Alexander Nevsky Cathedral


Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral may refer to various Eastern Orthodox cathedrals, all named after Russian saint Alexander Nevsky:

* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Baku in Azerbaijan (no longer extant)
* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Belgrade in Serbia
* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Łódź in Poland
* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Jerusalem in Israel
* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Moscow in Russia (never completed)
* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Nizhny Novgorod in Russia
* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Petrozavodsk in Russia
* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Saint Petersburg in Russia (Kresty Prison, Saint Petersburg)
* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia in Bulgaria
* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn in Estonia
* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tiflis in Georgia (no longer extant)
* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Warsaw in Poland (no longer extant)
* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Yalta in Ukraine.

Most of the said cathedrals were built during the reigns of Alexander II of Russia and/or Alexander III of Russia in order to commemorate their "salvation from the hands of villains", i.e., from assassination attempts. The nine-domed cathedral in Moscow, although started during the reign of Nicholas II (in 1911), was also dedicated to Alexander II's patron saint, because its purpose was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the emancipation of the serfs by Alexander II.

There are also two Russian Orthodox Churches in the United States bearing the saint's name:
*St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Howell, NJ, under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR)
*St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Allison Park (Pittsburgh), PA, under the jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

See also

* Alexander Nevsky Monastery — the first and foremost monastery in Saint Petersburg, Russia


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