Mother of God Church

Chotyniec, Poland

Mother of God Church is wooden church located in the village of Chotyniec from the seventeenth-century, which together with different tserkvas is designated as part of the UNESCO Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine.

The first document recording the existence of the tserkva originates from 1671. The tserkva is one of numerous active Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church tserkvas in Poland, which survived World War II and the subsequent Polish population transfers. The tserkva had undergone numerous renovations and was reconstructed in 1733, 1858, and 1925. After the 1947 Operation Vistula (displacement of Ukrainian minorities out of the Polish People's Republic), the tserkva was closed, and transformed into a Roman Catholic church. In the 1980s, the tserkva was closed due to its poor structural state. In 1990, the tserkva was taken back by its previous owner and re-transformed into a Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church tserkva. Between 1991 and 1994, the tserkva underwent a complex renovation, mainly by the help of the local parishioners.

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Founded: 1671
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Rafał Żak (13 months ago)
The church is wonderful, but google does not distinguish the Orthodox church from the Greek Catholic ...
Andriy Zaliztsi (13 months ago)
Церква Різдва Пресвятої Богородиці — греко-католицька парафіяльна церква, збудована ще у 1615 р. в с. Хотинець (Польща). Внесена до Всесвітньої спадщини ЮНЕСКО разом з іншими дерев’яними церквами Польщі та України. Вона вважається однією з небагатьох діючих храмів, які пережили війну. Церква повністю зроблена з дерева, із зрубу.
Helena Pietruszka (13 months ago)
Orthodox church which must be seen The easiest time to open the church is about 12 every Sunday
Zofia Piasecka (2 years ago)
Orthodox church on the trail of wooden architecture. A very interesting temple. Open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Highly recommended to visit.
Robert Laszuk (2 years ago)
A monument of architecture very well kept, a nice young lady who will tell you patiently and with full commitment, a place not only for religious worship but for learning history, I recommend
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