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List of largest Eastern Orthodox church buildings

This is a list of the largest Eastern Orthodox church buildings in the world, based on area and capacity. Any Eastern Orthodox church building that has a capacity of 3,000 people, can be added to this page. Sorting is done by volume (priority) and area. The church building are listed in alphabetical order according to country. The churches are from various jurisdictions of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Name Images Capacity
Area Volume
City Jurisdiction Country Year Built
People's Salvation Cathedral
People's Salvation Cathedral - Days of Consecration 16.jpg
6,000[citation needed] 6,100 m²[citation needed] 323,000 m³
Bucharest Romania Patriarchate Romania Romania 2010–present
Saint Isaac's Cathedral[a]
Saint Isaac's Cathedral in SPB.jpeg
14,000[citation needed] 7,000 m²[citation needed] 260,000 m³[citation needed] Saint Petersburg State Russian Museum Russia Russia 1858
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Moscow July 2011-7a.jpg
10,000[3] 8,000[4] 194,900[4] Moscow Moscow Patriarchate Russia Russia Demolished 1931, Rebuilt 2000
Kazan Cathedral
Kazan Cathedral - panoramio (1).jpg
6,000[citation needed] 4,000 m²[citation needed] Saint Petersburg Moscow Patriarchate Russia Russia 1811
Church of Saint Sava
Temple Saint Sava.jpg
10,000[5] 3,650 m²
170,000 m³
Belgrade Serbian Patriarchate Serbia Serbia 1989–present
Kronstadt Naval Cathedral
Naval Cathedral of St Nicholas in Kronstadt 02.jpg
5,000[citation needed] 3,000 m²[citation needed] Kronstadt Moscow Patriarchate Russia Russia 1913
Trinity Izmailovsky Cathedral
Spb 06-2017 img06 Trinity Cathedral.jpg
3,500 m²
Saint Petersburg Moscow Patriarchate Russia Russia 1835
Tsminda Sameba Cathedral
Tbilisi Holy Trinity Cathedral (Sameba) IMG 8951 1920.jpg
10,000[citation needed] 3,000 m²[citation needed] 137,000 m³[citation needed] Tbilisi Patriarchate of Georgia Georgia (country) Georgia 2004
Novocherkassk Ascension Cathedral
Войсковой Вознесенский собор - усыпальница Героев Отечественной войны 1812 года.jpg
5,000[citation needed] 2,900 m²[citation needed] 135,000 m³
Novocherkassk Moscow Patriarchate Russia Russia 1904
Smolny Cathedral
Smolny Convent.jpg
3,000 m²[citation needed] Saint Petersburg Moscow Patriarchate Russia Russia 1764
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
3,170 m²
86,000 m³
Sofia Patriarchate of Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria 1912
Annunciation Cathedral
Zalopan', Kharkov, Kharkovskaya oblast', Ukraine - panoramio (10).jpg
2,000 m²[citation needed] Kharkiv Moscow Patriarchate Ukraine Ukraine 1901
Church of Saint Panteleimon
Saint Panteleimon Acharnon.jpg
5,000[citation needed] 2,400 m²[citation needed] Athens Greek Orthodox Church Greece Greece 1930
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Catedrala Sfânta Treime din Baia Mare (România).png
5,000[citation needed] 2,100 m²[citation needed] Baia Mare Romania Patriarchate Romania Romania 1990-present
Transfiguration Cathedral
Украина, Одесса - Свято-Преображенский кафедральный собор 02.jpg
3,100 m²[citation needed] Odessa Moscow Patriarchate Ukraine Ukraine 1837, rebuilt 2003
Saint Andrew of Patras
Agios Andreas Church Patras Dec 2016.jpg
1,900 m²
Patras Greek Orthodox Church Greece Greece 1908–1974[16]
Ascension of the Lord Cathedral
Catedrala Înălțarea Domnului - Bacău.jpg
5,000[citation needed] 1,706 m²
Bacău Patriarchate of Romania Romania Romania 2017
Resurrection Cathedral
Orthodox Church Tirana 2016 albania.jpg
5,000[citation needed] 1,660 m²[citation needed] Tirana Albanian Orthodox Church Albania Albania 2014
Timișoara Orthodox Cathedral
Catedrala Mitropolitana "Sf. Trei Ierarhi" Timisoara.jpg
1,542 m²[citation needed] 50,000 m³
Timișoara Patriarchate of Romania Romania Romania 1940
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
4,000[citation needed] 1,450 m²[citation needed] Tallinn Moscow Patriarchate Estonia Estonia 1900
Agios Minas Cathedral
Crete Iraklio4 tango7174.jpg
3,000[citation needed] 1,350 m²
Heraklion Greek Orthodox Church Greece Greece 1895
Saint Mark's Church
Crkva Svetog Marka u Beogradu.jpg
3,000[citation needed] 1,150 m²[citation needed] Belgrade Serbian Patriarchate SerbiaSerbia 1940
Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral
Daugavpils Ss Boris and Gleb Orthodox Cathedral (2).jpg
3,000[citation needed] 1,100 m²[citation needed] Daugavpils Moscow Patriarchate Latvia Latvia 1905
Poti Cathedral
Cathedral in Poti, Georgia.jpg
3,000[citation needed] 1,000 m²[citation needed] Poti Patriarchate of Georgia Georgia (country)Georgia 1906
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Jerusalem Holy Sepulchre BW 19.JPG
10,000[21] Jerusalem Patriarchate of Jerusalem Israel /State of Palestine Israel/Palestine 326
Church of the Nativity of Christ
Kyshtym church.jpg
5,000[22] Kyshtym Moscow Patriarchate Russia Russia 1857
St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral
St. Nicola's Cathedral.JPG
5,000[citation needed] Saint Petersburg Moscow Patriarchate Russia Russia 1753
Sophia Cathedral
St Sophia cathedral Pushkin 1.jpg
5,000[citation needed] Saint Petersburg Moscow Patriarchate RussiaRussia 1788
Transfiguration Cathedral of Ugresha Monastery
7,000[citation needed] Dzerzhinsky, Moscow Oblast Moscow Patriarchate RussiaRussia 1521
St. Michael's Cathedral
Михайловский кафедральный собор (Черкассы).jpg
12,000[citation needed] Cherkasy Ukrainian Orthodox Church Ukraine Ukraine 2000
Uspenski Cathedral
Uspenski Cathedral Helsinki 2012.jpg
1,000 m²[citation needed] Helsinki Finnish Orthodox Church (Autonomous church under Ecumenical Patriarchate) Finland Finland 1868
Uzhhorod Orthodox Cathedral
Храм Христа Рятівника (Ужгород).JPG
5,000[citation needed] Uzhhorod Ukrainian Orthodox Church Ukraine Ukraine 1990


  1. ^ Currently functions as a museum[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Şantierul Catedralei Mântuirii Neamului [The Shrine of the People's Salvation Cathedral] (DVD) (in Romanian). Patriarchate of Romania.
  2. ^ "РПЦ осталась без Исаакиевского собора". (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  3. ^ "Храм Христа Спасителя". Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Основные размеры Храма Христа Спасителя".
  5. ^ "Организација унутрашњег простора Храма и његове функције" [Organization of the inner space of the Temple and its functions]. - Hram Svetog Save.
  6. ^ a b "Храм у простору и бројевима" [Temple in space and numbers]. (in Serbian). Храм Светог Саве. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Собор Святой Живоначальной Троицы".
  8. ^ "Патриарший Вознесенский войсковой всеказачий собор - Достопримечательности - Официальный сайт города Новочеркасска". Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  9. ^ Смольный монастырь, собор
  10. ^
  11. ^ 15 Century Bulgaria Foundation (15 века БЪЛГАРИЯ) website, article with title Patriarchal cathedral stauropigial memorial church St. Alexander Nevsky (pdf in English)
  12. ^ "София 1968 г. - ОБИКОЛКА НА ГРАДА". Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  13. ^ Благовіщенський собор у Харкові
  15. ^ a b Dr.Ing.Ch.Apostolopoulos, University of Patras, "Historical data from construction - damages in the structure of the new church of Saint Andrew in Patras"
  16. ^ "Πάτρα - Ι.Ν. Αγίου Ανδρέα: Ο μεγαλύτερος των Βαλκανίων..." Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Megaconstrucţii: Catedrala „Înălţarea Domnului" din Bacău". Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  18. ^ WR. "Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara·". Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  19. ^ "Catedrala din Timişoara, stil şi eleganţă". Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  20. ^ Chiotaki Aspasia, Bachelor Thesis with title Religious Tourism in Heraklion, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, 2009
  21. ^ "Israel News - The Jerusalem post". Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  22. ^ "Kyshtym, Chelyabinsk region - Parks and Landscapes". Retrieved 5 March 2018.