Bucharest, Romania

Orthodox Cathedral in Bucharest

A splendid journey through Byzantine art thanks to the peculiarity of Orsoni Venezia’s smalti.

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The new People’s Salvation Cathedral is born, inaugurated in Bucharest at the end of 2018. It is the highest orthodox cathedral in the world, with 120-metre-high bell towers: an impressive work, whose project will end in 2024.
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The cathedral’s prestige is made even more unique by the mosaics that decorate the iconography of the dome as well as the iconostasis; realized by artist and mosaicist Daniel Codrescu and his team with Orsoni Venezia 1888 enamels and golds.
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Over 4 million tesserae separate the nave of the cathedral from the Sanctuary: the largest Orthodox iconostasis in the world, 23.8 meters long and 17.1 wide. A team of specialists worked 10 months to complete the 8-ton mosaic, giving birth to a precious work of art.
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Not only its majesty, it is the intense Byzantine style iconography that makes absolute the beauty of this decorative wall.
A story in 45 icons representing the Old Testament prophets, the symbols of the Ark of the Covenant, the Communion of the Apostles and other biblical scenes.
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In May 2019, the iconography of the Mother of God – Theotokos Platytera – was completed in the dome of the altar. Deeply representative of the Romanian spirit, the icon has been studied in detail and elaborated specifically for the cathedral as a visual connection with the iconostasis below.
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In these iconographies, Orsoni Venezia’s Venetian smalti play a major role, thanks to the lyric of light that they reflect, and the richness of the colors used.

Bucharest, Romania

Orthodox Cathedral in Bucharest

A splendid journey through Byzantine art thanks to the peculiarity of Orsoni Venezia’s smalti.

W
The new People’s Salvation Cathedral is born, inaugurated in Bucharest at the end of 2018. It is the highest orthodox cathedral in the world, with 120-metre-high bell towers: an impressive work, whose project will end in 2024.
W
The cathedral’s prestige is made even more unique by the mosaics that decorate the iconography of the dome as well as the iconostasis; realized by artist and mosaicist Daniel Codrescu and his team with Orsoni Venezia 1888 enamels and golds.
W
Over 4 million tesserae separate the nave of the cathedral from the Sanctuary: the largest Orthodox iconostasis in the world, 23.8 meters long and 17.1 wide. A team of specialists worked 10 months to complete the 8-ton mosaic, giving birth to a precious work of art.
W
Not only its majesty, it is the intense Byzantine style iconography that makes absolute the beauty of this decorative wall.
A story in 45 icons representing the Old Testament prophets, the symbols of the Ark of the Covenant, the Communion of the Apostles and other biblical scenes.
W
In May 2019, the iconography of the Mother of God – Theotokos Platytera – was completed in the dome of the altar. Deeply representative of the Romanian spirit, the icon has been studied in detail and elaborated specifically for the cathedral as a visual connection with the iconostasis below.
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In these iconographies, Orsoni Venezia’s Venetian smalti play a major role, thanks to the lyric of light that they reflect, and the richness of the colors used.