Church architecture

Chapel for Blessing Water
for the St. Euphrosyne Convent in Polotsk

The project of the water blessing chapel is designed to be placed outside the Holy Savior and Euphrosyne Convent, at its walls, for blessing and distribution of holy water. The flow of the parishioners to Epiphany for water is very high, so the decision to build the chapel was made. It is arranged in such a way that there is a large bowl with water inside it, from which the holy water is distributed both in the chapel itself and outdoors. Extensions were designed for supplying water outdoors.

There are two choices. The first one simply has taps installed in a special wall for water distribution. The second one has galleries with two small chapels on the north and south sides. There are utility rooms with an entrance from the street on the east (rear) side.
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Project: Chapel for the Blessing of Water
Location: Polotsk Holy Savior and Euphrosyne Convent.
Capacity: 50 people
Total area: 120 m² (with galleries and additional premises).
Stage: draft design
Year: 2014

Option 1.
The distribution of holy water is carried out both inside and outside through specially designed taps. There is a dedicated room behind the wall with taps.

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Option 2.
Distribution of holy water is carried out inside the chapel, as well as outside, in special galleries. The pipes are insulated. There is a special tray under the taps, where unused water is collected, and through which it returns to the tank. The tray may be heated for the cold season. There are two service rooms on the east side of the building.

Architecture: Dmitry Ostroumov, Olga Senkova (model).