The Saint-Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church
Daru street is sort of the “Little Russia” of Paris, centered around the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a Russian Orthodox church situated in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
In the absence of a place of worship -at a small place near the Russian Embassy – following an 1847 intiative led by Father Joseph Vassiliev, the decision was made to construct a permanent church.
A construction agreement was signed by Napoleon III and was led under the direction of architects and Kouzmine and Strohm. The church will be consecrated on the 11th of September, 1861. It was dedicated to St. Alexander Nevsky, Prince of Novgorod, and Russia’s greatest hero.
Open from 3 PM to 5 PM Tuesday, Friday and Sunday for visits.
Mass: Sunday at 10:30 AM
Evening Prayer: Saturday at 6 PM.
At court entrance -12 rue Daru, an information center welcoms and directs Russian foreigners to help with their search for housing and employment in Paris. (See last photo).
Metro Courcelles ou Ternes / line 2