In the Great Kantō earthquake the main bell tower fell on the dome, collapsing it, thus causing major damage to the Cathedral. Rebuilding the cathedral became a major task for the then-ruling bishop, Archbishop Sergius (Tikhomirov), who succeeded St. Nicholas after he died in 1912. Since Russia was no longer a source of funding, Archbishop Sergius had to look for funding within Japan. A significant amount of funds was raised by numerous concerts by the Cathedral choir, led by Victor A. Pokrovsky. The re-built Cathedral was re-consecrated in 15 December 1929, with a shorter bell tower, a modified dome, and a less ornate interior.
PILGRIMS FROM NORTH AMERICA, RUSSIA CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAINT HERMAN'S GLORIFICATION ON SPRUCE ISLAND.
Aug 09, 2010; KODIAK, Alaska[OCA] -- The following information was released by the Orthodox Church in America: His Beatitude, Metropolitan...