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World's largest Orthodox church being completed in Belgrade

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  • Nina_Dimas_42
    http://www.mospat.ru/index.php?page=28144 Construction of the largest in the world Orthodox church to be completed in Belgrade Interior decoration and painting
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 3, 2005
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      Construction of the largest in the world Orthodox church to be
      completed in Belgrade

      Interior decoration and painting of the church of St.Sava of Serbia
      will be completed next September. The church is considered the
      largest Orthodox church in the world. Christ the Saviour Cathedral
      square in Moscow is 60x60 metres, while the church in Belgrade
      designed in Serbian-Byzantine style is 91x81. The fresco of Christ
      in the cupola of St.Sava's church will be the largest in the
      Christian world. The capacity of the cathedral will accommodate some
      ten thousand worshippers at a time.

      The central cupola of St.Sava's church weights 4 thousand tons. 12-
      meter gilded cross crowns it. There are 17 crosses of lesser size to
      top other cupolas. Two belfries on the west side of the church house
      49 bells of different power of sound and size. Their weight differs
      from 12 kilo to 5 tons.

      The construction of the church began in 1936. At first the war
      interfered, and then political disorders. Builders resumed their
      work in April 2000. St.Sava's church was officially handed over to
      the Serbian Orthodox Church in 2003.
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