St. Alexius Church at
the Green Bazaar
St Alexius Church was
founded in 1909 by Archpriest V. Pronicky that was based at the Commercial
School of the Railway Company. The director N. V. Borozov also took an active
The church was situated
in the hall of the Women's Wing. In 1910, the commercial councilor I. F.
Chistyakov made an offering of artistic copies of Vasnecov from the Imperial
Academy of Arts. In 1913, he also donated a set of bells. This church served the
needs of the Commercial School.
In 1925, the church was
transferred to the Commerce Facilities of Kosatkin at the Green Bazaar.
Nowadays, besides the parish church, there is also a free of charge school for
poor children, where 106 pupils are being taught. The main parish priest,
who runs the school, is Archpriest I. Petalin. Another priest is Fr. T. Ilinsky,
an archpriest, and a deacon is N. Vinogradov. The church supports the women's
Association of Sts Maria and Martha, as well as three men's associations.