The Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Paris was built in 1861 on the initiative of Fr Joseph Vasiliev, the chaplain at the Russian Embassy. Thanks to generous donations from the Russian community and a personal contribution from Tsar Alexander II, plans were drawn up for a church to be built in the eighth arrondissement of Paris on Rue Daru. It was dedicated to St Alexander of the Neva, known as St Alexander Nevsky. Who is this saint and what is the spiritual significance of this dedication in Paris.
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Photo taken in Faubourg-du-Roule, Paris, France
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