Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (Baltimore, Maryland) Article

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Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church
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Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church is located in Baltimore
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church

HOLY TRINITY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH Latitude and Longitude:

39°17′32″N 76°35′33″W / 39.2923293°N 76.5924663°W / 39.2923293; -76.5924663
Location1723 East Fairmount Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
CountryUnited States
Denomination Russian Orthodox
Website Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church
History
FoundedFebruary 9, 1919 (1919-02-09)
Founder(s)Russian immigrants
Dedicated ()
Consecrated ()
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationFor Russian immigrants
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking ()
Completed ()

Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church is a church of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA of the Russian Orthodox Church [1], located in the Dunbar neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. The church was founded by ethnic Russian immigrants from Belarus.

History

The founders of Holy Trinity were ethnic Russians who were immigrants from Belarus. The church building was constructed sometime before or after the Civil War to serve a Methodist congregation. During the 1890s, the church building was acquired by Lutherans and served as a Lutheran church until it was purchased by the Russian émigré community on February 9, 1919. The attendance started to decline in numbers after the 1930s due to many Russian-Americans in Baltimore moving to the suburbs, leaving a smaller, aging congregation. [2]

The church holds an annual Russian Festival in order to celebrate Baltimore's Russian heritage.

See also

References

  1. ^ https://mospatusa.com/parishdirectory.html?type=details&id=12
  2. ^ Baum, Howell S. (1997). The Organization of Hope: Communities Planning Themselves. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press. p. 81. ISBN  0-7914-3193-2. Retrieved August 23, 2012.

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