Chapel of Our Lady

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Place: Konnyushennaya Square On the map

Construction time: 1887-1907

Architect: Alfred Parland

Style: Pseudo-russian

Purpose: Building was used as a storage of the clergy vestments and church utensils. The Museum of Stone is now located in this chapel.

ХрисмаInteresting facts: Tourists are usually surprised by symbol on the dome of the sacristy. They think that it is some kind of a mysterious and Masonic symbol. In fact, this symbol is traditionally Christian. Here the Greek letters “alpha”, “omega”, “hi” and “ro” are depicted. “Hi” and “ro” are the first letters of the name of Christ. “Alpha” and “omega” are taken from the 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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