The construction of a church in honour of Tsar Nicholas II and his family has been completed in Moscow.
ground breaking and initial construction began three years ago, in
March of 2012. On March 8, 2013 the Head of the Russian Imperial House,
HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna visited the site of the new church
during an official visit to Moscow. The grand duchess lit a candle in
memory of the Holy Royal Martyrs, and then took the time to speak and
have tea with local parishers.
first liturgy was held on July 17, 2014 in a temporary chapel situated
immediately adjacent to the site of the main church. Since that time,
regular worship and liturgies continued to be held in the temporary
temporary iconostasis has now been installed in the church. The final
phase of construction, which includes finishing touches on the church’s
facades, and landscaping will be carried in the Spring. A church bell is
currently being made in the Tutaev plant.
The church is part of an ambitious plan by the Russian Orthodox Church to construct 200 new churches in the nation’s capital.
Church of the Holy Royal Martyrs is situated at 6th Novopodmoskovny
lane. d.7., in the northwest suburbs of Moscow, it can accommodate up to