Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Church Spassky Cave


On the edge of the River Don, Russia, there is one of the most interesting tourist attractions in the country, the Spassky Church Cave. The church is unique in that it carved out of a rock.

The church is believed to be carved thousands of years ago, even before Christianity came to Russia. Formerly, this is just a giant rock hollowed to make the monks cave hideout Russia.

Because of the lack of records and historical evidence, it is not known exactly when the rock was turned into a church. However, no doubt that this is one of the church buildings with antique architecture in Russia.

Church architecture is influenced by the Byzantine style, but the interior is more stylish Orthodox. The church can accommodate up to 2,000 worshipers each year come from all over Russia.

It has a magnificent and unique building, the church was also storing a sad story. Formerly, the church was often a witness to the oppression of the communists against the monks and nuns. During the communist regime came to power, they were expelled from the church, even one of them was shot dead.

In addition to having a unique architecture, this church is believed to cure diseases and injuries. This may be influenced by the landscape around the beautiful church.

In the vicinity there are other attractions that can be visited, namely the Mount Golgotha​​, Mount Tabor, and the Garden of Gethsemane. Locals believe the area around the church is a sacred area.

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