Cathedral of St. Theodore Ushakov

Saransk, Russia

Cathedral of St. Theodore Ushakov

The Cathedral of St. Theodore Ushakov (Russian: Собор Святого Феодора Ушакова) is a Russian Orthodox cathedral in the Saransk, the Cathedral of the Diocese of Saransk and Mordovia. The cathedral is named for Russian saint and admiral Fyodor Ushakov.

In 1991, the Holy Synod of Russian Orthodox Church became independent from the Penza Diocese. The first meeting of the new administration took place in the Church of St. John the Divine, which, soon proved too small to perform this function. In this regard, the archbishop of Saransk and Mordovia Varsonofy appealed to the authorities of the Republic of Mordovia, with a request to approve the construction of a new cathedral. After the canonization of Admiral Feodor Ushakov in 2001, he was elected as a patron Saint of the cathedral. In coordination with the municipal authorities the cathedral has placed in the area of intersection of Bolshevitskaya and Sovetskaya streets. In 2002 construction was given the status of republican, and he was supported by a number of private sponsors. The cornerstone was placed on May 8, 2002. The construction was completed in 2006.

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