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Tianjin Church of the Holy Protection

The Church of the Holy Protection (Pokrov) of the Theotokos in Tianjin was an expansion project begun in 1922 by its first rector Hieromonk Viktor (Sviatin) and completed in 1925 to rebuild the Church of our Saviour in the Russian Concession.

Archpriest Alexander Solyansky served as assistant rector from 1932 to 1938.

Located on the east bank of the Haihe River (today's South Station zone in Hedong district), it was destroyed by the Japanese in 1939 and rebuilt again by the Japanese. It later became a Cathedral. Fr Ioann Du was sent on October 1943 to serve as the protodeacon.

Photos
 

c. 1937 photo from France

c. 1937 photo from France

photo from UK

"Beiguan", 1939. pp 118-119.

postcard from memoryofchina.org

1921 postcard
from CA, USA

Apr 4, 1932, postcard
from California

postcard from NC, USA

postcard from HPCBristol.net

1927 photo from the
author of 'Tarasov Saga'

photo from UK

postcard from Brazil

1930 photo by a crew member
on the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes.

postcard from the Netherlands

1930s postcard from Japan

1930s postcard from Japan

courtesy of
Wason Collection on East Asia,
Cornell University Library

Russian Cemetery, from the Collection of
Peter Haven, Member 15th Infantry, 1936-1938.

PPC from
Japan

1920-30s photo by
Japanese photographer

1930s postcard from Japan

postcard from hpc.vcea.net

postcard from hpc.vcea.net

postcard from hpc.vcea.net

Temple-monument with iconostasis prior to 1939 destruction by the Japanese.
1939 photos from Museum of Church Archaeology, MDPA

Rebuilt by the Japanese in return for the destroyed temple-monument.
1942 photos from Museum of Church Archaeology, MDPA