Church of Mary Magdalene in Jerusalem
In the small town of Magdala, which is locatednot far from Jerusalem, a woman lived. She was alone: no parents, no husband, no children. Her name was Mary Magdalene. She worked in the fish market. Men used her loneliness and dementia, indulging her with love joys. Local residents did not like Maria, threw stones and rotten vegetables into it. There was no one to protect her, she herself was not able to do it. The girl's life changed when Jesus came with his apostles to the city.
Mary is a follower of Christ
The teacher drove out of her seven demons, the thoughts of Magdalenebecame bright, and she followed him, loving her whole soul. In the New Testament, it is written that Jesus also loved Mary, their love was high, spiritual. Mary Magdalene became the first and only disciple of Christ, she carried people his teachings after his death and resurrection.
Home church of Mary Magdalene
Construction of the temple
Alexander did not choose this place fortemple. The land where the church of St. Mary Magdalene, Gethsemane, or the Garden of Gethsemane now stands, is holy. Buy it advised archimandrite Antonin Kapustin. David Grimm - Russian architect, designed the church. For the construction, the stones of Jerusalem were used, and metal and wood were brought from Russia. Icons and paintings of all the buildings of the temple were made by Russian masters and artists. All the costs were borne by the royal family. The Church of Mary Magdalene was consecrated in the year 1888. The church is located in the center of the city. The convent here appeared much later. It was founded by the Orthodox Englishwomen Maria and Martha in 1934, the first to find peace here and pacification.
The Last Haven of the Empress
Sights of the monastery and its land
Where else is the church of Mary Magdalene?
Temple of Mary Magdalene in St. Petersburg
Where is the church of Mary Magdalene in St. Petersburg? Near the Pavlovsk park. Here passes the basic pilgrimage of the townspeople.
Церковь Равноапостольной Марии Магдалины в the cultural capital of our country was erected many times in the same place. This building is the first building in the city, made of stone. In 1871 there was a hospital on this site, therefore the church was decided to build here. The architect Quarenghi began construction in the presence of Prince Pavel Petrovich - the son of the founder of St. Petersburg, Peter. Finished and consecrated the temple of Gabriel - Metropolitan Petrov. Icons were painted by the Roman painter Kades, and the Russian painter Fyodor Danilov was engaged in wall painting. The Empress Maria Fyodorovna herself was crooning that the interior decoration be distinguished by its splendor and simplicity.
Outside, the church remained strict and unassailable. Nearby buried soldiers who died in the hospital after fighting with the French troops, under the temple itself placed a crypt for foreign ambassadors and ministers.
After the revolution, the hospital became a shoe factory,and the temple was closed in 1931. Church decoration and icons stolen, relics, formerly sacred, defiled, much burned. The largest damage was done to the church's interior paintings by a toy factory, which was located in the building of the church after the Great Patriotic War. Chemical liquids, the vibration of sewing machines used in production, put a fatty point on the original beauty that survived for almost two centuries. Subsequently, the room, once a beautiful church, was empty for a long time. The community achieved its return to itself only in the year nineteen ninety-five. At that time, from the building, there was practically nothing left: the floor was completely absent, the walls were covered with cracks. Since in Russia in the nineties there was a terrible financial situation, there was no question of financing for the restoration of the temple. Until 1998, the Church of Mary Magdalene continued to collapse. Finally, all the wooden partitions rotted, and inside the frescoes appeared fashionable graffiti.
Only by the year 2000 thethe building itself, resumed the service. Also found parts of ancient frescoes and murals on the walls, by today they are practically restored. The relics and icons that belonged to her began to return to the church of Mary Magdalene, which were in all countries of the world from collectors and museums. Now the church has a gilded cross and new domes of the main belfry.