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Zlatoust masters made the most sacred item for the main temple of Russia

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior today is the Cathedral, the main temple of Russia. Here the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia performs divine services.

Facts about the temple:

  • The decision to build was made in 1812 after the victory over Napoleon, in honor of the dead soldiers of Russia.
  • Capacity up to 10,000 people
  • 9,000 m2 of interior painted with gold leaf
  • The total height of 103 meters (338 feet) is the second tallest Orthodox church in the world

In 2000, the masters and jewelers of Zlatoust made the main sacred vessel of the temple, it is installed in the center of the temple inside the altar. The altar is open only on major holidays.

The Preserver is the sacred vessel in which the Holy Gifts are stored – the Body and Blood of Christ, used for communion. According to its purpose, it is the most sacred object in the Christian temple. Gift guardians are used in divine services of the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Anglican churches. In Catholic practice, sometimes called “tabernacle” (lat. Tabernaculum)

Holy vessel (tabernacle)
The moment of demonstration of his work to the chief clergyman of Russia


Alexander Ivanovich Lokhtachev – Since 2004, Honored Artist of Russia. He was awarded the Order of the Dove of Peace by the Moscow Peace Foundation and the Blessed Athos pilgrimage center, as well as the Order of the Chief Master by the Franz Petrovich Birbaum Memorial Fund from Carl Faberge. By a decree of the President of the Russian Federation, a medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” of the II degree was awarded.

Denis Aleksandrovich Lokhtachev  – Applied artist, jeweler, sculptor, teacher, member of the Union of Artists of Russia and the International Association of Fine Arts (IAFA) of UNESCO (1998). In 1997, Denis Aleksandrovich became a laureate and winner of “The Future of Russia” and “New Names of the Planet” UNESCO contests

Nina Vladimirovna Lokhtacheva – Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1996). Applied artist, teacher, member of the Union of Artists of Russia and the International Association of Fine Arts (IAFA) of UNESCO (1989). The Carl Fabergé Memorial Foundation awarded Nina Lohtacheva with the Franz Petrovich Birbaum Order of the Chief Master

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