In the Vologda diocesan administration received an order of territorial Administration of Federal Agency for state property management in the Vologda region on transfer of property of the Vologda diocese of the object of cultural heritage of Federal importance of the Church of St. John the Baptist in roschen’e of the city of Vologda, reports patriarhiei.
The instrument of transfer of the Church in accordance with article 214 of Chapter 36 of the Civil code of the Russian Federation, the Federal law of 30.11.2010 № 327-FZ “On transfer to religious organizations property of religious significance owned by the state or municipal property”, Federal law of 25.06.2002 No. 73-FZ “On objects of cultural heritage, monuments of history and culture,” the appeal of the Vologda diocese from 24.05.2017 No. 175 signed by the ruling Bishop of the Vologda eparchy, Metropolitan of Vologda and Kirillov Ignaty.
The Church of St. John the Baptist in roschen’e of the city of Vologda founded in 1710. Frescoes by an unknown author dated according to preserved on the South wall of the fragment of the inscription 1717 year. The temple was part of a group of temples Sennaya square (now Revolution square), which in addition to St. John the Baptist Church was erected Spaso-Visegradska Cathedral, the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and the Church of Saint Athanasius of Alexandria. In the years of Soviet power, the area was renamed, the temples demolished. John the Baptist, the Church was left in its place through decorating its unique frescoes.
At present, the community of the Church to face serious challenges related to its conservation and restoration.
The Committee for the protection of cultural heritage of the Vologda region gave the parish permission to carry out works No. 60/17.