Holy Andrew's Cathedral in Oskemen city (Ust-kamenogorks).
Cathedral of the Holy Apostle Andreas - Russian Orthodox Cathedral in the city of Oskemen Ust-Kamenogorsk in Kazakhstan. The cathedral was built between 2001 and 2007 by the architect Yuri Mikhailovich Trashkov and seats about 2,000 people.
History Cathedral of the Holy Apostle Andrew.
The construction of the cathedral was an initiative of church authorities. Archbishop of Astana and Almaty and the Vicar of the Trinity Monastery Oskemen appealed to the former governor of East Kazakhstan with a request to designate a plot of land for construction. The mayor of Oskemen supported the plan, but set the condition that the cathedral should be financed by gifts from private individuals. In addition to private individuals, a number of companies also made financial contributions to the foundation of the cathedral. It was decided to build a cathedral near the Trinity Monastery. The design of the building was entrusted to architects Yuri Mikhailovich Trashkov. On August 6, 2006, the Divine Liturgy was first performed in the cathedral. Since Christmas 2008, worship services are held daily.
Architecture Cathedral of the Holy Apostle Andrew.
The cathedral was built in the tradition of Russian church architecture. The building is a classic central building with a large golden dome in the middle and four smaller golden domes in the corners of the church. Above the entrance to the church is a bell tower with a green roof. The cathedral has a beautiful, white, four-story iconostasis made by Russian craftsmen from Volgodonsk. The main altar is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew.