Metropolitan Cathedral of Timisoara - details and images

Metropolitan Cathedral of Timisoara is the largest church in Timisoara, Banat Metropolitan Cathedral, dedicated to the "Three Hierarchs". It was built between 1936 and 1940 and is a symbol of the city.

Located in the center of Timisoara, the crossroads of major arteries, Metropolitan Cathedral dedicated to the "Three Hierarchs", impresses with its size, by the grace of the coating lines and glazed tiles shining in the sun away. Orthodox Cathedral, true symbol of the city, was built between 1936 and 1940 by architect John Troianescu plan, being declared a monument of art to architecture, sculpture and painting them.

Cathedral's architectural style blends with the Byzantine religious tradition Romanian-Moldovan. Style, with niches under the eaves, vaulted interior starry, leather discs in a variety of colors, can be found in monasteries and tails or Prislop typical of the fourteenth century. The Cathedral has no more than 11 towers of which the main tower is 83.7 meters. The building has a length of 63m and a width of 32 m.
In the narthex, on the right side, are placed, since 1956, the relics of St. Joseph of the New Party, was Bishop of Timisoara, in the seventeenth century. Iconostasis impresses with a sculpture made by Stefan Gajo. The sculpture is the work of Trajan Novac furniture. Interior and exterior paintings were executed by the painter Athanasios Demian. Between 2003-2006 painting metropolitan cathedral was restored, the restoring its original brilliance.

Metropolitan Cathedral basement houses a rich collection of ecclesiastical art Banat and a valuable collection of ancient icons. Also here is also the relics of St. Joseph of the New Party, the Romanian Orthodox patron of Banat, Timisoara was the Orthodox bishop (1651 - 1655), came from Mount Athos monastery and then withdrew from the Party.

Here are manuscripts and early Romanian "Bălgrad New Testament" in 1648 or Cazania Barlaam "in 1643. From the basement side altar contains Metropolitans Banat necropolis.

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