Putin donated to the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Paris, the icon of the Holy Trinity

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in photobacteria of the Russian Federation Putin during a visit to the Russian spiritual cultural center in Paris<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/05/c4ab34e3c65c36ed059d001fc2736a00.jpg" alt="Putin donated to the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Paris, the icon of the Holy Trinity” />© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin donated to the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Paris, the icon of the Holy Trinity, reported by Bishop Nestor of Korsun, who heads the diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church in Western Europe.

«Very pleased to see the President of Russia in this temple, which is the heart of the Russian spiritual cultural center in Paris,» he said.

The Bishop noted that the Church, consecrated last year by Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, causes tremendous interest not only representatives of the Russian community, but also for Parisians. «This is a special place that connects our culture on a deep spiritual level,» he said.

The Bishop reported that the Russian head of state put a candle at the temple of the icon. In these moments under the arches of the Orthodox Cathedral sounded the troparion of the Holy Trinity performed the Episcopal choir. After that, the President donated to the Korsun diocese of the Holy Trinity, and the Bishop in turn gave Putin written by a Russian emigre in France, the image of the blessed Trinity.

The Russian President visited is located on the Quai Branly temple within a one-day visit to the French capital.

Cathedral Trinity Cathedral located on the territory of the new Russian spiritual and cultural center on the left Bank of the Seine. Its architect was the famous French architect Jean-Michel Wilmot. For the construction of the temple was used by the famous Burgundian limestone, which constructed the Louvre, Notre Dame de Paris, the Abbey of Fontenay.

The solemn consecration of the Cathedral took place on 4 December 2016. One of the parties to the new Orthodox complex overlooks the Franco-Russian Avenue, so named in the last century.

According to Bishop Nestor of Korsun, «the whole complex of buildings of the Russian spiritual and cultural center and, of course, his heart, the Holy Trinity Cathedral is one of the brightest and most successful examples of the combination of modern and traditional Church architecture.» The temple is visited by up to two thousand people.

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