and its forgotten temple

Church in Prydesnyanske

The church in Prydesnianske was unlucky twice. It was closed and it burned down, but before that, it is really trouble with the person in whose honor it was built. The church was founded in the last quarter of the nineteenth century in honor of the russian imperial family - Tsar Nicholas II and his wife - Alexandra Feodorovna. But I had a question about the name of the church. The name is not mentioned anywhere in the sources, but someone called the church St. Alexander on Google Maps only.

However, the real name was discovered by the metrics and the old (first) name of the village. It was Savynky. And the church was consecrated in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker!

The church in Prydesnianske has been without the roof and the altar for many years. Surprisingly, there are four icons have been preserved, painted on wooden boards on the walls of the church inside this unfortunate ruined church: St. Panteleimon the Healer and his life, the Great Martyr Barbara and her life, and the icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and the Holy Great Martyr Queen Alexandra of Rome.

There is an inscription under the names of the last two icons. It is about the church was built in honor of the Russian Emperor Nicholas II and the imperial family.

It seems to be tainted, stigmatized by this consecration. But you must admit that it would be nice to revive and rededicate a church in honor of St. Alexandra of Rome, who was martyred for Christ, or in honor of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of travelers and a favorite of children.

Мітки: Чернігівська область, руїни, дерев'яні храми,