An outlook on the Russian Orthodox Church in Tunisia
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The Russian Orthodox community has two churches in Tunisia. One was first built in Bizerte, then another one in Tunis.

The Russian Orthodox Church in Bizerte was consecrated on September 10, 1938, so almost eighty years ago to the day.

The story of this church began with the arrival of a Russian fleet from Crimea in Tunisia. Boats thus arrived in Bizerte for a long call, before being sent to France, for most of them. Several hundreds of them remained in Tunisia in the big cities in the north of the country.

When the boats started arriving, religious services were celebrated on board of one of the ships, until a temporary chapel was ready.

The project of the construction of a church was approved by the authorities in 1936. A subscription was launched the following year to raise enough money to undertake the work.

The construction project was entrusted to Colonel Sukharzhevsky, a former military engineer who chose a neo-Russian style for the church.

It was dedicated to Saint Alexander Nevsky and is now attached to the Moscow Patriarchate. Religious services are still celebrated there.

Source in French (with picture)

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About the Author

Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne was born and raised in France. She taught English before entering the Cistercian Order. She translated and published articles relevant to her interest in Cistercian spirituality, the Middle Ages, and Orthodoxy. She moved to the United States in 2001, converted to Orthodoxy in 2008, and married. Her husband is an Orthodox priest. She continued to publish articles, a Cistercian texts anthology, then finally launched her career in literary translation, while teaching French. If you are interested in having your book translated into French, she can be contacted here https://wordsandpeace.com/contact-me/

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