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Holy Iveron Icon of the Theotokos Church in Harbin

On Sunday of the Blind Man, May 27/June 09, 1907, a stone temple began construction on the former Jūnguān Street in the Amur Military District. After the Bolshevik Revolution, Archbishop Evsevy (Eusebius) of Vladivostok consecrated the church on November 26/December 9, 1908 in the name of the Iveron (Iberian) Icon of the Mother of God.

Fr Sergiy Braduchan became its first rector and served at this parish until 1923 and resumed from 1928 until his repose in 1940. Archpriest Fr Nikolai Voznesenky (future Bishop Dimitry of Hailar and the father of Metropolitan Philaret) served as its second rector.

In 1920, General Vladimir Kappel, who died during the Siberian Ice Campaign, was buried at the altar of the temple.

Archpriest Alexander Solyansky (1869-1956) served as dean of the Holy Iveron Deanery from 1940 to 1952.

According to Harbin municipal religious archive, Fr Valentin Baryshnikov served as the seventh rector, while the eighth and last rector was Fr Gregory Zhu until its closing in 1966 at the onset of the Cultural Revolution.

Since 2017, the prolong dilapidated state of the church building has been restored to its former glory.

Photos
 

July 1913 color photos taken by Stéphane Passet
«Chine, 1909-1934 : catalogue
des photographies et des séquences
filmées du Musée Albert Kahn»

1910s postcard
from the U.S.
goskatalog.ru

1910s postcard from "Vintage Postcards"

photos from ifareast.com

photos from rusk.ru

south side photo
from rusk.ru

photo from forum.vgd.ru

creamy gray, with
green domes and
golden crosses.
photo from "Wandering
in Northern China"
(1923) pg 100

1920s photo from Japan

March 26, 1940 postcard from Japan

1930s photo from Japan

Photos from Chudnova Irina V.

1930s postcard from USA

1930s postcard from Japan

1930s postcard from Japan

1930s photo from Japan

1931

1930s postcard
from Japan

1930s postcard from Japan

Postcard from Japan

Postcard from Japan