St. Nicholas Cathedral is the main temple of the Russian Orthodox Church in North America. It has not only great religious importance, but is also valuable as a unique architectural monument in the United States‘ largest city. In 1934, the architectural complex consisting of the temple and the Moscow Patriarchate‘s Representation buildings officially obtained the status of being an architectural masterpiece. The temple was built in 1902 by the command of Tsar Nicholas II. People all over Russia have been helping to collect donations for its construction. Father Alexander Hotovitsky, who later became the sacristan of Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, was the temple‘s first dean.
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