Date: 4 months ago   Category: Politics

The Andreevsky church is given to Constantinople. Main thing


Transfer to Universal patriarchy the temple in Kiev built by the Russian empress to continuous use. The Verkhovna Rada made the decision on transfer to Universal patriarchy of Andreevsky church in Kiev - the historical construction created on the project of the architect Rastrelli. The temple in which earlier Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church held services, transfer to Constantinople for commission of church services, religious practices, ceremonies and processions. Корреспондент.net tells details. The Andreevsky Monument of Church Architecture church, constructed in Baroque style in 1749-1754 by order of the Russian empress Elizabeth Petrovna. The famous Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli designed the building, and local architects under the leadership of the resident of Kostroma Ivan Michurin built. The temple was called in honor of the apostle Andrew the First-Called - the patron of Ukraine. Is on the Andreevsky mountain on the abrupt right coast of Dnieper, above a historical part of Kiev - the Hem. Down from it there is an Andreevsky descent connecting the top city to lower. After World War II in Andreevsky church the Kiev spiritual academy worked. It was closed during an antireligious campaign of Khrushchev, and the Andreevsky temple became the museum. At its steps shot the well-known final scene of the movie For two hares. In 2008 the president Viktor Yushchenko gave the temple to use of UAPTs, having become its main temple. On October 18 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine transferred Andreevsky church to continuous use to Universal patriarchy. The relevant bill offered by the president Petro Poroshenko was supported by 237 parliamentarians. The temple is transferred for commission of church services, religious practices, ceremonies and processions. According to the bill, the building of the temple remains in state ownership, and transfer happens to the purpose of creation of conditions for implementation of Universal patriarchy of church services by church in Ukraine. The parliament charged to the cabinet to provide transfer of Andreevsky church from the date of entry into force of this law in a month. To universal patriarchy only one condition - to observe the legislation on protection of cultural heritage is set. Also there the Masonic order of Saint Stanislav presented the awards. Now UAPTs and its head Makari agreed to transfer of church to Universal patriarchy provided that the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church will be included into the local orthodox church which is new created in Ukraine. "I agree to give Andreevsky church. When I remember the Constantinople patriarch behind service and I meet requirements of him if it is necessary to offer one cathedral", - the head of UAPTs told. Why the temple Constantinople according to the head of the Parliament Andriy Parubiy, the decision the Verkhovna Rada restores the Stauropegic monastery of the Universal patriarch in Kiev which will carry out a role of the residence of the patriarch. Rada states that transfer is carried out also for providing "religious needs of believers for restoration and preservation of communications with Kohn

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