Let's return to the central part of St. Petersburg, namely Shpalernaya Street where we can see another Orthodox church of the icon of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow" or how this church is more simply called Skorbyaschenskaya.
Initially in this place in 1711 the Sunday church was built for the princess Natalia Alexeevna (sister of Peter the Great). This church existed until the beginning of the 19th century, when, on the order of the royal family, in 1817-1818, the modern Church of the Sorrow was erected on this site. The author of the project was a Swiss architect who worked in St. Petersburg Luigi Ruska.
The church is built in Empire style, inside there is a rotunda, where the dome is supported by several columns.
The church of the icon of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow" remained valid until 1928. In 1928, the church was closed by the Soviet government and given to the Museum of the History of Religion.
And only in 1993 the church was returned to the St. Petersburg diocese. In her, and to this day, there are divine services.
You became aware of one more architectural monument of St. Petersburg - Church of the Icon of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow".
I'll be glad to see you again, thanks for the time and attention to my stories. I'm waiting for you on excursions in St. Petersburg.