Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Church

Owczary, Poland

Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Church in Owczary, 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 tserkva in Owczary was raised in 1653. The tserkva is the second building of its type in this location - the first collapsed due to quicksand in its foundations. In 1701, the tserkva's chancery underwent extensive renovation, the tower was built in 1783 (built by meisters Dimitr Dekowekin and Teodor Rusinka), in 1870, the building was widened, to have equal measurements to that of the nave. In 1938, the tserkva's interior was decorated with a polychrome. After Operation Vistula, the tserkva was transferred to the Roman Catholic parish. After some of the displaced villagers came back to the village in 1956, the tserkva had also restarted Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church services. Since 1998, the tserkva began to function as a Roman Catholic-Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

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Founded: 1653
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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UltimaThule (4 years ago)
A tiny church, but one of the most charming. The guide's story about the church, the history of the village, and customs only adds to the charm. Thank you Object in 2013. has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
Magdalena Rusiecka (4 years ago)
A wonderful place, worth seeing
wozek _ika (4 years ago)
The history of the church told by the guide very much
susan ward (5 years ago)
All good
Andrzej Pajor (7 years ago)
Very old and beautiful.
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