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Temple of the Icon of the Mother of God (Samara)

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  • Храм иконы Божией Матери (Самара). Photo 1
  • Храм иконы Божией Матери (Самара). Photo 2


The temple in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God "Derzhavnaya", located in the center of Samara, is a significant architectural object of the city. This temple was founded on a place where no structure had previously stood. Many local residents believe that the choice of this site for the construction of the temple has symbolic significance, since it is located opposite the city administration.

The laying of the first stone for the construction of the temple took place in 2003, and the place was consecrated by Archbishop Sergius of Samara and Syzran. Construction was completed in September 2008, when the domes were installed on the temple.

The architectural design of the temple belongs to A.E. Astakhov, and the interior interiors were designed by V.V. Chemirzov. The temple in honor of the Reigning Icon of the Mother of God has become one of the characteristic elements of the urban landscape of Samara and is a place for religious services and spiritual communication of believers.

Description of the church

The Church in honor of the “Sovereign” Icon of the Mother of God is an important religious site that reflects the special veneration and significance of this icon in the Orthodox tradition. This temple is a single-altar, five-domed structure, built of stone and made in the Byzantine style with elements of Russian architecture. Its cruciform arrangement and five domes give it a characteristic architectural expression.

The first floor of the church is intended for the refectory, and two staircases lead to the second floor, where the choir seats are located. The belfry is located in the western part of the temple. The height of the church reaches 26 meters, which makes it a noticeable element of the urban landscape.

The Sovereign Icon of the Mother of God has a special meaning in the Russian Orthodox faith. Her veneration is associated with historical events and symbolism associated with the mention of the royal power. It is important to note that for religious icon painters this icon is one of the most revered and valuable in Russia.


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