RADOSHYTSI

St. Demetrius, the Great Martyr/ Deposition of the Vestments of the B. V. Mary

1868/1878

RADOSHYTSI
The tserkva in Radoshytsi is of log construction in the three room concept. An imposing bell tower, of stone masonry construction, stands in front. A portion of the village burned down during the passage of the front line in W.W.II, and a portion of the homeless people voluntarily emigrated east to the URSR. The majority of the villagers preferred to hide in the forest or to cross into Slovakia to avoid Polish soldiers who were sent to expel them. It was during one of these raids, on May 6, 1946, that Tekla Lapihuska lost her life defending her betrothed, Yurij Barans'kyj. It would be inappropriate to describe Tekla's murder in this album, nor is she the only one that died in this village during the banishment of the Ukrainian population by the Polish armed forces. A total of 109 families were expelled from Radoshytsi. The tserkva is used as a Polish kostel.
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