Church of the Transfiguration (Spassky)

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Coordinates: 53°21′37″N 37°25′56″E / 53.36028°N 37.43222°E / 53.36028; 37.43222 The Church of the Transfiguration (Russian: Церковь Спаса Преображения) is a defunct/inactive Russian Orthodox church located in the village of Spasskoe-Durnovo (Russian: Спасское-Дурново) on Zusha River, Chernsky District (Russian: Че́рнский райо́н) of Tula region (Russian: Ту́льская о́бласть).


Stone temple was built in 1792 at the expense of local landowner Colonel Alexei Danilovich Durnovo. In addition to the main altar of the Transfiguration, the church has two side altars: right altar of St. Sergius of Radonezh and the left altar of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1820 old iconostasis were replaced by new ones at the expense of Lieutenant Alexander Afanasevich Krivtsov, and the landowner Alexey Mikhailovich Durnovo.[1] The temple was not exposed to any other changes or significant alterations thereafter. After the establishment of Soviet regime, the church was closed and remains closed to this day.


Village Spasskoe, Tulskaya Oblast, Chernskiy Rayon, 301087[2] (Russian: 301087 Тульская обл., Чернский р-н, с. Спасское)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Parishes and churches of the Diocese of Tula". Presidential Library of Boris Yeltsin. Retrieved 2005. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Spassky. Church of the Transfiguration". Retrieved 2008. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)