Church of the Icon Mother of God «Seeking Out the Lost» (Kharkov)

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The Church of the icon of the Mother of God «Seeking Out of the Lost» (also named Chapel of saint Yevgeny, часовня св. Евгения) is an orthodox temple in Kharkov, located in the square near subway station "Nauchnaya" at crossing of Lenin prospectus and Kultury street near a monument to the soldiers-internationalists who were perished in Afghanistan.

The Kharkov regional union of veterans of Afghanistan has acted as the initiator of the offer on chapel erection to memory of the soldiers-participants perished of local wars and in honour of Russian soldier Yevgeny Rodionov martyred in Chechnya for refusal of acceptance of Islam. Consecration of site of building has taken place on December 3, 2007[1]. Summer of 2008 on blessing of the metropolitan of Kharkov Nikodim the decision to transform the chapel to temple on 250 persons was accepted. The church was offered to consecrate in honour of an icon of Mother of God "Seeking Out of the Lost"[2]. The temple complex should include also a belltower and a park at the church.

On August 23rd, 2008, in Day of liberation of Kharkov from fascist aggressors, the church has been consecrated.

Archpriest Alexander Zaika had been appointed as prior of the church.


Web-site of the church