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Armenian Cathedral of Moscow

Location: Moscow, Russia
Type: Religious/Cathedral
Client: Novo-Nakhichevan and Russian Diocese of the AAC
Appointment: 2005
Completion: 2013
Area: 950 sqm
Height: 50 m
Status: 🟢 Realized

The Holy Transfiguration Armenian Cathedral, a magnificent architectural wonder, graces the heart of the city. Situated at the southwest intersection of Olympic Avenue and Trifonovskaya Street, it serves as the focal point of this sacred enclave.

Within the monastery complex, the cathedral and its intricate structures blend traditional Armenian architectural motifs with contemporary design elements. Its grandeur is accentuated by the meticulous detailing and harmonious proportions that embellish its facade.

Encircled by the Church of the Holy Cross, the residence of the head of the Patriarchal Exarch of Novo-Nakhichevan, the Russian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, a guest house, refectory, gymnasium, and museum, the cathedral stands as the spiritual nucleus of this vibrant community.

The monastery complex, beyond being a sanctuary for worship, is a cultural treasure trove. It shelters small architectural features such as ceremonial gates and monuments that commemorate Armenian-Russian friendship, crossstones, and a tribute to the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. Each contributes to the rich tapestry of the site's history and significance.

In its entirety, the Holy Transfiguration Armenian Cathedral and its surrounding complex are a testament to the enduring legacy of Armenian culture and spirituality in Moscow, as well as the lasting presence of the Armenian community in the city.

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