Byzantine Architecture of Warsaw: St. Mary Magdalene Cathedral

Sobór św. Marii Magdaleny

The Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene (Polish: Sobór św. Marii Magdaleny) is a Polish Orthodox cathedral located in Warsaw, Poland.

Five interesting facts about the Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene:

  • It was built in Byzantine style.
  • It was opened in 1869, serving the needs of a growing community of Russians settling in the area of present-day Praga Północ.
  • It is one of the two (the second is the Orthodox church in the Orthodox cemetery in Wola) surviving Orthodox churches in Warsaw after the demolition of Orthodox churches in Poland, once the country reclaimed its independence in the 1920s.
  • It was entered into the Polish register of monuments in 1965 under No. 741.
  • It is the main Polish Orthodox Church.

Sobór św. Marii Magdaleny
The left Deacon's Doors, Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene, Warsaw

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View of the main iconostasis, Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene, Warsaw

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Icon, Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene, Warsaw

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The right Deacon's Doors, Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene, Warsaw

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The main drum inside the Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene, Warsaw

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Burning candles on a candlestick, Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene, Warsaw

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