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Potelych Sights | Wooden Church of Descent of Holy Spirit (1502) | UNESCO World Heritage
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Potelych Sights | Wooden Church of Descent of Holy Spirit (1502) | UNESCO World Heritage
Wooden Church of Descent of Holy Spirit was built in 1502 at the expense of potters in place of older wooden church of St. Boris and Gleb burnt by Tatars. In XVII century was created new two tier iconostasis. In 1620-1640 the interior was painted and in 1683 painter Ivan Rutkovych painted icon "Deesis".

In 1718 Wooden Church of Descent of Holy Spirit was restored by master Casimir Dominikovych. The next restoration carried out by the same master took place in 1736 and 1753. So was replaced foundations and floors above the altar, repaired shelter as well as western and southern doors.

The next restoration took place in 1831 then in 1903 and 1923 when all shingle roofs replaced with tin. In 1970-1972 restored to its original appearance by design of architect Bogdan Kindzelskyi and Ivan Mohytych. At the same time restorers Peter Voitko, Nicolay Slipchenko, Ruslan Yusym restored unique murals of XVII century.

Wooden Church of Descent of Holy Spirit has dimensions 18,3 meters long and 7 meters wide.

UNESCO World HeritageTo the south-east of the church is a wooden bell tower of size 4,4 meters x 4,4 meters. The bell tower was built in 1502 repaired by Casimir Dominikovych in 1736 and restored in 1970.

The feature of Wooden Church of Descent of Holy Spirit is that its foundation has a slope of the hill on which stands the church. Masters did not use gound works with idea of leveling of foundation. The church harmoniously placed by masters of ancient times in the surrounding landscape.

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