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Russian Church of St. Andrew and All Russian Saints (Episkopio)

The majestic church is in the courtyard of the Metropolis of Tamasos and Orinis in the Nicosia district of Cyprus.

The church, under the patronage of St. Andrew and All Russian Saints, being built in a Russian style, is unparalleled on the island.

The church boasts five gold domes which arrived from St. Petersburg and the central dome, weighing nearly eight tons, was placed on the church on July 7, 2016 to the sound of chanting and fireworks, followed by a music and dance program.

The church holds 400 people and is surrounded by a large hillside garden, pavilions, a reception area, a park for disabled children with special games for those who have mobility problems, and Byzantine-style fountains of Holy Water. The “Route of Russian Holiness” with mosaics of Russian Saints is also built.

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