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Zarasai old believers' church
K. Vasilevskis

Old Believers (Russian: Starovers) is a group of Russian religious dissenters who refused to accept the liturgical reforms imposed upon the Russian Orthodox Church by the patriarch of Moscow Nikon (1652–58).

The present church in Zarasai was built between 1990 and 1992 and consecrated in 1992. Its wooden frame is constructed on a concrete base, using timbers from the former Polivarkas church.

The walls are inlaid with bricks. Some timber from the demolished church in Rudėnai village was used for the construction of this church. Today Old Believer community of Zarasai consists of approximately 1,000 people from the town and surrounding villages.



Address: Vytauto st. 43, Zarasai
GPS coordinates: 55.735038, 26.262751
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City, With children, Zarasai town parish
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