POLONNA

Patronage of the B. V. Mary

1790

POLONNA
The legend says that the previous tserkva in this village was burned down together with worshipers and the parish priest by the Tartars. The Poles acted in a similar manner in 1945-47, by burning down villages and evacuating the Ukrainian native population. The village in Polonna was evacuated and burned down on March 28, 1946. The land plots were joined to form a collective farm. The tserkva was rebuilt into a barn and stables by lowering the masonry walls by about 6 feet and providing a new roof. The bell tower still stands near the stables. A sketch of the original Ukrainian tserkva can be found in the third section.
POLONNA