Moscow Diocesan House

The Moscow Diocesan House is a cultural heritage site located in Likhov Lane in Moscow. Since 2015, it has been the main building of the Orthodox St. Tikhon Humanitarian University and the university’s fundamental library and museum.

In 1917-1918, the Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church was held in the building, which on November 17, 1917, adopted a resolution on the restoration of the patriarchate.

In 2005, it was in disrepair, after which a large-scale restoration was conducted here in 2006-2015.

The Moscow Diocesan House was created as a center of religious education, educational, publishing and missionary activities. The construction of the house began in 1901 with the blessing of Metropolitan Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky) of Moscow on a land plot that belonged to the Society of Spiritual Enlightenment Lovers. Three hundred fifty-five thousand rubles were spent on the construction. On November 5, 1902, the consecration of the house took place. On December 30, the temple was consecrated in the name of Equal-to-the-Apostles Grand Duke Vladimir.

The building was designed in the “new Byzantine” style with elements of Russian church architecture. The building was a two-story stone facility with a semi-basement, a bell tower (from the side of the lane) and a church in the name of St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles in the “two worlds.” The care of the icon.

Nearest metro: Tsvetnoy Boulevard

See also architecture of Moscowchurches and cathedrals of Moscow

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