Ascension Cathedral
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Ascension Cathedral

One of the main monuments of the Orthodox faith in Kazakhstan.
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Almaty

Ascension Cathedral

One of the main monuments of the Orthodox faith in Kazakhstan.

The Ascension Cathedral of Almaty or Zenkov Cathedral is one of the main monuments of the Orthodox faith in Kazakhstan. The landmark temple is located in the famous Park named after 28 Panfilov Guardsmen.

For the first time, the doors of the Ascension Cathedral were opened back in 1907, and since then it has survived many events that shook the entire local diocese of that time. First, earthquakes, and then the period of Soviet power, when shrines were massively closed throughout the country. But this is all in the past and now the Ascension Cathedral is of great value for the memorable culture of multinational Kazakhstan. The uniqueness of the wooden building is that it was built on one of the old building technology, which, for the most part, does without the use of nails. The interior of the temple at the same time luxurious and reserved, here you can clearly feel the breath of time. Particularly good are the talented works of icon painter N. G. Khludov, adorning the walls and iconostasis.

Zenkov Cathedral plays an important role in the lives of thousands of Orthodox Christians, as well as being an invaluable architectural and historical landmark of Almaty. The temple surprises with its beauty, and also donates a feeling of inner peace and security to everyone who is within its walls, regardless of religion.

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