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till 2005

The orthodox parish of the Nativity of John the Baptist was founded and registred in 1995 by blessing of Filaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk. It is located in the Partisan district (Minsk, Belarus). The parishioners aim to build the stone-work temple not far from the underground station "Tractor Plant" ("Tractornii zavod"), in the Student's park ("Uchenicheski skver"). 
    According to the project the churche is going to be the gaunt building looking like the ark. The church will include the belfry (zvonitsa) over the vestibule, the cuplola over the main building part and the alter apse. The temple will be the precious of the district.  

The first service took place on 7 july 1997 (The Nativity of John the Baptist celebration), when the building site was consecrated. The wood Suppedaneum Cross was erected and consecrated on 11 september 1997 (the Day of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist). FInally the local government made the important decision to give the temporary building to the parish community for the divine services.

The regular divine services started in the new-built chapel of the Holy Prophet Zachariah and the Righteous Elizabeth at Eastertide (the parents of John the Forerunner of Jesus) in 1998.

      The first main temple building stone was laid on 7 july 2003 (the Nativity of John the Baptist).