The Rădăuţi Cathedral
The Rădăuţi Cathedral is a building that respects the Moldavian style, in the shape of a club form, reference monument for the area of Rădăuţi, and even for that of Bukovina. In 1923, the ground destined to this cathedral was sanctified, and in 1927 the changes on metropolitan’s seat started.
The initial project has been radically transformed by Mihail Pankowski, who led the works until 1940, when the cross was put above the steeple. The works were stopped because of the war, and were resumed in 1950, under the lead of Constantin Popadiuc, on the metropolitan seat of Suceava and Bukovina’s expenditures. The cathedral was painted by Iosif Keber, Gh. Teodorescu, I. Taflan and S. Hermineanu, after a plan of the academic professor Victor Brătulescu, the altar screen being from the Răpciuni church, from the base of Ceahlău mountain, a village situated today under the accumulating basin of Bicaz river.
On the 28th of May 1961, in the Sunday of “Rusalii”, the cathedral was sanctified by the Iustin Moisescu metropolitan, and since 2004, religious concerts are held here on Christmas and Easter.