At the height of the war, 'Ukrainian patrons' fund cathedral renovation in Vologda, Russia
Metropolitan Anthony led the consecration and liturgy in concelebration of the clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Subsequently, he all prayed together for Ukraine, the website of the UOC-MP reports.
It should be noted that the church, which was consecrated by a representative of the UOC-MP and which is part of the ensemble of the Kremlin of Vologda, was renovated at the expense of Russian and Ukrainian sponsors.
This is reported by Interfax-Religion, which did not disclose the names of benefactors.
The publication also notes that patrons provided money for the restoration in 2016. The following year, work began.
"For 82 long years, Vologda and the Archdiocese of Vologda were lacking the main cathedral. In 2016, at the initiative of Metropolitan Ignatiy of Vologda and Kyryliv, it was decided to transfer the cathedral, where the Regional Art Gallery was located, to the Church. Thanks to the efforts of the best architects and renovators, our Russian and Ukrainian benefactors who contributed funds for the refurbishment of the church, as well as hundreds of donors from among the parishioners, the work was completed," according to the press service of the governor of Vologda.
In the temple, the builders eliminated the cause of humidity, performed waterproofing, restored the roof, attic floors, the second tier of the central part, which was deformed due to a significant deviation from the central axis. Facades, window openings, drainage system, main entrance door, wooden porch on the north side and roof over the North for the church were restored. The premises on the second floor have been completely renovated. The works are nearing completion on the first floor. The object adapts to modern needs.
The number of funds donated by patrons for repair, restoration and emergency response work amounted to RUR 90 million.
The Cathedral of Vologda includes a complex of churches - St. Sophia Cathedral (XVI century) and Resurrection Cathedral (XVIII century), as well as the cathedral bell tower.