The Chappel Tsasouna of All Saints is designed by architect Sakari Siitonen. The architect has managed to capture some of the most central and beautiful features of Karelian building tradition into this wooden building with a broad axe-finish. The flame cupola is a symbol of prayer and taper fire. The 400 copper scales depict the figure of felt pieces and give a vivid surface to the cupola construction. The Tsasouna exhibits many icons as well as church textiles and cloths. The name Tsasouna comes from the Russian word “tsas” which means an hour or a moment. Every village in Karelia hosted a small tsasouna, in which the laymen held short services, as the clergymen of the villages did not often have time to visit the scattered settlements and hold regular services. There are about a village-full of Russian orthodox inhabitants in Lohja, which is also why there is a tsasouna.
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