The Church of St. Cyril and Methodius

The village of Mikhailovka, which has now become a microdistrict of Tula, was first mentioned in the scribes of 1587. It so happened that the inhabitants of this secluded place had neither a parish nor a church. Only in 2005 the first stone was laid in the Church of Saint Equal to the Apostles Cyril and Methodius.

The Church is named after the brothers whose origin was the city of Thessalonica in the Eastern Roman Empire. Cyril and Methodius were the creators of the Old Church Slavonic and its writing system. They translated the Gospel and other Orthodox texts from Greek into a language that the Slavs could understand. Their works became a bridge to unite the scattered Slavic tribes into a single, mighty land of Rus. The Church of Cyril and Methodius in Tula is a worthy tribute to the enlighteners of the Russian folk.

There are eleven shrines in the church, among which are icons with the relics of saints like

  • St. Sergius of Radonezh;
  • Blessed John of Tula;
  • Blessed Peter and Fevronia;
  • Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky;
  • The Holy Elders of Optina;
  • St. Anna of Kashin, and others.

It also has a highly revered shrine - the image of the Mother of God named Fadeless Color that includes a part of the Queen of Heaven's robe.

The Church of St. Cyril and Methodius was built from a larch frame without any fasteners. Its single-top roof is crowned with an octagon placed on quadrangle. The narthex, the apse, and two frames are the same in design, have a gable roof and are adjacent to each side of the quadrangle. There is a wooden belfry and a well on the premises of the Church of Cyril and Methodius in Tula. You can take a couple of photos around the Church and inside it to commemorate your visit to this wonderful place.

To find the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius in Tula, move along Puteyskaya Street away from the Moskovsky railway station, turn left right after the bridge over the railway, and then keep moving straight. The Church is located at Kolkhoznaya St., 77a; though, its gates open to Kosogorskaya Street. For more information, please contact church staff at 8-953-425-34-25.

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77A Kolkhoznaya St., Mikhalkovo, Tula
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