Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Paris
|Alexander Nevsky Cathedral|
|Cathedral of Saint Alexander Nevsky|
Cathédrale Saint-Alexandre-Nevsky de Paris
|Denomination||Russian Orthodox Church|
|Founder(s)||Joseph Vassiliev, Alexander II of Russia|
|Consecrated||September 11, 1861|
|Heritage designation||Monument Historique PA00088807|
|Designated||May 11, 1981|
|Architect(s)||Roman Kouzmine, Ivan Strohm|
|Groundbreaking||March 3, 1859|
|Archdiocese||Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe|
|Archbishop||John of Dubna|
The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Alexandre-Nevsky, Russian: Собор Святого Александра Невского) is a Russian Orthodox cathedral church located at 12 rue Daru in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It was established and consecrated in 1861, making it the first Russian Orthodox place of worship in France. It is the see of the Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe, recently transferred to the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Moscow. It was built in part through a gift of 200,000 francs from Tsar Alexander II. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral had not been aligned with the Patriarch of Moscow since the Russian Revolution. But as of September 14, 2019 the Jurisdiction of the parish community of the cathedral was transferred to the Patriarchate of Moscow. The cathedral should not be confused with Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, which is a provincial cathedral of the Patriarchal Exarchate in Western Europe (Moscow Patriarchate). The closest métro station is Courcelles
- Here was celebrated the wedding of Pablo Picasso with Olga Khokhlova on 12 July 1918; the witnesses were Jean Cocteau, Max Jacob and Guillaume Apollinaire.
- The first wedding of Henri Troyat was also celebrated here in 1938.
- The former world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik's wedding was celebrated in this church in 2006.
- Several famous Russian artists had their funeral ceremonies here: Ivan Turgenev in 1883, Fyodor Chaliapin in 1938, Wassily Kandinsky in 1944, George Gurdjieff in 1949, Ivan Bunin in 1953, Andrei Tarkovsky in 1987 and Henri Troyat in 2007.
- The 1956 film Anastasia features the Cathedral in one of its first scenes.
- Nicolas Ross, Saint-Alexandre sur-Seine, édition du CERF.
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- "Historic and festive Sunday at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral". Exarchat.
- Hassell, James E. (1991). Russian Refugees in France and the United States Between the World Wars. American Philosophical Society. ISBN 978-0871698179.
- "Anastasia". Turner Classic Movies.
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