Andrey Kritsky Church (konstantino-Eleninsky Monastery Metochion)


Metochion of the Church of Constantine and Helena monastery

The establishment of the temple and its further history is connected with Tsar-Martyr Nicholas. The reason for the construction of the Church was a wonderful case of salvation, the Royal family and the future Tsar- Nicholas in the train crash October 17, 1888 at the station Borki (60 km South of Kharkov). Due to a technical fault train path train, which went at a speed of 70 km per hour, derailed and crashed, falling off the mound. The number of deaths in the Royal train made up of 21 people. The entire Royal family (the Royal couple Alexander, Maria Fedorovna and their children: the Heir of Nicholas, George, Xenia, Mikhail and Olga) were miraculously spared, receiving only bruises and scratches.

14 Oct 1889, in the eve of the anniversary of the miraculous deliverance of the Emperor and His Royal family from the danger that threatened them in the train crash at Borkov, working in the Expedition of storing state papers decided to build on their donations separate Church Expedition. The construction of the building was carried out from 1891 to 1892.


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