Russian Cathedral in New York to be renovated

Renovation works have started at St. Nicholas Russian Patriarchal Cathedral in New York, they are to take four months.

The roof and cupolas will be capitally repaired, crosses on cupolas will be renovated, the Russian Church in the USA reports on its website.

Liturgical and parochial work of the cathedral will be changed or limited in the renovation period.

The cathedral was constructed in 1902. Nicholas II made the first contribution to the construction, it was five thousand of gold rubles. St. John of Kronstadt blessed the works and made his contribution of 200 rubles.

The church was erected for year and a half by an American building company of that time.