Dominican Church. Staryi Chartorysk

Dominican Church. Staryi Chartorysk

Mucha Mykhailo
canva, oil, 60 x 80, Kyiv 2007

The Dominican church and the monastery were built in 1639 at the expense of dorpadskiego Governor A. Leszczynski. After the monastery was closed in 1831, the temple was passed to the Orthodox Church. At the time of World War I, the monastery was completely destroyed, and the temple was badly damaged. In 1920 the church was robbed and ruined by the Bolshevik army; in 1930 it was rebuilt. In 1945 at the behest of the Soviet government the temple was closed.

A church of brick, three-nave basilica with a transept and single-storey bell towers over the side naves on the main facade. The nave, transept and side facade of the altar finished with a big semicircle window. The same windows were in the sides.

The church was built in the Baroque style, the main stylistyc features are focused in the composition of the main facade.

Today the Dominican church is in the ownership of the Orthodox Church.

Source:

  • Памятники градостроительства и архитектуры Украинской ССР, Т. 4, Киев 1986
  • Świątynie na Wołyniu, J. Wółczański, J. Walczewski, Kraków 2000