Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Years of construction

1754 - 1763

Architectural style



St. Taras Shevchenko, 70, Horodenka

Interesting details

Years of construction
1763 - 1764
Mykola Potocki
Bernard Meretyn
Johann Georg Pinsel

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, it was built in 1763 at the expense of the founder Count Mykola Vasyl Pototsky for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic community. According to legend, the temple was founded to atone for the sin of killing a young girl. 

The creators of the Greek-Catholic church are the architect Bernard Meretyn and the sculptor Johann Pinzel. The temple was completed after the death of the architect.

The architectural forms of the temple resemble the architectural forms of the church in Godovytsia. The tallest light building of a rectangular shape is crowned with the "Pylyava" family cross. The facade is decorated with icons, large arched windows, a wrought-iron balcony above the entrance, and vertical relief projections. A three-tier bell tower of similar architecture is located near the church. The temple, together with the bell tower and the surrounding area, is behind a wrought-iron patterned fence. 

The iconostasis of the church is quite similar to the iconostasis in St. George's Cathedral in Lviv. Due to the similarity of the iconostases, it can be assumed that they belong to the genius of Ukrainian sculpture - Yohan Pinzel. The finish of the pediment of the main facade of the church in the upper part repeats the finish of the pediment of the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, located nearby. A fresco of the Virgin Mary is placed on the pediment.

Above the entrance door to the temple is a balcony. The architecture of the church does not correspond to the traditions of Ukrainian Orthodox churches, but it is beautiful, solemn and fast. The building is rectangular with a rounded altar, single-domed. An arched bell tower was erected at the entrance to the temple courtyard.