Cherkasy region

Illinska Church

Description

  • Architectural monument of the middle of the XVII century
  • It was built during 1651-1656 in order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky

The Church of the saint prophet Iliya in Subovit village is an architectural monument of the middle of the XVII century , which is national importance. It was built during 1651-1656 in order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky for religious needs and in the future as a tomb for hetman and his family. It’s built in a style of early Ukrainian baroque. The church is single-nave, with a faceted six-walled apse, which is covered with a gabled roof with a bend. It is carved of sandstone and gutter bricks, connected with lime mortar. It’s 23 meters high, 14,08 meters wide and the height of the wall is 7,35 meters.

The Church of the saint prophet Iliya in Subovit village is an architectural monument of the middle of the XVII century , which is national importance. It was built during 1651-1656 in order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky for religious needs and in the future as a tomb for hetman and his family. It’s built in a style of early Ukrainian baroque. The church is single-nave, with a faceted six-walled apse, which is covered with a gabled roof with a bend. It is carved of sandstone and gutter bricks, connected with lime mortar. It’s 23 meters high, 14,08 meters wide and the height of the wall is 7,35 meters.

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HISTORY

  • Bohdan Khmelnytsky was buried in this church in 1657.

This church was included into the list of defensive structures of the Khmelnytsky castle in Subotiv. The walls of this cult building are proof, they could reach till 2 meters thickness . Also the proof are two tiers of loopholes and high windows.

Bohdan Khmelnytsky was buried in this church in 1657. However, it is unknown if the hetman's coffin still there at the burial place. The Chernihiv Chronicle of the XVIII century informs that a Polish detachment of Stefan Czarnecki, who captured Subotiv, threw Bohdan's body out of the coffin in 1664. But the possibility of this event is low.

This church was included into the list of defensive structures of the Khmelnytsky castle in Subotiv. The walls of this cult building are proof, they could reach till 2 meters thickness . Also the proof are two tiers of loopholes and high windows.

Bohdan Khmelnytsky was buried in this church in 1657. However, it is unknown if the hetman's coffin still there at the burial place. The Chernihiv Chronicle of the XVIII century informs that a Polish detachment of Stefan Czarnecki, who captured Subotiv, threw Bohdan's body out of the coffin in 1664. But the possibility of this event is low.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The hetman's tomb is drawn on a 5-hryvnia note.
  • This church was included into the list of defensive structures of the Khmelnytsky castle in Subotiv.
  • The hetman's tomb is drawn on a 5-hryvnia note.
  • This church was included into the list of defensive structures of the Khmelnytsky castle in Subotiv.