The Trinity Church on King George Island

The Trinity Church is a small Russian Orthodox church on King George Island near the Russian Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica.
The 15m-high Siberian pine-made church is built in traditional Russian style. It can accommodate up to 30 worshippers.
The iconostasis of the church was created by Palekh painters. The church bells were commissioned by the descendants of Sergey Muravyov-Apostol (1796-1826).
The church was consecrated on 15th February 2004, by Theognost, the Bishop of Sergiyev Posad and the Namestnik (abbot) of Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra, who visited Antarctica for this occasion.
The church is manned year-round by one or two Orthodox priests, who are hieromonks of Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra volunteering for the Antarctic assignment.
On 17th February 2016, His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, visited Bellingshausen station and the Holy Trinity Church.

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