Sacred John Zlatousta's Temple
In the centre of old Yalta, on an eminence of the Polykurovsky hill, surrounded the cypress park, locates the temple of prelate John Zlatousta constructed under the personal petition of the governor general of Novorossisk edge column M.S.Vorontsova for the state account — as a cathedral temple of the future city.
The First cathedral temple of Yalta has been constructed under drawings of architect G.I.Torichelli. It has been executed from pilennyh limy blocks in pseudo-Gothic style of English country country houses, plastered and painted in ohristye tone. Crowned a temple five tent domes, covered with mosaic gold. The three-storied belltower towering on 45 metres above sea level, became at once the main town-planning and navigating reference point of a city. It has been brought in all international lotsii Black sea. Round a temple the country churchyard — the old cemetery which rests can be found and now settled down.
In the eighties a XIX-th century St. John Zlatousta's cathedral has undergone essential reorganisation. It was made by city architect N. P.Krasnov who under own drawings has considerably expanded a building of a temple and has reduced its krestovo-dome space in one dome of the Byzantian style. The dome has been painted by a blue oil paint and topped by the big gilt cross. Means for these works the Yalta mayor Andrey Lvovich Vrangel has offered. Under its request in a temple the side-altar which throne is consecrated in honour of sacred apostle Andrey Pervozvannogo — heavenly patron A.L.Vrangelja also has been arranged. Unfortunately, fine creations of academician Krasnov — the Nikolsky chapel, school, a temple burnt down in 1941 and disassembled in the beginning 50 have not reached our time. Thanks to the to "the international status» the belltower has escaped only.
Since 1994 relic revival has begun. The author of the new project became Alexander Valerevna Petrov's architect, taken for a basis Grigory Torichelli's found in archive of a palace-museum of Vorontsova in Alupke drawings. For three years a handsome man the temple has been built up in the same kind, as well as at count Vorontsove. On November, 26th, 1998 the temple has been consecrated by the archbishop Simferopol and Crimean Lazarem about what the memorable table placed in pritvore narrates.
In a temple the reconstruction of interiors, elements of internal furniture and a church ornamental list proceeds. There is a building there is no time the destroyed Nikolsky chapel at Seaport, and also Sunday school.
The Address: 98600, Yalta, Tolstoy's street, 10, ph. 32-89-75. At week-days the temple is opened from 10.00 till.
In addition on the given theme:
Krestovozdvizhensky Church (Livadija)
the Cathedral of Sacred Blagovernogo of Prince Alexander Nevskogo
the Temple of Archangel Michael (Alupka)
Hram Pokrova Presvjatoj Bogoroditsy (the Bottom Oreanda)
the Temple of St. Blg. Prince Alexander Nevskogo at sanatorium St. Onions (Alupka)
the Temple of the St. Great martyr and Healer Panteleimona
Church of Revival Christ's (the item of Foros)
Preobrazhenija Gospodnja Church
Church of Sacred Great martyr Feodor Tirona
Sacred Nikolay Chudotvortsa's Church (the item of Massandra)