In the very center of Dzerzhinsk Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. The construction of the temple was completed in 1850. By the beginning of the 20th century, the parish included about ten settlements. Church in Dzerzhinsk even mentioned in the book of the ethnographer and publicist Pavel Shpilevsky "Journey through Belarus and the Polesie region."

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As with many churches, the 30s were difficult for the Holy Intercession Church. In 1936, it was closed, the dome was demolished, and began to be used as a warehouse. In the summer of 1937, priest Sergiy Sadovsky, who at that time headed the parish, was taken into custody. And in the autumn of the same year he was shot.

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During the war years, the church in Dzerzhinsk resumed work again. In 1942, it was opened, and restoration work was hastily carried out with the permission of the German occupation authorities. After that, the temple worked continuously.

Holy Intercession Church in Dzerzhinsk
photo source: Globe of Belarus

Then there were several more overhauls in the 90s and 2000s. In 1998, a modern detached bell tower was built on the territory of the Intercession Church.

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The temple attracted special attention in 2005, when 12 icons streamed myrrh at once within the walls of the church. It is a very rare occurrence for so many icons to cry at the same time. Therefore, people came here from all over the area, and services were held almost every day.

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The Church of the Intercession of the Holy Mother of God is one of the interesting sights of modern Dzerzhinsk.

Nearby is city ​​of Rakovrich in history and places of interest. See also sightseeing route near Minsk.

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