Spains Russian Orthodox church

Posted by antiguogrumete on Mar. 28, 2012

The Church of the Archangel Saint Michael is an exact replica of a 17th-century Orthodox temple in Russia, and building materials were flown in from as far as the Ural mountains to obtain as realistic an imitation as possible - specialists in Russian wood were even drafted in for the actual construction work. Besides the temple, there is a christening area where converts to the Orthodox faith can be submerged in baptismal water, as well as a house for the priest, a conference room and a soup kitchen.There are around 6,600 Russian nationals registered in Alicante, according to the National Statistics Institute, and until now they had prayed in rented spaces.

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