DOLYNY

1821

Nativity of the B. V. Mary

DOLYNY
Dolyny is an old Lemko settlement started during the Kievan Rus' period. Now, forty years after the expulsion of Ukrainians from the region, the tserkva stands closed, unattended, and in need of repair. Only some new artificial flowers on the cross, commemorating 950 years of Christianity in Ukraine, indicate that someone cares about it. Prior to expulsion, the parish in Dolyny counted some 430 faithful.