“The Holy Island”
On a small site in the Vasilievsky Island, just within a walking distance, one can find a variety of Orthodox churches: the onion-domed Russian-style Annunciation Church, the neo-classical St Andrew’s Cathedral and the mighty Byzantine Orthodox Temple of the Assumption…
The tour will provide a short introduction to Orthodoxy, or Eastern Christianity, the denomination predominant in Russia. Even if you are not a religious person, the opulence of the Orthodox temples will impress you. Come and learn why the Russian venerate icons, do not use music in church services and swim in ice hole on the day of the Epiphany.
Citizen! Understand your own city, and you will understand your own social environment, and yourself