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The Church of the Intercession of the blessed virgin Mary: photo, description Maria-Obhut-Kirche)

Church of the Intercession is located at Ellerstraße street, 213, in the city center of Duesseldorf, the capital of the German Federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The temple belongs to the Russian Orthodox Church belongs to the Moscow Patriarchate. It is stavropegic, i.e. independent from the local diocesan authority.

The rector of the parish until his death in 2014, was Archbishop Longin of Klin, who served as the chief representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Germany since the unification of the country. Now the duties of the rector shall be temporarily performed by one of the clerics of the Berlin and German diocese. Initially, there were several Orthodox dioceses in the territory of the former GDR and the former FRG, but in 1992 they were all United with a common center in Berlin. Now in Germany there are about 60 Orthodox parishes.

A separate building the Church of the Intercession of the blessed virgin Mary has, as part of the Russian Orthodox Church Representation in Germany. The building itself is a representation of the Russian Orthodox Church was built in the XX century and designed in the Gothic revival style. The congregation, whose number is growing every year, has repeatedly complained about the lack of space and lack of funds for the construction of an independent Church.

The Church issues a quarterly printed publication "Cover" and is an informational Internet-resource "Pilgrim." Here a children's Sunday school and acts of charity society named after St. John of Kronstadt, to help sick children in Russia and in other Orthodox countries. Even the temple arranges a pilgrimage to Orthodox shrines all over Europe. In addition, he also participates in the regional activities of the region, organizing Hiking and Cycling in areas of düsseldorf and its environs.

The service in the Church conducted several times a week in Russian and German languages, although among the parishioners can meet Serbs, Greeks, and immigrants from countries of the former USSR.

The Church of the Intercession of the blessed virgin was visited by many famous people, for example, the famous theater and film actor Oleg Yankovsky.