St. Dmytro's Church

Matkiv, Ukraine

Matkiv village boasts the St. Dmytro's Church, built in 1838, in 2013 inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List together with other wooden tserkvas of Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine.

In 1831 Wooden Church of Synaxis of Blessed Virgin Mary which already existed in 18th century was in pretty poor conditions. In its place in 1838 masters Ivan Melnykovych and Vasily Ivanovich built a new wooden church of Boiko style as evidenced by the inscription on door jamb in the southern nave.

In 1928 completed the sacristy, in 1939 Wooden Church of Synaxis of Blessed Virgin Mary repaired. In 1949 - 1989 the church was closed. When in 1990 opened for worship the church was consecrated to St. Dmitry Church.

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Т1423, Matkiv, Ukraine
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Founded: 1838
Category: Religious sites in Ukraine

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