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St Andrew's Cathedral

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Andrew's Cathedral - one of the Orthodox churches of the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk. The temple, built in 2008, made in the best traditions of Russian Orthodox architecture.

Five-domed Cathedral with a high hipped bell tower above the main entrance is located on the territory of the male Holy Trinity monastery and designed for two thousand parishioners. The construction of the temple began on the initiative of the ecclesiastical authorities, namely the Metropolitan Tula and Efremovsky Alex (Kutepov) (then Archbishop of Almaty and Astana) and former vicar of Holy Trinity monastery - Abbot Plato (Devenco). They appealed to the former akim of the East Kazakhstan region V. Mette with a request to allocate land for the construction of the new Cathedral. V. Mette supported the idea, while the allocation of funds from the budget is not anticipated. Initially it was planned that the temple will be built only by donations of local residents.

A new Church was started in 2001 near Holy Trinity monastery. The architectural appearance of the future temple engaged a group of architects, which is led by the chief architect of the project Yury Trushkov.

By mid-2006 the building of the new Church took the view that you can see in our days. The first prayer in the new Church building was made in August 2006, the Solemn consecration of St. Andrew's Cathedral was held in 2008

The Cathedral has three altars: the main - in honor of the Apostle Andrew the first-called, right - in honor of the great Martyr and healer Panteleimon, the left - in the name of the Holy martyrs Faith, Hope, Love and their mother Sophia. On the creation of a magnificent, snow-white four-tiered iconostasis of St. Andrew's Cathedral work by Russian masters in Volgodonsk.

The Cathedral became a kind of calling card of the modern city of Ust-Kamenogorsk.