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The Church in the name of the Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica

Tula, Bakunin str., 1
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    The church is located on the outskirts of the Chulkovo settlement, near the Tulitsa River, at the Chulkovsky Cemetery. The cemetery was taken away in 1790 at the request of the clergymen-clergymen of Chulkovskaya Christ-Christmas Church. The cemetery church in the name of the Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica was consecrated in 1801. The church was built in the name of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, but when the church was rebuilt, it was consecrated in the name of the Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica. The reason for the renaming of the church was the circumstance that local residents on the day of the Holy Spirit organized a noisy folk festivities ("tulips"), and the Tula bishop Mefody, wishing to separate the church holiday from a pagan celebration, ordered the patronal feast to be moved to a later time. According to its architectural plan, the church belongs to the usual kind in the Tula refectory. The refectory and the bell-tower adjoining it from the west are entirely of classical style, they were built somewhat later - in the 20s of the XIX century. In 1828, the temple has two limits: in the name of the Nativity of John the Baptist and the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. There was no independent clergy at the church and the priests were sent from the church of Christ the Saviour in Chulkovo until 1808. The area of the temple with altars and ancillary rooms is only 303 m. At the church there was a parochial school. Regular worship services are performed in the church. From R. Lozinsky's book "Pages of the Past."
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    Tula, Bakunin str., 1
    8 (4872) 41-21-24
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