The Catholic church in Surochów - Ziemia Jarosławska - Svidník - Serwis turystyczny

Roman Catholic church complex in Surochów – former Greek Catholic church (Commune of Jarosław)

Roman Catholic church complex in Surochów – former Greek Catholic church (Commune of Jarosław)

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This three-domed stone church was built in the Ukrainian-Byzantine style on the plan of a Greek cross. The wall painting inside the church comes from the years 1984-1985. It is the work of the artist Stanisław Gąsior.

The current church was erected between 1912 and 1914. The author of the architectural design was an architect from Lwow, Professor Ołeksander Łuszpyński (1878-1943). The founder of the church was Prince Witold Czartoryski (who provided, among other things, the timber needed for the construction). This was the second Orthodox church in this place. The first one, built in 1826, was made of wood. After being moved away from the cemetery, it was eventually dismantled.  

The construction took exactly 18 months, followed by a ceremonial consecration by Bishop Jozafat Kocyłowski, with many Roman and Greek Catholic clergy in attendance.

The church was heavily destroyed as a result of World War I. One of the domes was damaged, and the bell was confiscated by the Austrians and melted for military equipment.

The Greek Catholic parish used the church until the end of World War II, when the Ukrainian population was forcibly relocated from Surochów. The village was resettled by Poles, and in 1946 the church was taken over by the Roman Catholic Church.

The church underwent a thorough renovation in the 1980s. The present church with its Orthodox structure is the largest building in terms of total surface in the region of Podkarpacie.

 

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