Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Cathedral

6219 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA

Russian Orthodox cathedral built between 1961 and 1966


Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Cathedral

Photo taken by Richard Doody in July 2010



Holy Virgin Cathedral was founded by Mikhail Maximovitch who was later canonized, St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, and is buried within it. The building was designed by Oleg N. Ivanitsky, and features five onion domes covered in 24 carat gold leaf. It is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral outside of Russia.

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  • April 6, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
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