Church of Saint Martyrs Vera, Nadezhda, Liubov’ and their mother Sofia

The Church of the Holy Martyrs of Vera, Nadezhda and Lyubov and their mother Sophia, the Patriarchal compound is located at the Miusskoye cemetery at the address: 21, building 1, Sushchyovsky Val. The Miusskoye cemetery was opened in 1771 during the plague epidemic. In 1773, the first wooden church was built here. In 1823, on the site of the wooden building, at the expense of the merchant I.P. Kozhevnikov, the stone temple (architect A.F. Elkinsky), existing until these days, was built. The consecration was performed by Metropolitan Filaret of Moscow (Drozdov). In 1834, side chapels were added to the church in honor of the icon of the Mother of God “The Sign” and St. Mitrofan of Voronezh. Later, two single-tiered bell towers were erected on the side of the western facade above the side chapels. In 1911-1912, a bell tower and an almshouse were built at the expense of A.A. Neronova. In the early 1920s, St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia repeatedly performed divine services in the church. In 1934, the temple was closed, the cross was knocked down, the bell tower was destroyed to the first tier, the temple building was subsequently rebuilt. Services resumed on September 28, 1990. Under the guidance of the rector of the temple, Archpriest Boris Prisyazhnyuk, the architectural and artistic appearance of the temple of the early twentieth century was recreated. The roof was replaced, the walls were painted, icons were placed in kiots (the icon cases).

Address: Moscow, Sushchevsky val, 21, p. 1