The Orthodox Church of Rome
The Church Santa Caterina Martire has a long-standing history as one of the remarkable orthodox churches in Rome. Its history is one that dates back to the ancient time as far back as the early 1800s. Over time, the church has experienced different development, which has led to its magnificent building it is today. The church has had several offices, which has been linked with the Russian Federation.
Santa Caterina Martire
Presently, the Chiesa di Santa Caterina Martire was known as the Orthodox Church of Rome is housed inside the Villa Abamelek Park, which is at the foot of the Janiculum close to the Porta di San Pancrazio. The inside of the villa is where the current Russian Embassy is situated. Because of the beauty of the church, the Russian Orthodox community made a formal request to the Municipality of Rome and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic to obtain the permission to build the building. A year later, the project was given to the City of Rome. The height of the church measures 29m with a volume of 5056.28M3 and surface of 698.08 M2. The inauguration of the church took place in 2009.
Interestingly, the Orthodox Church of Rome is not popularly known by many but visited by most tourist. It is also close to the church of San Pietro. What attracts most couple to the church for their wedding is the majestic dome, which is visible from the height of the church. Those who have used the church for their weddings term the church as “living in two cities at the same time.” This name is derived because it seems like leaving Italy instantly and landing in Roma at the same time. Experience the thrill of an Orthodox church while staying in Rome.
Not many church buildings have a staircase to welcome the bridge in a majestic way. However, the Orthodox Church has a stair that leads to the church including its famous round domes, which characterize the church of the east. The church has an intense white and green or light blue that radiate with the golden color. Though it may have a small interior, it holds the perfect wedding functions on Saturdays and religious activities on Sunday. More intriguing is the decoration, which is very refined and rich.
You cannot miss out from the Russian pearl in this eternal city for your once in a lifetime adventure. From the entrance to the interior, every picture taken will be a representation of beauty with perfection.
In Rome, no wedding is complete without the priest pronouncing you “husband and wife.” Take advantage of the architectural beauty of the city of the Villa Abamelek Park and make your wedding more memorable than you can imagine.