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Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, Zagreb
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Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral or Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord is a Serbian Orthodox Cathedral located on the Petar Preradović Square in Zagreb, Croatia. It was built in 1865–66 according to designs of architect Franjo Klein. It is ecclessiastically part of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana and its cathedral.HistoryOld St. Marguerite churchA wooden Catholic church dedicated to St. Marguerite was located on the place of the modern day cathedral in the 14th century. The church was restored in the 16th and 17th century. Between 1372 and the 19th century, the annual St. Marguerite fair was organized on the square. In the 18th century the church was burned down in a fire and in its place a new one was built with bulbous steeple.Duding the Josephinism period the state implemented significant reforms that affected life of religious communities. In 1781 Patent of Toleration extended religious freedom to non-Catholic Christians living in Habsburg lands and was followed by 1782 Edict of Tolerance. By city government decision the old church was offered at auction and sold to the Zagreb Orthodox Parish for 4000 Austro-Hungarian forint. In 1848, during Revolutions of 1848, the Orthodox Parish added the suffix Serbian in its name since by that time the Serbs significantly outnumbered local Greeks and Aromanians.
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  • Surprisingly, despite the most recent confrontation and generally negative attitude of the Croats to everything associated with the Serbs, Orthodox churches in Croatia (at least where direct military action was not) and occupy an important place in the common cultural atmosphere of Croatian towns. Church in Zagreb clearly doesn't look running means there are parishioners, there are the Orthodox movement and the spiritual life. From attending Church were only positive feelings and emotions.
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  • This serbian orthodox church is cathedral for Zagreb, Ljubljana and all Italy diocese. It's painted from inside few years ago by one famous russian painter. It's all day open. 
  • The Zageeb Orthodox chrch is located at the old part of Zagreb amongst many other old and historical buildings. This one is on the popular square of PETAR PRERADOVIC. it's a beautiful old building tha...  more »