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1. The Church - Architecture
The design of the church is inspired by one of the two chapels of the cathedral of the Transfiguration of Christ in the village of Ostrov, a famous example of sixteenth century Russian religious architecture in the old muscovite style (see herebelow).
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Three rows of arches support a single cylindrical onion-dome  atop the roof of the church. In the interior the roof is supported by robust arches above the high walls.

The church is connected to the bell-tower building by a small room built in 1975.

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The church-bells, forged at the Sergeys foundry in Leuven, were installed in 1972 and form a series of seven bells  that can be tolled using electrical controls to reproduce the traditional tunes accompanying the different parts of the Divine Liturgy.

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In July 1984 the church and its presbytery were formally listed by the Royal Commission of Buildings and Sites of Belgium.

Major works of restoration were carried out in 2011-2012 and overseen by the "Direction des Monuments et Sites de Bruxelles-Capitale".

Creation date : 16/02/2013 @ 15:13
Last update : 22/02/2013 @ 16:02
Category : 1. The Church
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