Ternopil

Vozdvizhenskaya (Extension) church

Description

  • The Vozdvizhenskaya (Native) church in Ternopil is the oldest temple in the city.
  • Ancient temple of Ternopil, the first mention of it dates back to the 15th century.

Vozdvizhenskaya (Native) church in Ternopil is the oldest church in the city, it was built in the 16th century. The architecture of the temple combines features of Old Russian and Byzantine architecture.

Ancient temple of Ternopil, the first mention of it dates back to the 15th century. The church is built in the Old Russian style, as evidenced by the presence of a semicircular apse, which is a characteristic feature of Byzantine basilica architecture.

Vozdvizhenskaya (Native) church in Ternopil is the oldest church in the city, it was built in the 16th century. The architecture of the temple combines features of Old Russian and Byzantine architecture.

Ancient temple of Ternopil, the first mention of it dates back to the 15th century. The church is built in the Old Russian style, as evidenced by the presence of a semicircular apse, which is a characteristic feature of Byzantine basilica architecture.

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HISTORY

  • For the first time about the temple it is mentioned in 1570 in the historical document of the charter of Prince Vasily Konstantin Ostrovsky.
  • In 1629 the church was completely destroyed and rebuilt under the patronage of Prince Ostrovsky.
  • During the Second World War, the temple was significantly destroyed and only in 1954, the restoration work begins.
  • After the fall of the USSR, the church returned to the parish of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.
  • The architecture of the temple combines several styles of Romano-Byzantine, Old Russian and Renaissance.

During the Second World War, the temple was significantly destroyed and only in 1954, the restoration work begins. At the same time, the Soviet authorities used the premises of the church for the fashion house and the Museum of Fine Arts. Therefore, the bell tower, wall paintings and the iconostasis were destroyed. Also, during the reign of the Bolsheviks, the church intended to demolish and build in its place the hotel "Moscow".

After the fall of the USSR, the church returned to the parish of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. After that begins its restoration, the paintings and the iconostasis were restored. The new murals were made by the artist Bogdan Tkachik.

During the Second World War, the temple was significantly destroyed and only in 1954, the restoration work begins. At the same time, the Soviet authorities used the premises of the church for the fashion house and the Museum of Fine Arts. Therefore, the bell tower, wall paintings and the iconostasis were destroyed. Also, during the reign of the Bolsheviks, the church intended to demolish and build in its place the hotel "Moscow".

After the fall of the USSR, the church returned to the parish of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. After that begins its restoration, the paintings and the iconostasis were restored. The new murals were made by the artist Bogdan Tkachik.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The temple is the oldest building in the city of Ternopil.
  • The unique architecture of the church combines the features of Byzantine and Romanesque architecture.
  • In the church there is a miraculous icon of the Virgin.
  • The temple is the oldest building in the city of Ternopil.
  • The unique architecture of the church combines the features of Byzantine and Romanesque architecture.
  • In the church there is a miraculous icon of the Virgin.