The Greek devout church of the Holy Trinity in Vienna

The Greek devout church of the Holy Trinity in Vienna

Greek devout church of the Holy Trinity (Griechenkirche zur Heiligen Dreifaltigkeit), TATJANA_2010 photo

In Vienna Orthodoxy has arisen in the XII century, sources it have gone from the Greek negotiators. It was not long at the Austrian Orthodoxy of equality with Catholicism. Have legalised the latest religion since 1776.

The tolerant patent published in 1787 by Joseph II, proclaimed toleration. After an exit of this document the Greek devout community of Vienna initiated temple construction. In 1782-87 Peter Molner has made the first Greek church.

The Greek devout church of the Holy Trinity in Vienna

Greek devout church of the Holy Trinity (Griechenkirche zur Heiligen Dreifaltigkeit), Tobias Abel photo

In the XIX century Molner’s construction reconstructed in the neo-Byzantian style. Baron Teofil E. Hansen – the supporter of classicism, the admirer of Ancient Greek architecture was engaged in the project. The designer was inspired by standards of the Byzantian orthodox churches. Financed the project the patron – the Greek-Austrian diplomat Simeon Sinas.

The Greek devout church of the Holy Trinity in Vienna

Greek devout church of the Holy Trinity (Griechenkirche zur Heiligen Dreifaltigkeit), Alexander Pangl photo

The Greek devout Sacred and Troitsk church (Griechenkirche zur heiligen Dreifaltigkeit) has opened in a quarter of Fleischmarkt in 1858. The building reminding a lacy casket, is executed from a bichromatic bricklaying, decorated by gold carved arches. Frescos of a facade and a lobby were written by doctor Charles Ral; frescos of a head hall – Ludwig Tirsh’s work. The baroque altar is skilfully painted and generously decorated with gold.

The church since 1963 carries the status of the Cathedral of the Greek orthodox diocese of Austria.

The Greek devout church of the Holy Trinity in Vienna

Greek devout church of the Holy Trinity (Griechenkirche zur Heiligen Dreifaltigkeit), Alexander Pangl photo

The Greek devout church of the Holy Trinity in Vienna

Greek devout church of the Holy Trinity (Griechenkirche zur Heiligen Dreifaltigkeit), Rol1000 photo

Greek devout church of the Holy Trinity (Griechenkirche zur Heiligen Dreifaltigkeit)