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Sighisoara, Romania

The Holy Trinity Church, Sighişoara is a Romanian Orthodox Church located on the northern bank of the Târnava Mare River, Sighişoara, Romania. As the seat of an archpriest and not a bishop, it is a church and not technically a cathedral, but is commonly referred to as such. History. It was built in what was known at the time as Parcul Elisabeta, commencing in 1934, after a proposal to build it in the town center was turned down. Building supervisors were Archpriest Emilian Stoica and Priest Aurel Stoicovici. The church cost 12 million lei: money that came from the management of 300 arpents of forest that the church had been given in 1925; from the donation of religious; from the Ministry of Culture; from the University of Germany; from the mayor of Sighisoara and prefecture of Tarnava Mare. The 31 October 1937 sanctification ceremony was led by Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Nicolae Bălan. The ceremony witnessed the presence of 40 priests; 2 ministers from Bucharest and more than 10.000 people.ArchitectureThe Holy Trinity Church, Sighişoara was designed in the Neo-Byzantine style. It was built in 1934-37 following the plans of architect Dumitru Petrescu Gopeş, with interior paintings done by the painter Anastasie Demian according to tempera technique. The iconostasis was built by two artists from Rupea, Schiopul, and Babic. The smallest of the three church bells (350kg) was donated by the parishioners, the middle one (730kg) by Mayor Aurel Mosora, and the biggest one (1430kg) by County Prefect dr. Victor Stirbet on behalf of the county prefecture. The walls were repainted between 1980-84 according to the fresco technique.

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