Greek Byzantine Church in the Heart of Russian Olympic Games


Those who are in charge of organizing the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, together with with the Moscow Patriarchate’s authorities, constructed a glorious Byzantine style Greek Orthodox church.

It is an impressive Byzantine temple devoted to Christ the Savior. In fact the temple’s name is The Holy Face of Christ the Savior Church. There is no other church in Russia built-in such a uniquely impressive way. When observing the church, one can notice the byzantine influence by the astonishing domes gracing the outer shell.

However, the temple’s interior has been decorated with beautiful religious icons, as the Russian school dictates.

Yesterday, the Russian Patriarch Kirill held a divine liturgy at the church. Members of the Russian Olympics along with the Olympic teams from Belarus, Ukraine and Moldavia were in attendance.