Father Alexei Kormishin. The road to the temple


Father Alexei Kormishin not only succeeded in restoring the old church, but also managed to build an entire temple complex – and with it a whole new life and attitude surrounding the church. Previous experience working as an architect helped him to accomplish such a feat.

An impressive architectural ensemble stands tall on the bank of the Seld River in the village of Arsk, decorating its surroundings with its light, snow-white silhouettes. Today this place is a destination for believers making a pilgrimage to the Bogoyavlenie Church – the oldest church in Ulyanovsk Oblast, which only 10 years ago still stood half-destroyed. Father Alexei Kormishin not only succeeded in restoring the old church, but also managed to build an entire temple complex – and with it a whole new life and attitude surrounding the church. Previous experience working as an architect helped him to accomplish such a feat. Priest and architect Alexei Kormishin is featured in RTG TV's new program.