Church of the Holy Trinity. Olesko

Church of the Holy Trinity. Olesko

Popinova Oxana
canva, oil, 60 x 80, Kyiv, 2006

Construction of the stone church began in 1545, and in 1587 the church was expanded; from 1625 to 1627 two side chapels were built. A fire in 1803 damaged the vaults, burned a chapel, a bell tower and the side of the room. A second fire took place in 1841. The contemporary appearance of the church was reached after reconstruction in 1847.

A church of brick, which consists of a square nave with two interconnected chapels, a small square vestibule, elongated hexagonal apse of the choir and areas to the north. The church was built in two stages.

As a result of the restoration in 1927, the side chapels and tower were decorated; on the western facade of the nave was erected a triangular pediment, and the pediment over the porch was rebuilt, they also built a new stone fence.

The church is one of the great works of Renaissance architecture.

During the 90’s of the 20th century, the church was passed to the Orthodox.

Source:

  • Górska A., Kresy. Przewodnik. Skarby kultury. Zabytki. Tradycja. Informacja turyczna, Kraków
  • Памятники градостроительства и архитектуры Украинской ССР, Т 3, Киев 1985.