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Assumption Cathedral, Zalău

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Year consecrated  September 9, 1934
General contractor  Ratz and Attl
Opened  1934
Groundbreaking  13 July 1930
Architect(s)  Antoniu Salerbeck
Completed  1934
Municipality  Zalău
Assumption Cathedral, Zalău
Affiliation  Romanian Greek-Catholic (to 1948) Romanian Orthodox (since 1948)

The Assumption Cathedral (Romanian: Catedrala Adormirea Maicii Domnului) is a church in Zalău, Romania, built by the Greek-Catholic Church between 1930 and 1934.

History

The groundbreaking took place on July 13, 1930. The Assumption Cathedral was consacreted on September 9, 1934 by the bishop of the Greek Catholic Diocese of Oradea Mare Valeriu Traian Frențiu. The church was built by the company of Ratz and Attl from Cluj. The parish priest was Traian Trufaşiu. Since its construction, the church has been a pilgrimage destination on the feast of the Assumption of Mary (August 15).

The building has belonged to the Romanian Orthodox Church since 1948, when the new communist regime banned the Greek-Catholic Church. The latter claims it as its rightful property.

References

Assumption Cathedral, Zalău Wikipedia


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