Church “Joy of All Who Sorrow”

Volgograd , Russia
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Temple of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow”

In the live broadcast you can see the Joy of All Who Sorrow Church, which is located in the center of the Gorodishche village, Volgograd Region. The temple shown in the webcam is the only religious object of this kind, designed in the Byzantine style with elements of ancient Russian architecture.

At the end of the 19th century, the village of Gorodishche, where the online broadcast is coming from, has significantly grown and improved. The old wooden church, which stood on the site of the temple in the webcam, ceased to accommodate all the parishioners. In 1905, the construction of a new stone church began, headed by priest Konstantin Khitrov. After the assassination of the abbot, an obelisk stone was erected at the place of his death.

The Church of Our Lady “Joy of All Who Sorrow”, shown in the online camera, was consecrated on May 25, 1914.

Services in the church, which you see on the webcam, were constantly held until the 30s of the 20th century. Later, with the advent of Soviet power, the bells were removed from the bell tower, and the rector of the church, Tikhon Andreyevich Nikitin, was arrested. The church, broadcasted online, was closed, and a cultural institution was housed on its premises.

During the Great Patriotic War, in the building of the Church of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow”, which this online camera is directed to, the headquarters of the commander of the 6th Army of the Wehrmacht Field Marshal Paulus was located before the campaign to Stalingrad, and then the German military hospital.

After the Second World War, a club and a library were opened in the Church of Our Lady of Joy of All Who Sorrow in live camera.

In 1990, in the village of Gorodishche, where the online stream is coming from, the Orthodox Parish of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” began to work again and the temple was returned to the believers. It was a time to restore the temple in the webcam. An iconostasis with a canopy over the altar was erected inside the church, a charitable refectory began to work, a Sunday school with a children’s choir “Bells” was formed, a baptismal building was built, a metal fence appeared on the territory adjacent to the temple, and domes were installed. Eight bells with the faces of saints were erected on the restored bell tower.

The Church of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow”, broadcasted in the web camera, is an Orthodox monument of antiquity and one of the most striking religious sights of the Volgograd region.

There are many interesting temples and churches in Volgograd and its region. For example, these 30 main temples: Kazan Cathedral, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist; Church of All Saints at Mamayev Kurgan; Temple-chapel of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God; Temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh; Temple of Ionann of Kronstadt; Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker; Church of All Saints Who Shone in the Land of Russia; Temple of Praskeva Friday; Temple of Faith, Hope, Love and their Mother Sophia; Temple of Prince Vladimir; Church of the Holy Martyr Joseph of Astrakhan; Savior Transfiguration Church; Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin; Temple of Praise of the Most Holy Theotokos; Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord; Temple of the Epiphany; Temple of the Uryupinsk Icon of the Mother of God; Church of the Icon of the Mother of God “Sign”; Temple of the Icon of the Mother of God “Unexpected Joy”; Church-chapel of Fyodor Ushakov; Temple of the Archangel Michael; Temple of the Assumption of the Virgin; Temple of St. George the Victorious; Church of St. John the Evangelist; Temple of Nikita the Confessor of Midikia; Temple of Paisiy Velichkovsky; Church of St. Innocent of Moscow; Church of Alexander Nevsky and Cyrus and John; Smolensk-Bryanchaninovskaya church.

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