Greek Orthodox Church and Museum, Miskolc

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The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and its Liturgical Museum can be found in the Downtown of Miskolc (7 Deák square.)
The church was built between 1785 and 1806 in Zopf style. Its furniture is also in Zopf style, from the late 18th century. It is a listed historic monument. The church houses one of the largest iconostases in Europe (16 m high, with 88 pictures of the life of Jesus). The Baroque iconostasis was carved in the workshop of Miklós Jankovits of Eger, the pictures (with the exception of four of them) were painted by Anton Kuchelmeister of Vienna. The copy of the Akhtyrka Icon of the Mother of God was a gift from Empress Catherine II of Russia.
The Orthodox believers already had a small chapel in the early 18th century (St. Naum Chapel), which stood on today's Széchenyi street. The building of the church was decided in the second part of the century. Originally they planned to build a large church with an onion dome, designed by Johannes Michart, but it was opposed by the (mainly Protestant) leaders of the city and by those who were accustomed to the more conservative artistic styles of the period. It was finally decided that the church would be built according to the design by Johann Michael Schajdlet. The interior is divided into three parts: entrance hall, naos, and sanctuary.
A school (1805), a hospital and a parsonage were also built next to the church. The churchyard also served as a burial place, several of the marble tombstones are still there.
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  • If you only have time to visit one church in Miskolc, see this one, you won't regret it, it is stunning! Recommended donation is 900 HUF per person and you won't be asked for it, but there is a...  more »
  • As soon as you enter this church, the smell and the atmosphere make you feel you are in a really old building. In fact it was built at the end of the 18th century so is a bit over 200 years old. The.....  more »
  • From the outside, the Church seems rather simple and already a little old. You will be surprised inside by the huge chandeliers and the mighty 16-metre-high iconostasis, the largest in Hungary. I have visited this church 3 times before, and I am overwhelmed again and again. In the second picture you can see the height of 2 adult humans and the iconostasis very impressively.
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  • In 2017 we visited this parish with the choir of Angelos from Białystok while traveling to Greece. Beautiful Orthodox Church and a wonderful Russian pastor. I urge you to visit this parish.
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