Restitution and first labors (1992-2006)

In the early 1990’s a decision to evict the dairy plant from the Feodorovsky Cathedral and return the building to the St. Petersburg’s diocese was taken. The execution of this decision had to wait for 13 years – it took place on August 4, 2005.

Photos here, here and here.


On this day, the parish took over the building which was stunk with dirty waste, cluttered and poorly heated rooms with tiled walls and virtually no running water nor plumbing

However, these years were the time of rebirth of parish life in Feodorovsky Cathedral. In 1998, on the ground assigned nearby, the Chapel of the New Holy Martyrs and Confessors of Russia was built, where regular worship and parish life began once again. Parishioners and benefactors donated their labor, time and money to fill the church with prayer, Christian [communication] and to make it bear spiritual [benefit in] the future. Over a year and a half, a number of locations were repaired and the parish launched educational activities there. On the second floor (the upper Church) under the low factory ceiling, worship services took place for a total of two years, from August 28, 2005 to August 29, 2007.


The complete restoration of the church in the original beautiful form imprinted on old photographs was thought of as something fantastic, and unfeasible. These dreams came true in the distant future, after many years of painstaking labor.