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Glover Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Vladimir Millennial Bell Tower

Saint Nicholas Cathedral

 

—“988 - 1988” / St. Vladimir Medallion —

 
"988-1988" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 15, 2010
1. "988-1988"
Inscription.

[Marker Plaque 1:]

"988 - 1988"
The year 1988 marks the 1000th anniversary of the baptism of Rus’ in the year 988 by decision of the Prince of Kiev, St. Vladimir the Great. This monument was erected by the American Spiritual Children of the Russian Orthodox Church which planted the Orthodox Christian faith in America by inaugurating missionary work in Alaska in the year 1794.

This bell tower dedicated December 4, 1988 by Metropolitan Theodosius, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America.

[Marker Plaque 2 :]

[The St. Vladimir Medallion] "... Saint Vladimir, Equal to the Apostles, Grand Prince of Kiev."

 
Erected 1988 by The American Spiritual Children of the Russian Orthodox Church.
 
Location. 38° 55.501′ N, 77° 4.117′ W. Marker is in Glover Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Massachusetts Avenue, NW north of Edmunds Street, NW. Touch for map. The Bell Tower is accessible to pedestrians from the sidewalk southwest of Massachusetts Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
St. Vladimir Medallion (Boris V. Metveyev, sculptor) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 15, 2010
2. St. Vladimir Medallion (Boris V. Metveyev, sculptor)
walking distance of this marker. The National War Memorial Shrine of the Russian Orthodox Church of America (here, next to this marker); Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas (a few steps from this marker); Crown Princess Märtha of Norway (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Cornerstone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bishop Aimilianos Laloussis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herb Cottage (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Road to Fort Duquesne (approx. 0.4 miles away); All Hallows Guild (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glover Park.
 
Also see . . .  Vladimir I of Kiev. (Submitted on May 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Ukraine; Slavonic language; Boris V. Metveyev, artist/sculptor.
 
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The Millennial Bell Tower - east face, off Mass. Ave. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 15, 2010
3. The Millennial Bell Tower - east face, off Mass. Ave.
"988-1988" Plaque on left arch support; St. Vladimir "Medallion" on right arch support.
The Bell Tower Contributors' Plaque - west face of arch image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 15, 2010
4. The Bell Tower Contributors' Plaque - west face of arch
Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 15, 2010
5. Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas
- view from Massachusetts Avenue. The bell tower is in front of the church, behind the tree branches, center right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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