Interior decoration works are continuing in the Orthodox Cathedral in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. John the Merciful and St. Rosalia of Palermo in Kosice (Slovakia).
Currently, as part of the first stage of work, the painting of the altar part of the temple is underway, which is planned to be completed by the celebration of Easter. The first stage includes design and preparatory work, painting of the main vault and the altar part. As part of the second stage, the artists will paint the southern and northern aisles of the temple, the southern and northern walls, columns, grilles, balcony, railings and the western corridor.
The total duration of both stages of the project is about two years. The works are carried out with the assistance of the Foundation for the Support of Christian Culture and Heritage.
The Orthodox Cathedral, named after the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, St. John the Merciful and St. Rosalia of Palermo, was erected at the expense of believers and consecrated in 2013, but has remained without a painting until now. The beautification of the Cathedral in Kosice, the second largest city in Slovakia, is of great importance for strengthening Orthodoxy in the Slovak Republic.