Epiphany Cathedral at Yelokhovo

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Television broadcasts of the key church services beam out of this Moscow Patriarchate cathedral, built in the 17th century in the Moscow Empire style. Although erected at the city's edge, the church never saw any dearth of parishioners. People flocked en masse to worship in this tall, elegant cathedral. The cathedral at Yelokhovo was one of the very few churches in Moscow, which were not closed down by Soviet authorities. The church is the repository of the relics of Saint Alexius, the Metropolitan of Kiev and All Russia, a 14th-century diplomat and enlightener. Alexius II, the late Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia, was also buried at the Epiphany Cathedral.