The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Saturday, 17 July 2010

St. Nikolai - The Russian Church

With wonderful domes, the St.Nikolai Church known locally as the Russian Church is a prominent landmark in Sofia.

Funded by Russian émigrés and built quickly during the winter of 1912 this is an archetypal Orthodox church.

The onion domes were recently repainted in gold leaf donated by Mother Russia.

The crypt houses the body of a popular religious leader Bishop Serafin who died in 1950.


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