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Holy Dormition Church in Harbin

According to The Church life in Manchuria in the beginning of the XX century by Fr Dionisy Pozdnyaev, a temple was laid on June 29/July 12, 1907 at the new cemetery in Harbin. Archbishop Evsevy (Eusebius) of Vladivostok consecrated the church on November 22/December 5, 1908 in the name of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

In 1930's, a belfry was built near the entrance to the cemetery where the Wuspingkaya Church (Dormition of the Theotokos) was located.

According to Orthodox Churches in N. Manchuria, pg. 41, Archpriest I. Chermuhin was the rector in 1931.

According to Fr. V. Gerasimov, in "Review of the Dioceses of Harbin on October 1, 1939", Heavenly Bread, Harbin, 1939, No. 10, pg. 82-83, the rector was Father P. Lubimov, and the general management of the cemetery was in the hands of the head E.V. Potapov.

It is now the Electronic Amusement Hall located inside the Harbin Cultural Park at Dōngdàizhí Street, Yúnángǎng District.

Photos by Ablamskii, Vladimir Pavlovich, 1911-1994
 
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photo from forum.vgd.ru

photo from kknews.cc

photo from Russia

1930's postcard from Japan

1930's postcard from Japan

Sept 24, 1938
postcard from
Dalian, China

1930s postcard
from Japan

1930s postcard from Japan

1930s photo from Japan

1930s postcard from Japan

November 9, 1935 postcard
from Japan

November 9, 1935 postcard from Japan

from "Orthodox Churches
in Northern Manchuria"
Harbin, 1931, pg. 14

photo from Hong Kong

1930s Postcard from Japan

1930s Postcard from Japan

Fr I. Chermuhin, 1931
from Abp Hilarion of Sydney

1930s postcard from Russia

1940s postcard with
St Sophia view
from China

Dormition Church, photos courtesy of
Abp Hilarion & Fr Michael Li of Australia

Church Bell Tower
courtesy of Abp Hilarion &
Fr Michael Li of Australia

photo from forum.vg.ru

Church Bell Tower
1920s postcard from Japan

1930s photo from Japan

Church Bell Tower

Feb. 1926 funeral procession of A.V. Kassianov
courtesy of Old China Hand Gazette

photo from "Manchoukuo
Photobook" (1st registration)
Dec. 20, 1941, pg. 80