Chapel of Our Lady

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Place: Konnyushennaya Square On the map

Construction time: 1887-1907

Architect: Alfred Parland

Style: Pseudo-russian (Romantic nationalism)

Purpose: Building used to store vestments of the clergy and church plate. Now the chapel is a museum of stone.

ХрисмаInteresting facts: Tourists usually surprised by symbol on the dome of the sacristy. They think, that it is the some mysterious and masonic symbol. But in fact this symbol is traditionally Christian. Here are depicted greek letters “alpha”, “omega”, “hi” and “ro”. “Hi” and “ro” are the first letters of Christ name. “Alpha” and “omega” are from Apocalypses, where you can find the words, saying by God: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End”.

 

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