Uspenskin Katedraali

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Uspenskin Katedraali information

Helsinki , Finland
Kanavakatu 1
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Opening hours
9.30am-4pm Tue-Fri, 10am-3pm Sat, noon-3pm Sun
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Facing the Lutheran cathedral, the eye-catching red-brick Uspenski Cathedral stands on nearby Katajanokka island. The two buildings face off high above the city like two queens on a theological chessboard. Built as a Russian Orthodox church in 1868, it features classic onion-topped domes and now serves the Finnish Orthodox congregation. The high, square interior has a lavish iconostasis with the Evangelists flanking panels depicting the Last Supper and the Ascension.

Orthodox services held at 6pm on Saturday and 10am Sunday are worth attending for the fabulous chorals and candlelit atmosphere.