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St. Alexander Nevsky church in Stameriena
The orthodox church in Stameriena was built in 1902 – 1904, as most of the inhabitants of the parish were then orthodox, besides the owner of Stameriena Manor Johan Gotlieb Eduard von Wolf was married to the Russian Sofia Potyomkina. In 2004 the church was renewed to its former lustre.
Alexander Nevsky Orthodox church in Stameriene is a part of the complex of Stameriene Manor.Before this church there was a predecessor – a small wooden building with place for 250 workshippers.Due to non-quality building materials it soon deteriorated.The fundaments of the new orthodox church were laid on June 29th, 1902, and the construction was finished in 1904.At that time the old church was taken down as well.The new church could host 650 - 700 people and it cots more than 35 000 roubles.After WWII services were discontinued and the church was turned into a storage.
The church is built in the style of classicism with simple decoration. It has gilded crosses above the silver plated cupolas, huge mountain crystals are incorporated in the crosses.