Church of the Saviour

About Church of the Saviour

The Church of the Saviour a Lutheran church in Baku, Azerbaijan (28 may street), built with donations parishioner Adolf Eichler and consecrated on March 14, 1899. It now a Ministry of Culture and Tourism concert hall. The Gothic-style church features a Portal crowned with a decorated pediment. While Azerbaijan’s Evengenical community ceased to exist in 1936, the church survived the Stalinist period. Because of petitions to Joshep Stalin in which the petitioners promised.  Return for sparing the church, to pray for him till death. Nevertheless, Pastor Paul Hamburg and seven other members of the local Lutheran community  executed by firing squad on November 1, 1937.

Church of the Saviour is privileged to have many guests each Sunday. You will find that our dress includes everything from suits to business casual to jeans. We trust that you will find the people of our church to be friendly and genuinely glad that you’re here. Please take an opportunity to let someone know you’re visiting with us so that we can extend a personal welcome to you.

The land parcel of 1400 square sazhen  for the church  assigned by the City Duma on January 30, 1885. Local residents asked Eichler to make the church similar to one in Helenendorf, but he instead used his own unique style. The cornerstone-laying ceremony  held on Sunday, March 21, 1896 with the Baku governor Lileyev and the city head Iretsky being present.Emmanuel Nobel, his stepmother and Ludvig Nobel’s second wife also attended the ceremony. The church’s name announced at that moment. On June 24, 1898, a thirteen-pud gilded cross raised atop the church. In early 1899 a bell and an organ  installed. The consecration ceremony gathered over one thousand people. On April 23, 1900 the church housed its first organ concert, where Johann Sebastian Bach’s works performed. On December 1, 1996, the Nobel family remembrance evening held in the church. In 2001 the church  closed for renovation work. 

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