Thanks to a new presentation on the official site of the Polish Orthodox Church, Orthodox faithful from around the world can easily tour the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene in Warsaw.
The 360° virtual tour provides a complete look at both the upper church and the lower chapel of the Passion of Christ.
The church, opened in 1869 to serve the needs of the growing Russian community, is one of only two free-standing Orthodox churches in Warsaw that were never destroyed or adapted for other purposes.
It serves as the cathedral for the Diocese of Warsaw and is the main cathedral of the Polish Orthodox Church. It was officially entered into the register of monuments in 1965.
The capital of Poland has an additional Orthodox cathedral, “Hagia Sophia”, under construction since 2015. It is 22 meters high and is built according to the plan of the Basilica of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. Like the Romanian National Cathedral, the “Hagia Sophia” Cathedral in Warsaw is dedicated to the nation’s heroes.