Biserica Sfinţilor Apostoli Petru şi Pavel Iaşi – Saints Peter and Paul Church Iasi

Istoricul bisericii:

Ctitorii acestei biserici, conform pomelnicului parohiei, sunt: Mihail Sturza, Constantin Cantacuzino – Pascanu, Constantin Ipsilanti si Alexandru Muruzi cu familiile lor, alaturi de mitropolitul Veniamin Costachi, ceea ce denota ca a fost construita intre 1803-1830. In sprijinul acestei idei sunt si unii cercetatori, precum N.A. Bogdan care plaseaza construirea ei in jurul anului 1845, dar “se crede ca biserica ar fi existat mai demult, caci se gasesc in ea icoane din 1820 si 1829, si are registre matriculare pe anii 1858-1865, ceea ce arata ca nu a servit numai ca paraclis de prohodire pentru morti”.

Intre 1924-1925 s-a facut o restaurare importanta, marcata si printr-o placa de marmura plasata pe peretele vestic al naosului, deasupra intrarii. Aceasta placa, descoperita in mai 1999, in perioada comunismului a fost acoperita de un strat de tencuiala. De aici aflam ca “s-a restaurat si imbunatatit interiorul si exteriorul acestei biserici cu ingrijirea Casei Spitalelor si Ospiciilor Sf. Spiridon, fiind epitropi Constantin Kilimoglu, Grigore Teodoru, Dr. C. Marzescu, iar preot slujitor, C.S. Nectarie Cotrut.”.

Biserica dispune si de un important fond de patrimoniu. Acesta se compune din: o Sfanta Evanghelie din argint din 1848, un set de vase liturgice (potir, disc si steluta) din 1856 toate cu motive biblice (butuc de vita-de-vie) si donate de familia Cantacuzino – Pascanu in 1856. Sfanta Evanghelie are pe coperta I icoana Invierii in oval, iar in colturi sunt medalioane cu Sfintii evanghelisti, iar pe ultima coperta icoana Rastignirii cu patru proroci.

Un alt obiect de patrimoniu este catapeteasma in stil bizantin sculptata cu motive florale si biblice, cu icoanele pictate in ulei in stil neobizantin, intrate in fondul muzeal al parohiei.

Tot aici se include un sfesnic din 1925 de 1,5 metri inaltime, care este folosit si astazi si care are gravat pe margine datarea si numele preotului slujitor: Nectarie Cotruta si numeroase carti vechi de cult in scriere chirilica, in special Mineie, Octoih, Triod.

Church History:

Founders of this church, as Pomelnicul parish are: Michael Sturza, Constantin Cantacuzino – Pascanu Constantine Ypsilanti and Alexander Muruzi their families, along with Bishop Benjamin Costachi, which shows that it was built between 1803-1830. In support of this idea are also some researchers, such as NA Bogdan which places its construction in around 1845, but “it is believed that the church existed before, because she icons found in 1820 and 1829, and has matriculare records for the years 1858 to 1865, which shows that not served only chapel funeral service for the dead “.

Between 1924-1925 has made ​​a major restoration, and marked by a marble plaque placed on the western wall of the nave, above the entrance. This plate, discovered in May 1999, during communism was covered with a layer of plaster. From here we learn that “was restored and improved inside and outside the church with home care and hospice of St. Spiridon Hospital, being guardians Kilimoglu Constantine, Gregory Takei, Dr. C. Marzescu and priest servant, CS Nektarios Cotrut.”.

The church also has an important heritage fund. It consists of: a silver Holy Gospel of 1848, a set of liturgical vessels (chalice, disk and star) of 1856 all biblical motifs (vines vines) and family donated Cantacuzino – Pascanu in 1856. Holy Gospel is the cover I Resurrection icon in oval medallions and corners are Holy Evangelists and Crucifixion icon on the bottom cover four prophets.

Another object of heritage in Byzantine iconostasis is carved with floral motifs and biblical, with icons painted in oil in Byzantine style, goes into the museum of the parish.

Here we include a candlestick in 1925 to 1.5 meters high, which is used today and has the name etched on the side dating priest servant: Nektarios Cotruta and many old religious books in Cyrillic script, especially me, Octoechos, Triodion.

Interior / Inside

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