RIVNYA

Patronage of the B. V. Mary

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RIVNYA
The tserkva in Rivnya is an exquisite example of Boyko sacral architecture. It is of three room log construction, with each room being square. It has square roofs and domes over two of the rooms, while the third changes from square to an octagonal shape and is topped off with an octagonal dome. The exact date of its erection could not be found. This temple, like many others, was almost gutted due to lack of attention, until it was restored in 1975. Prior to W.W.II and the brutal expulsion of Ukrainians, the tiny tserkva served 800 parishioners. Today it serves the Polish Roman Catholic parish.

See photo on the cover of Stanislaw Krycinski's "Cerkwie w Bieszczadach", 1995.

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