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Patriarch Alexy II

On June 11, 1993, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church from the Kazan diocese decided to separate the Yoshkar-Ola and Mari diocese. Patriarch Alexy II gave his blessing to form this independent appanage, which was headed by the Archbishop of Yoshkar-Ola Ioann (Timofeev).

On July 24, 1993, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church visited Yoshkar-Ola to perform the traditional rite of the hierarchal consecration of an archimandrite, that is to say the initiation of Ioann into the Yoshkar-Ola and Mari bishops in the village of Semenovka, in the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of Godon July 25, 1993.

As a sign of this event and in memory of His Holiness, a huge bronze composition was created. The Russian Patriarch stands to his full height in a cassock with a panagia on his chest, and on his head there is a cockle with seraphim. In one hand he holds a staff, and with the other hand he releases a dove into the sky as a symbol of peace, love and goodness. His gaze is fixed on the Voskresenskaya Embankment, on which Orthodox cathedrals and churches are located (their construction dates back to the beginning of the time of his accession to the patriarchal throne).

The monument was erected on August 4, 2010.

The sculptor is Andrey Nikolaevich Kovalchuk.

Yoshkar-Ola's tourist information center

г. Йошкар-Ола,
ул. Вознесенская, д. 39