Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Kharkiv

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary [1] (Ukrainian: Кафедральний собор Успіння Пресвятої Діви Марії ) also called Assumption Cathedral is the name given to a religious building affiliated with the Catholic Church that follows the Roman or Latin rite and is located in the city of Kharkiv in Kharkiv Oblast in east part of the European country of Ukraine.[2] The temple was built in neo-Gothic style between 1887 and 1892 on Gogol Street.

Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Кафедральний собор Успіння Пресвятої Діви Марії
Katedra Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Pann P1510068.jpg
LocationKharkiv
Country Ukraine
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

In the thirties of the twentieth century, during the period of the Soviet Union the church was closed and turned into secular Local housed, among others, a cinema and an installation of the Communist Party. In 1992 the temple was returned to the Catholic faithful. Since 2002 is the cathedral of the new diocese of Kharkiv - Zaporizhzhia (Dioecesis Kharkiviensis-Zaporizhiensis, Харківсько-Запорізька дієцезія) that was created by bull "Ad plenius prospiciendum" of Pope John Paul II.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  2. ^ Hauser Zbigniew, "Ilustrowany przewodnik po zabytkach kultury na Ukrainie", t.4, ISBN 978-8387654115

Coordinates: 49°59′47″N 36°14′06″E / 49.9964°N 36.2350°E / 49.9964; 36.2350