Made of stone! Standing alone among the "panel jungle"! A magnificent temple!
On entering Tula from the Moscow direction, you will see the Church of Sergius of Radonezh with Tula citizens passing by in hurry on business, tourists taking pictures at the sculpture "Tula Tea Party," and moms playing with children on the playground.
What is your story in the midst of this worldly bustle?
The Church of Sergius of Radonezh is not only a striking representative of Byzantine architecture in Russia but also an example of gratitude of the great Tula citizens to their small homeland.
At the end of the XIX century, a magnificent church with a bell tower was built near the Moscow Outpost, which for a long time was the highest point in Zarechye. The temple received its address (the intersection of Millionnaya street and Zastavnaya street) not by chance. A kilometer away was the village of Gonchary, where Metropolitan Sergius of Moscow and Kolomna was born in 1820.
With the blessing of his fellow countryman, in 1890, Tula received the pearl of Zarechye, the Church of Sergius of Radonezh. Metropolitan Sergius allocated funds not only for the construction of the church but also for an orphanage, a parochial school, a library, and a hospital for the poor.
The church, of course, survived the Soviet period, as well as many other churches... There was a warehouse, an isolation ward, and a theater club…Today, the temple welcomes everyone with an updated fence with gates, gilded domes, and restored frescoes of the late 19th century.