Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Katarina, St. Petersburg

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Katarina, St. Petersburg

Religion, once a major part of Russian life, is on the rise again after the fall of communism. One cannot think of Russia without imagining its glorious and beautiful churches, cathedrals, mosques, and synagogues. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Katrina is one of those churches.

Known as the Swedish church, it was built by Swedish expatriates in 1885. St. Petersburg has contained a large Swedish population for more than 300 years. In the time of Peter the Great, many Swedish and Finnish people worked in the city as laborers or as part of the government. The church is located near the well-known Nevky Prospekt.

The multi-storied Romanesque structure originally housed Finnish and Swedish worshipers until the Finnish established their own church. At one time, the congregation population exceeded 7,000. The church conducts services in Swedish two Sundays per month and in Russian the other Sundays. English Anglican and Korean Presbyterian services are also conducted at the church. During Soviet rule, the church was closed and was used for sports related activities. The church reopened for services in 1991 after the fall of the Soviet Union and held its first service in 1993.
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Sight Name: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Katarina
Sight Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Sight Type: Religious
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