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Nativity of the Virgin Mary Church

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ID:
1199
Place
Shchyrets
Date:
1915
Technique:
Postcard
Size of the resource:
90х140 mm
Creator
Unknown
Collection
Andriy Kryzhanivskyy
Copyright
Andriy Kryzhanivskyy
Publisher
Unknown
Description

During WW I in 1915 artillery damaged the cupol on the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Church; a russian shell landed on it. To remember this event, a set of postcards was published with the image of the ruin inside the church. In the photo—the remains of the cupol on the floor and the untouched iconostas, which has survived in the church until today. In the 1960s father Volodymyr Yarema (later UAOC Patriarch Dmytriy) served in the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Church. He was an accomplished scholar of sacral art. In the altar part of the church Yarema’s frescoes of the twelve apostles have remained intact but unfortunately were repainted during the renovation of the church in the 1990s, and do not do justice to the original.
Andriy Kryzhanivskyy

Tags:
Church, interior, ruination, iconostas
Category:
Greek-Catholic Churches