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 Yelokhovo Cathedral 


Yelokhovo Cathedral is an orthodox church of the Epiphany Deanery of the Diocese of Moscow. In 1938-1991 it was the Patriarchal Cathedral. The main altar was consecrated in honor of the feast of the Epiphany, the chapels in honor of St. Nicholas (the northern one) and in honor of the feast of the Annunciation (the southern one). Since 1991 the Cathedral is the Cathedral of the Moscow Patriarchate.
In 1799 Alexander Pushkin was baptized in the church. Artemy Ivanovich Buturlin became the godfather of Pushkin, a distant relative of the poet's mother, Nadezhda Osipovna.
The particularly venerated list of Kazan icon of Our Lady which previously was in Kazan Cathedral in Red Square was moved to the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Yelokhovo in 1930.
The relics of St. Alexis, the Wonderworker of Moscow, were delivered to the Cathedral in 1947 by Archpriest Nikolai Kolchitsky and met by Patriarch Alexy I. Until 1920 the relics were buried in Aleksievsaya church of Chudov monastery, which was destroyed in 1929. P.Baranovskii before demolition of the temple managed to carry the relics to Cathedral of the Assumption in the Kremlin. In 1948 the carved wooden canopy after the design of M.E. Gubonin was set over the relics.




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