Holy Trinity Church, Sighisoara

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The Holy Trinity Church, Sighişoara is a Romanian Orthodox Church located on the northern bank of the Târnava Mare River, Sighişoara, Romania. As the seat of an archpriest and not a bishop, it is a church and not technically a cathedral, but is commonly referred to as such.HistoryIt was built in what was known at the time as Parcul Elisabeta, commencing in 1934, after a proposal to build it in the town center was turned down. Building supervisors were Archpriest Emilian Stoica and Priest Aurel Stoicovici. The church costed 12 million lei: money that came from the management of a 300 arpents of forest that the church had been given in 1925; from donation of religious; from Ministry of Culture; from University of Germany; from the mayor of Sighisoara and prefecture of Tarnava Mare. The 31 October 1937 sanctification ceremony was led by Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Nicolae Bălan. The ceremony witnessed the presence of 40 priests; 2 ministers from Bucharest and more than 10.000 people.ArchitectureThe Holy Trinity Church, Sighişoara was designed in the Neo-Byzantine style. It was built in 1934-37 following the plans of architect Dumitru Petrescu Gopeş, with interior paintings done by the painter Anastasie Demian according to tempera technique.The iconostasis was built by two artists from Rupea, Schiopul and Babic. The smallest of the three church bells (350kg) was donated by the parishioners, the middle one (730kg) by Mayor Aurel Mosora, and the biggest one (1430kg) by County Prefect dr. Victor Stirbet on behalf of the county prefecture. The walls were repainted between 1980-84 according to fresco technique. During these years of repairs an underground chapel for funerals was built as well. Vox AnimiThe church has its own choir, called Vox Animi.
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  • The Romanian Orthodox Church is located in a subbuilding beneath the walls of the old town, in a newer part. The church is a harmonify, white and beautiful proportions. The inside is richly painted. It looks like all the other churches in Romania that are a newer date, the same style and very similar to each other.
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  • This church does not always enter the tourist itinerary, but it is very beautiful, on the Riverside and The Citadel has a very beautiful view at night.
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  • Magnificent building. Especially inside. Worth your time.
  • It's amazing church, kinda of monument here in the city, u can see it from almost everywhere.. But it's almost closed all the time, I only managed to get inside once.
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