St. Teodora de la Sihla Church

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St. Teodora de la Sihla Church
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47°1′15″N28°49′49″E / 47.02083°N 28.83028°E / 47.02083; 28.83028 Coordinates: 47°1′15″N28°49′49″E / 47.02083°N 28.83028°E / 47.02083; 28.83028
Location Central Chişinău
Country Moldova
Denomination Eastern Orthodoxy
Status Church
Founder(s)Teodor Krupensky and Eufrosinia Veazemsky
Dedication St. Teodora de la Sihla
Consecrated 1922
Functional status Cathedral of the Metropolis of Bessarabia
Architect(s) Alexander Bernardazzi
Style Byzantine Style

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