St Volodymyr Chapel (properly Grand Prince St. Volodymyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles) is a small Ukrainian Orthodox Chapel which serves the Vernadsky Research Base on Galindez Island, Antarctica. It is one of eight churches in Antarctica. It is dedicated to St. Volodymyr the Great.

St Volodymyr Chapel
Grand Prince St. Volodymyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles
Каплиця Святого Володимира
LocationVernadsky Research Base, Galindez Island
DenominationEastern Orthodox
DedicationSt. Volodymyr the Great
Associated peopleMetropolitan Augustine (consecrator)
Years built2010-2011
Number of floorsOne
Floor area15m

The chapel, a simple wooden construction, was built on the island in 2011. Its creation was funded by philanthropists. It was consecrated by the then Metropolitan of Lviv and Galicia, Augustine.[1] Despite its small size, the chapel is richly decorated. Its contents include an icon of St. Nicholas.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ "Worldwide Antarctic Program". Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Polar News". Retrieved 14 February 2018.

65°14′44.5″S 64°15′27″W / 65.245694°S 64.25750°W / -65.245694; -64.25750