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Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra
By Pogranicze Galicja
Published: 10.02.2016

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pochayiv_Lavra

Ławra Poczajowska

   On top of Pochayiv hill there stands the Holy Dormition Lavra - a stronghold of the Christian faith, an abode of piety and asceticism, a religious center of the Orthodoxy of Western Rus.

    This ancient monastery is under special protection of the Theotokos. The Most Pure One appeared here to the monks in a pillar of fire and left Her Footprint in the rock upon which She stood. The Pochayiv wonder-working Icon of the Mother of God made this land world-famous. Great Orthodox hermits - the Venerable Job of Pochayiv and a miracle-worker of Volyn - the Venerable Amphilochius carried on their spiritual struggle in this cloister.
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Romantic trip to castle
By Pogranicze Galicja
Published: 10.11.2015

Picturesque Svirzh
 - is a located on the south of Lvov region on the way to Peremyshliany. Earlier Svirzh was a city and now it is only a big village surrounded by the river of the same name. The region is very lovely like Carpathian mountains in miniature, along the outskirts steep rocks of strange view can be  observed. The castle was built by the Svirz princes in XV century and at the second half of XVII century it was rebuilt by Halych chaste lain Oleksandr Centner. Square castle has 2 yards: a big one for residence and a small one for farmstead. Both yards are connected with stairs. The south wing of the top yard ends with the square three-stepped towers. There is an entry tower on its axis to which the wooden bridge that is hang upon the Graff leads. The peculiarity of white stones and ornaments makes the castle one of the most interesting findings of defense architecture. If you are looking for a romantic, quite place, the castle is a very good option - you should definitely come here.
Bohdan Zhukiewicz

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Khrehiv
By Pogranicze Galicja
Published: 10.10.2015



Bohdan Zhukiewicz
   This small village is located in 12 km Zhovkva. You should examine a wooden church (built in 1724) with an interesting iconostasis, and a wooden bell tower near it which saved the lines of defensive architecture.
   In 2 km to the south-east from the village there is the Basylian Monastery first founded in 1618 near a mountain with a cave and later moved to its present location. There is the Mykolaiv church (1721-1737) and monastic cells (1755-1902), and also a defensive bell tower. After extensive works of renovation the monastery now shines again and radiates its splendor.
photo Vasyl, Zakapior


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UNESCO from UA - wooden tserkvas of the Galicia and Lodomeria region...
By Pogranicze Galicja
Published: 10.08.2013

Lvov region (Oblast)...


* Zhovkva - 1720
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Trinity_Church,_Zhovkva
   We cross to the other side of the  border; the next eight tservas are located in Ukraine.

   Wooden Holy Trinity Church was built in suburb of Zhovkva, 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.


Bohdan Zhukiewicz
     These tserkvas were built between the 16th and 19th centuries to serve the Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic faiths, and were made from the timber of the great forests which covered most lands in Europe at that time. The location of most of them in remote rural villages in the Carpathian Region, between Poland and Ukraine, helped them to survive centuries of plundering and fire.
photo; Andrzej Siwek, Aleksander, Juri, Bohdan, Zakapior

* Potelych the descent of the Holy Spirit Church - 1502
* Matkiv the curious St. Dmytro's Church - 1838

* Drohobych - 17th
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._George%27s_Church,_Drohobych
   St. George's Church. Built in the second half, it looks like a medieval ship on dry land,
 - is one of the oldest and best preserved timber churches of Galicia. The church, dating from ca. 1500, consists of three parts. The central block is square in plan and comprises the nave. Two other blocks contain the double apse and the narthex. Between 1678 and 1711, the church was renovated: the interior was frescoed, the octagonal structures built up, and a new belfry appeared.


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Drohobych (early 16th century)...
By Pogranicze Galicja
Published: 05.08.2013

   Wooden Church of Exaltation of Holy Cross first mentioned in documents in 1496. During Tatar attack on Drohobych in 1499 the church was burned down. Next in 1613 was built a new wooden church - dated according to the inscription in the nave. Originally it was trident and one-story church.
Bohdan Zhukiewicz


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UNESCO from UA - wooden tserkvas of the Ivano-Frankivsk...
By Pogranicze Galicja
Published: 10.07.2013

Stanislavshchyna - (dawniej Stanisławów) region (Oblast)...


* Rohatyn - beginning of the 16th century
   An old image from the Descent of the Holy Spirit Church.
Bohdan Zhukiewicz

* Nyzhniy Verbizh - 1808

photo; Aleksander, Bohdan, Zakapior

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UNESCO from UA - wooden tserkvas of the Zakarpattya...
By Pogranicze Galicja
Published: 10.06.2013

Zakarpattia region (Oblast)...


The Church of Ascension of Our Lord, with its bell tower at the left.
* Yasynia - 1824
Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region.
This originally Greek Catholic wooden church,
- and the Chorna Tysa river among the Carpathian mountains of Ukraine. The church is considered to be one of the finest examples of the Hutsul architectural style and few modern alterations have been made to the building, two factors which contributed to its selection as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2013. According to a Hutsul legend the church was built on the site where a flock of sheep miraculously survived through the winter unharmed after being left behind by a shepherd in a snowstorm.
Bohdan Zhukiewicz

* Uzhok - 1745



photo; Aleksander, Juri, Bohdan, Zakapior

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Zakarpattya Region
By Pogranicze Galicja
Published: 20.07.2011

Tserkvas the Carpathian Hutsul...

* The church was originally constructed in the village of Shelestovo.
  
This Greek Catholic wooden church was built and dedicated to Saint Michael in the Boyko style stands
in the Outdoor Museum of Folk Architecture in Uzhgorod - 1745,
   In 1927 the church was moved to Mukachevo, where it was later neglected during the early Soviet period. The church was transferred to the Uzhgorod museum in the 1970's to form the centrepiece of the museum's collection of Transcarpathian folk buildings.
    The church is an outstanding example of the Lemko style of architecture, with its three onion domes arranged with the highest above the narthex (entrance area) a middle dome above the nave and the lowest dome above the sanctuary. There are only a few remaining examples of the Lemko architectural style in Ukraine, since the style is more commonly seen further west in the Carpathians in what today are Slovakia and Poland. Three Lemko churches were moved to what today is the Czech Republic while Transcarpathia was part of Czechoslovakia between the World Wars. Two other Lemko churches which are still in Ukraine have been transferred to the Outdoor Museums in the capital Kiev and in Lviv. A further example of the style is in the town of Svalyava, where the large church of St. Nicholas can be seen.
Bohdan Zhukiewicz
Photo Zakapior

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Palanok from Zakarpattya
By Pogranicze Galicja
Published: 15.07.2011



Bohdan Zhukiewicz


MUKACHEVO castle

   The paper describes the Palanok castle in the Zakarpattya in Western Ukraine. This is one of the most popular tourist sites in Ukraine, famous not only of turbulent history and military architecture, but also interesting geology and incomparable scenic views. The recent castle was built in the XIVth century at the top of Sarmatia-Early Pannonian hornblende-pyroxene andesine plug, which rises 68 meters above the surrounding plain. The castle includes lower, central and upper parts with 130 rooms of total area about 14 000 m2. In 2008 over 100,000 visitors have arrived from Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, which generated over 50, 000 EUR profit. Recently, the castle is a site of regional museum, modern painting gallery and thematic exhibition "The wooden churches of Zakarpattya".
photo Taras



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Castles in the Roztochia...
By Pogranicze Galicja
Published: 05.06.2010

Zhovkva (Żółkiew) 
- is a town full of monuments, Situated in the Roztochia - 34 km from Lvov.  Founded in 1597 by Stanisław Żółkiewski, the Field Crown Hetman. It was the private town. It was granted city rights in 1603. Next, by heirdom, it became the property of his grandson, King John III Sobieski, it also belonged respectively to the Daniłowicz family and to the Radziwiłł family...
   Zhovkva was a favorite residence of John III Sobieski. The king strengthened the town with modern fortifications, he was also decorating it in a Baroque style, he brought there his numerous war trophies...
http://eu.pogranicze.eu/index.php?categoryid=42
http://eu.pogranicze.eu/index.php?categoryid=42&p2_articleid=567

Olesko 
- is a town situated around 70 km from
Lvov (not far from  Pidhirsti and Zolochiv), famous mainly for a castle, a church and a monastery of the Capuchins and a former Holy Trinity Catholic church. For the first time, Olesko appeared in the written sources from 1372. The castle, situated on a hill overlooking the neighboring plain, was built in the 14th century by Galician Volhynian dukes and was many times destroyed by the Tatars. In 1432, the castle was conquered by Jagiełło, who gave it to Jan of Sienno. After the Sienieński family, the Herbut family, later the Kamieniecki family, and at last the Daniłowicz families were the next owners of the castle...

Pidhirtsi (Podhorce) 
   One of the most precious palaces and garden complexes in  the Kresy, in the type of villa castello. The composition is based on numerous connections between the view and the surroundings. The palace is situated in a way which enables one to see from the representative rooms and from the garden terraces the boundless plains of the Volhynia Region, and the palace itself is visible from the Volhynia Region for many kilometers...
   Władysław of Varna bestowed the goods of Pidhirtsi and Zahirtsi to Janusz Podhorecki...

Zolochiv (Złoczów)
- situated to the East from
Lvov on a Road to Ternopil,  relatively not far from Pidhirtsi and Olesko. During the times of Sigismund the Old, Wladysław Sieniński, whose town was granted the Magdeburg Rights in 1523, was the owner of the castle. The Górka family of Greater Poland was the next owners of the castle, and since 1592, Marek Sobieski - the grandfather of King John III Sobieski - owned the castle...

Brody 
  
The castle was built in 1630-1635 by Grand Hetman Stanisław  Koniecpolski. A two-storey residential building in the form of a palace with a big courtyard decorated with arcades, casemates and a tower was built on a pentagon. The whole was surrounded by walls and defensive shafts with ramparts and a moat. An entrance led through a bridge above the moat and through a gate.
Worked out by Bohdan Zhukiewicz
translated by Joanna Hardukiewicz
Photos Aleksander Mishuk, Mieczysław Kowal, Janusz Kurasz, Jurek Jaremczuk, (zakapior)

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