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Priority projects for 2022

Priority projects for 2022

Five years have passed since the restoration of the dome and the facades of the church. Now, six months after the reinstallation of the restored iconostasis and the doubling of downspout capacity to prevent water infiltration, several works still need to be done...

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Gutter lining to prevent water infiltration

Gutter lining to prevent water infiltration

Major maintenance works on the building were carried out in early November 2021 to ensure its water tightness. The inside of the lead pipes was lined with a synthetic material. It allows making the gutters incorporated into the masonry durable. This way, the walls and...

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Blessing of the statue of Saint Barbara

Blessing of the statue of Saint Barbara

After the Divine Liturgy celebrated on Sunday, November 14, 2021 (in memory of the Saints Anargyroi Cosmas and Damian), Bishop of Vevey Vladyka Alexandre blessed the statuette of Saint Barbara placed in the "grotto" of the old fountain in the church garden. The clergy...

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Our fundraising campaign highlighted on cath.ch

Our fundraising campaign highlighted on cath.ch

The Swiss catholic information website cath.ch published a nice article dedicated to the creation of the Foundation for the restoration of the Saint Barbara Orthodox Church in Vevey and the launch of our fundraising campaign. Protodeacon Michel Vernaz, who is also...

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Special website dedicated to fundraising

Special website dedicated to fundraising

We urgently need to restore the church of St. Barbara in Vevey! This is the appeal sent by this website devoted to the fundraising campaign for the preservation of this heritage. According to the estimates made in the 2019-2020 feasibility studies, the project amounts...

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Focus on the restoration of the iconostasis

Focus on the restoration of the iconostasis

It became possible to start the restoration of the iconostasis of Saint Barbara church in Vevey thanks to the generous contribution of a private donor. This extremely precious and rare object separates the sanctuary, which only members of the clergy may enter, from...

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