Holy Trinity Church

Zhovkva, Ukraine

Wooden Holy Trinity Church was built in suburb of Zhovkva, Ukraine in 1720 on the place of a church that burned down in 1717. The structure consists of three wooden naves and a brick sacristy.

There is an iconostasis consisting of about 50 icons painted by the masters of Zhovkva Painting and Carving School of Ivan Rutkovych in the beginning of 18th century. The iconostasis is made from linden wood carved by Ignatiy Stobenskyj. In 1978–79 iconostasis was restored. Now the church belongs to the UGCC.

In 2013 the Holy Trinity Church was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List among 16 wooden tserkvas of Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine.

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Zhovkva, Ukraine
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Founded: 1720
Category: Religious sites in Ukraine

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Viktor Dmytrotsa (14 months ago)
Ok
leo rozi (2 years ago)
Old traditional church, no more.
Liubov Bevz (2 years ago)
Wooden church with colorful windows and wooden aroma.
vira katynska (3 years ago)
Very happy to share my most prescious moment in a beautiful historic church.
Chuck Mayumi (4 years ago)
About an hour drive to the north of Lviv city will bring you to this 300 year old wooden church. It is incredible this little architectural treasure has survived the weather and time, considering the long historical turmoils experienced in the region. Definitely worth a visit.
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