From the observation deck of the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael you can see panoramic views of the Sea of Azov, green hills and coastal villages of the Left Bank. This place attracts not only believers but also all guests of the city. Recently, the Cathedral was even nominated for the title of one of the seven wonders of the seaside town.
The first stone for the future St. Michael’s Cathedral was laid in 1995. Two years later, in 1997, a bright and spacious six-headed church was built, which can accommodate from two hundred to a thousand parishioners.
The main shrine of St. Michael’s Cathedral is a list of the icon of the Mother of God “Life-giving spring”, written in the early XIX century. During World War II, when temples were destroyed, the icon was kept by parishioners. After a difficult period of persecution and turmoil, the image of the Mother of God was restored and returned to the church. Every Friday and Sunday in front of this icon there is a holy water prayer.
Now an administrative building is being built on the territory of the church, where a Sunday school and a room for baptism of children and a refectory for the needy are. A monument to Metropolitan Ignatius of Mariupol, the city’s heavenly patron, was erected next to the church. According to history, Metropolitan Ignatius of Gotfei and Kafai led the migration of Orthodox Greeks from the Crimea to the Azov Sea.