Liepaja

The Naval Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Liepaja

The Naval Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas

The construction of еhe Naval Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas began in 1900. The cathedral was consecrated on August 22, 1903, and was attended by the Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family. Until 1915, the cathedral hosted all the solemn events of the Russian army and navy.

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After 1915, when Liepaja was occupied by German troops, the cathedral retained its sacred status and partially its furniture, and rare services were held there.

After the Latvian army defeated Liepaja on the territory of Karosta, the cathedral continued to function as an Orthodox church until 1934, when it was converted into a Lutheran church for the Liepaja garrison. The church was renovated, including the replacement of crosses, and the three main denominations - Lutheran, Catholic and Orthodox - were able to hold services there.

After World War II, the Soviet naval base authorities established a matron club in the cathedral, and the building was transformed into a new function. In September 1991, when the Russian Federation was still in operation, the cathedral was restored to its historical name and transferred to the Orthodox Church. The first service was held on December 19, 1991 in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. In September 2016, the restored cathedral bells were consecrated.

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March 31, 2024

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