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Drohobych Sights | Wooden Church of Exaltation of Holy Cross (1613)
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Drohobych Sights | Wooden Church of Exaltation of Holy Cross (1613)
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 tridental and one-story church.

In 1661 on the western section of the church was built Chapel of St. John the Baptist so Wooden Church of Exaltation of Holy Cross became two-story. Some changes were made during the renovation in 1715.

The murals of the church comes from different times - the altar paintings preserved of the beginning of XVII century of painter Gregory, chapel was painted in 1672 at the expense of Ivan Kobrynovych, eastern wall of the nave painted in 1736.

Lost iconostasis of Chapel of St. John the Baptist painted in 1669 by painter Stephen Medytskyy. Some icons "Christ with Apostles" and "Holy Virgin" painted in 1694 by his son - painter Ivan Medytskyy. Altar icon "St. Nicholas" in 1746 painted Basil and altar "Christ - Winegrower" - Basil Hlibkevych in 1753.

The iconostasis of Wooden Church of Exaltation of Holy Cross is two periods: the lower row of icons of XVII century, the top row with Apostles in 1780 painted Drohobych priest of Church of St. Paraskeva - Peter Metelskyy.

In 1961 the church was closed. Restored in 1970-1971 and turned into a museum object.

To the northwest of Wooden Church of Exaltation of Holy Cross is a three-tiered bell tower of defense type covered with high roof.

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