The temple in the name of the Holy Archangel Michael of God is an Orthodox church in the city of Tolyatti .
|Church in the name of the Holy Archangel Michael of God|
|Diocese||Samara and Tolyatti|
|Type of building||Temple|
|Project Author||Demidovtsev M.V.|
|Established||March 27, 1997|
|Building||May 25, 1997 - November 21, 1997|
The management of AvtoVAZ OJSC and personally Vladimir Kadannikov decided to build a temple near the plant. It was assumed that in the temple they would pray for the dead factory workers, and prayers for the health of all workers would also be served.
The temple project was developed by a group of designers led by the former chief designer of AvtoVAZ , assistant vice president for technical development, Mark Demidovtsev .
On March 27, 1997, the AvtoVAZ board of directors decided to build a church near the plant.
It was planned that it will be completed by November. At the suggestion of Archpriest Father Valery, rector of the Transfiguration Cathedral, he was dedicated to the Archangel Michael .
On May 25, 1997, the site for the construction of the church was consecrated by the Archbishop (now Metropolitan of Samara and Tolyatti) Samara and Syzran Sergius .
November 21, 1997 on the day of Michael the Archangel and other heavenly forces ethereal temple was consecrated.
In 1998, unknown vandals attempted to burn the temple.
The temple is assigned to the Bishop’s courtyard of the Governor of the Samara diocese in Togliatti. The rector is Archpriest Dmitry Leskin.
Every week, the Divine Liturgy , prayer service , memorial service is performed in the church. Factory workers have the opportunity to go to the temple and light a candle, order prayers for health or for peace.
From the day of its consecration, there is a Book of Memory in the church, in which the names of the most prominent VAZ people are entered.
Russia , Samara Region , Tolyatti , the intersection of the Southern Highway and Moscow Avenue
The temple is open daily from 9 to 16 hours.
Services are held on Thursdays and Sundays from 8 o’clock.