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This is the The '''OrthodoxWiki SandboxSpirit of Orthodoxy Choir'''! Feel free to edit here to your heart's content! '''Note:''' Because this sandbox is for use by all editors, anything added here may well be gone or reverted in seconds. Its main use is for testing editing syntax. If you need a long-term sandbox choir composed of your own, you may want to create a subpage Orthodox Christian singers in your own userspace entitled something like ''User:Yourusernamehere/Sandbox''. [[Category:OrthodoxWiki]][[fr:OrthodoxWiki:Bac à sable]][[ro:OrthodoxWiki:Cutia cu nisip]] [[Images:Pthe New York - New Jersey -PCathSP.JPG|Right|thumb|200px|Ss Peter and Paul Cathedral in the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia.]]The '''Cathedral Pennsylvania area of Ss Peter and Paul''', the oldest church in StUnited States. Petersburg, It is located within committed to singing in the Peter and Paul Fortress on an island near English language the northern bank great works of the Neva River. The [[cathedral]] was built under the direction of Tsar Peter I in the early eighteenth century Orthodox music that glorifies God and became expresses the burial place for members of the Romanov dynasty. The original wooden [[church]] was the first church in Orthodox faith, thus opening the city treasury of St. Petersburg where it remained as Orthodox music to the current stone church was built around itcommunity.
==History==
Soon after establishing the fortress on Hare (Enisaari) Island near the mouth of the Neva River Tsar Peter I directed the building of a church, dedicated to the [[Apostle]]s [[Apostle Peter|Peter]] and [[Apostle Paul |Paul]], within the fortress. Construction of the original wooden church began on [[June 29]], 1703. This church was consecrated by Metropolitan [[Job of Novgorod]] on [[April 1]], 1704 in the presence of Tsar Peter I and soon became an important social and spiritual center in the new city.  On Tsar Peter’s birthday, [[May 30]], 1712, construction of the current building, a stone church, began on the same site. The new building, that was the first stone church in St. Petersburg, was built around the wooden church. The wooden church remained in use until it Spirit Of Orthodoxy Choir was dismantled and moved to a different site established in 1718-1719. The architect of the new church was Domenico Trezzini, the designer of the Peter and Paul Fortress, who continued 1997 under the direction of construction on the island until 1732.  With Peter I’s death, the cathedral inherited its role as the burial place of the Romanov rulers. After his death on [[January 28]], 1725, Peter’s body was kept in a temporary wooden chapel for six years until it was interred in the new stone cathedral on [[May 29]], 1931, thus establishing the cathedral as the imperial sepulcher. Today, there are thirty two graves in the cathedral, although the one for the Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgiyevna, daughter of King George I of Greece, is empty after her body was reburied in Athens, Greece in 1939Aleksei Shipovalnikov.[[Image:P-PCathInsideSP.JPG|left|thumb|150px|The nave choir consists of the Ss Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia]]On the feast day of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, [[June 29]], 1733, the cathedral was singers from various [[consecration of a church|consecratedparish]] in the presence of the Empress Anna, the court, es and the diplomatic corp. The cathedral became the chief place of worship in the city for many years until it became a court cathedral.[[Image:P-PAngelSP.JPG|right|thumb|150px|The angel on bell tower spire of the Ss Peter and Paul Cathedraljurisdiction]]Over the years changes have been made s who are dedicated to the cathedral that have altered it from that envisioned by Trezzini. Late in the eighteenth century, porticos were added to the west church singing and south entrances. The cathedral remained unheated until provisions were added for heating the building in 1811. In 1873, a fresco of Christ with the Apostles Peter and Paul was added who desire to the eastern façade of the cathedral. The most notable changes have been be witnesses to the bell-tower. Originally built of wood, the tower suffered from hurricane force winds, lightening strikes, and fires that seriously damaged the tower on occasions and required replacement of the weather-vane angel. During the period of 1857 - 1858, the present angel was installed as part of the replacement of the wooden tower, that was also showing rot, with a metal one that also increased the height of the bell-tower to just over 400 feet (122.5 meters).[[Image:P-PCathTombs.JPG|left|thumb|150px|The graves of the Romanov dynasty in the St Peter and Paul Cathedral.]]Late in the nineteenth century concern arose that there would be insufficient room in the cathedral for future imperial burials. To provide for future burial sites, the Grand Ducal Burial Chapel was built as an annex at the east end of the cathedral. The design of the [[chapel]] included provision for sixty burial chambers. The chapel was consecrated in the name of St. Alexander Nevsky on [[November 5]], 1908. The first burial in the chapel was three days later when Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich was interred. By 1916, thirteen members of the Romanov family were buried in the chapel. No further burials were made until [[May 29]], 1992 when the Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillivich and his wife Victoria Fiodorovna were reburied from Coburg, Germany in accordance with his will. In 1998, the remains of the [[martyr]]ed Emperor [[Nicholas II of Russia|Nicholas II]] and his family were buried in the St. Catherine Side-Chapel of the cathedralfaith through music.
==Architecture==The Cathedral These music selections represent three schools of Ss Peter Russian Church music and Paul reflects Peter I’s interests in Western Europehave been sufficiently translated into English. The appearance Some of the cathedral followed choir's repertoire has been unheard in the early Baroque style as Trezzini executed Peter’s desires. In this, the design of the cathedral borrowed much from the protestant churches of western Europe, particularly Dutch architectureWest. The basic execution of Peter’s ideas was accomplished between 1722 and 1727 by a team of over forty architects from Moscow under the leadership of Ivan Zarudny that combined Lutheran architectural elements with icons painted Choir sings chiefly in English but also performs music in the Western style of the [[Roman CatholicChurch Slavonic]] church. [[Image:P-PRoyDoorSP.JPG|right|thumb|150px|The Royal Doors of Their repertoire witnesses to the Ss Peter range and Paul Cathedral]]Over the years quality of the interior decoration has been refurbished often as temperature and humidity have been the enemy especially liturgical life of the woodcarvings in the cathedralOrthodox Church. The composition of the [[iconostasis]] frame by Trezzini, that he drew from the western European Baroque concepts, was implemented in Moscow by Their singing is a team of woodcarvers under Ivan Zarudny, then shipped to St. Petersburgcapella, and assembled in the cathedralwithout instrumentation. The arrangement This is typical of the figures ([[icon]]s) on the iconostasis was drawn up by Peter I and Archbishop of NovgorodOrthodox Church, Theophanes Prokopovich. The set of forty three icons for the iconostasis was created by where the Moscow iconographer A. Merkuryev (Pospelov) human voice and his team. Ravished by the hard climate soul are invaluable in St. Petersburg, the wooden Royal Doors were replaced in 1866 with exact copies that were cast in bronze and then gilded. [[Image:P-PCathPulpitSP.JPG|left|thumb|150px|The pulpit in the Ss Peter and Paul Cathedral.]]Among the innovations in the cathedral was the pulpit placed on the left column on the left side of the Royal Doors. The addition of the pulpit, that was installed before the consecration of the cathedral, was noted, contemporarily, as out of the ordinary for an Orthodox churchworship.
The paintings within the cathedral have been refurbished repeatedly==Director==Aleksei V. The fresco of Shipovalnikov was born in Rostov on the Holy SpiritDon and studied composition, depicted in polyphony and conducting at the Gnesin Sate Conservatory and the dome as Moscow Institute of Culture. His post-graduate studies included a dove, has been repainted many timesmaster class with Leonard Bernstein in 1988. Surviving from the original decoration He served as Artistic Director and Manager of the interior are the seven paintings of Moscow State University Symphony Orchestra and Academic Choir and has conducted in the cycle on ‘‘The Passions of Christ’‘Soviet Union, rendered between 1729 West Germany and 1732 by Poland. He established a reputation during the Russian painters Andrei Matveyev and Vasily Ignatyev and Communist era for innovative programming in spite of the Swiss George Gsellpolitical risks involved. In 18771990 he moved to the United States, a set where he has served as Choir Director of sixteen paintings were created in the drum under the dome that depict subjects from the [[Old TestamentChrist the Saviour Church (San Francisco, California)|OldChrist the Saviour Church, San Francisco]] and Music Director of Slavyanka Men's Slavic Chorus. He was Professor of Liturgical Music at [[New TestamentSt. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)|St. Tikhon's Seminary]]s, South Canaan, Pennsylvania. Also, during the 1870s new paintings were created in the central and side He is currently Music Director at [[aisle]]s by the painters Ksenofontov Ss. Peter and BoldoniPaul Church (Jersey City, New Jersey)|Ss. Even with the all the refurbishing the interior decoration of the cathedral hasPeter and Paul Orthodox Church, on the wholeJersey City, remained largely unaltered from its original appearanceNew Jersey]].
==SourcesExternal Link==*M. Makogonova (trans. P. Williams), ''The Peter and Paul Fortress'', Ivan Fiodorov Art Publishers, St. Petersburg, ISBN 5-93893-263-7*[[w:Peter_and_Paul_Cathedral]]*[http://www.saint-petersburgspiritoforthodoxy.com/cathedrals/Peter-Paul-Cathedral.asp Cathedral of SS Peter and PaulOfficial website]
==External link==
*[http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/hornton/890/Petersbourg/PeterPaul.html St. Peter and Paul Cathedral]
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