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Biserica Uspenia Botoșani (RO) – Uspenia Church in Botoșani (EN)
  • In 1552, in August, the construction of the last church built by Mrs. Elena Rareş ends. The "Ospania" church - as it was called - was built of stone and brick, with a roof of granite. At the gate there was a wooden bell tower, close to the maid where the freight chariots stood on their way to Poland. It is quite possible that there was a wooden church on the site of the "Ospeniei" stone church.
  • There was talk of a bad church period that would have been deserted from 1655 to 1725 re-entering the social life of the city in 1759. This year, Ioan Callimah Voievod gave the charter that would be the "birthday" of the school at Uspenia. After the cessation of the activity of this school, to which the priests and psalts of the Church "Ospenia" had been surrendered, the town remained again without school, which led Mr. Mihail Şuţu to issue a new charter on 30 September 1793 - to re-establish a schools with an elish teacher to help "the poor and learning-loving disciples who will go to that school."
  • After the death of Mihail Shuţu and the suppression of Eteria in 1821, the tatars followed and punished all Greeks considered heteric. The Greek Epitropes of "Ospania" have become unseen with the funds for repairs, and a bunch of broken tatars have entered the Church of "Ospania" and robbed it of all the gold and silver scents. After all the troubles of those troubled years, the Princely School moved to the courtyard of the Church of St. Demetrius, in 1832 establishing the first primary school in Botoşani.
  • On January 21, 1850, Uspenia took place the baptism of Mihai Eminescu, the priest Ion Stamate - who served the religious service - being the confessor of the Eminovici family, who lived not far from the cathedral. The Uspenia Church preserved the only civil status act of the great poet, namely the baptismal register showing the birth of the poet - January 15, 1850 - and the date of baptism - January 21, 1850. The register was taken by Nicolae Iorga, together with other 21 documents, and went to the Romanian Academy in 1925.
  • Restorations were made in the following years: 1877, 1888-1889, 1905, 1912, 1916-1921, 1935-1936, 1963-1964, 1989-1995.
Biserica Uspenia Botoșani - Uspenia Church in BotoșaniUspenia Church in Botoșani, Botoșani county, Romania
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