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Zhovkva Sights | Wooden Church of Holy Trinity (1720) | UNESCO World Heritage
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Zhovkva Sights | Wooden Church of Holy Trinity (1720) | UNESCO World Heritage
In 1720 at expense of parishioners and Prince Constantine Sobieski was built Wooden Church of Holy Trinity. In XIX century to the east wall of altar was built brick sacristy in which inserted the window of Zhovkva castle of XVI century.

Wooden Church of Holy Trinity has three domes and 23,8 meters long and 7,3 meters wide. In the southern wall of the church there is not operating side entrance.

To the north of the church is a brick bell tower with three arched windows for the bells built in 1891.

The iconostasis of 1728 four-tiered iconostasis with wooden carvings and ffty icons of Zhovkva painters under lead of Ivan Rutkovych.

Previous to the existing church built in 1601 of larch wood burned along with the Church of Vasiliyanki Sisters in 1718.

UNESCO World HeritageWooden Church of Holy Trinity was restored in 1976-1978 by architect Bogdan Kindzelskyi and Ivan Mohytych. The iconostasis restored in 1978-1979 by Peter Linynskyi and Yaroslav Movchan. The next restoration carried out in 2010.

In 2013 Wooden Church of Holy Trinity become a part of UNESCO World Heritage list in Ukraine.

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