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priest urges to restore the church entitled one of the most known Moscow streets

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=5769 04 March 2009, 16:55 The priest urges to restore the church entitled one of the most known Moscow streets
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      04 March 2009, 16:55
      The priest urges to restore the church entitled
      one of the most known Moscow streets

      Moscow, March 4, Interfax – The Moscow
      Patriarchate considers it’s important to restore
      the church of Joachim and Hanna, which has
      entitled the Moscow central street Yakimanka.

      "How it’s possible to imagine Yakimanka without a
      church of Joachim and Hanna! Naturally, it’s
      desirable to restore historical memory and
      historical justice," Archpriest Nikolay
      Krechetov, head of the Moskvoretsky deanery, told Interfax-Religion.

      According to the priest, "believers show for a
      long time already the initiative in this
      question", and, as he knows, "the Yakimanka’s
      area justice also makes efforts in this question."

      As a variant, Fr. Nikolay said the church could
      be restored on a place where a monument to the
      Bulgarian communist Georgy Dimitrov is situated
      today." It’s the business of the Moscow
      government of course, but may be it’ll be better
      to a monument to be situated in park on the
      Crimean quay where a lot of sculptures are
      gathered, and here it just will be possible to
      put a church, the place would suffice, though
      it’s not absolutely coincide with a primary place
      of the church," the interlocutor of agency added.

      The Joachim and Hanna church named for parents of
      the God’s Mother has been constructed in the end
      of 17th century and situated on a place of
      crossing of Malaya Yakimanka street and modern
      Yakimansky lane. The church has been closed in
      December 1939 and blown up in 1969.

      There is a waste on this place today. Only one
      Orthodox church - John the Warrior - has remained
      of four churches situated on Yakimanka street before the revolution.
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