Our Lady of the Snow Church

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Our Lady of the Snow Church
Image description is temporarily available only in: Ukrainian
Church of Our Lady of the Snow, city construction, Our Lady statue, people, traders, trading booths
Stefan Wierusz Niemojowski, Lwow
90х140 mm
Ihor Kotlobulatov
Nakł. S.W. Niemojowski. Lwów
75946 Lwów. Kościół Maryi Śnieżnej.

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ID: 00592
City: Lviv
Date: 1860-1870
Format: 10х14 cm
Creator: Josef Eder
Publisher: Publishing House "Centr Europy", Lviv
Copyright: Lviv National Library after V.Stefanyk NAS of Ukraine
Subject: War veteran's chapel
ID: 08705
City: Lviv
Date: 1956
Format: 10x15 сm
Creator: Janchak A.
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Jaroslav Janchak
Subject: Church, building, architecture
ID: 01037
City: Lviv
Date: 1964
Format: 23x17 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Mykhailo Tsimerman
Subject: Katedralna square, chapel, cathedral, paving, people
ID: 00588
City: Lviv
Date: 1860-1870
Format: 10х14 cm
Creator: Josef Eder
Publisher: Publishing House "Centr Europy", Lviv
Copyright: Lviv Historical Museum
Subject: Former Archbishop's Palace
ID: 01032
City: Lviv
Date: 1961-1965
Format: Unknown
Creator: E. Kalika
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Central State Kinofotofono Archive after G.S. Pshenychny
Subject: St. Elisabeth Church, Kropyvnytskoho Square, buildings, cars, truck, passersby
ID: 13050
City: Ternopil
Date: 1917
Format: Unknown
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Taras Pinyazhko
Subject: sacral building, people, war, horse, building, soldier
ID: 02101
City: Lviv
Date: 1930-1932
Format: Glass negative 4,5х6 cm, "Gevaert"
Creator: Jan Otko
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Andriy Otko
Subject: Church, wooden architecture, fence, hill
ID: 07929
City: Kyiv
Date: 1955-1960
Format: 15х10 cm
Creator: Illya Pavlyk
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Oleksandr Korobov
Subject: Church, architecture, Andriyivsky Uzviz
Unknown location
ID: 11858
City: Unknown location
Date: 1963
Format: Unknown
Creator: Sviatoslav Vdovenko
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Juriy Vdovenko
Subject: mountains, village, church
Former Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary of Snow (presently the Greek Catholic church of the Mother of God) is one of the oldest Christian churches of Lviv; it was founded by German colonists during the late Middle Ages. The main construction periods are the thirteenth century (erection of a wooden church), the years around 1350 (stone Roman Catholic Church), the seventeenth century (reconstruction), the eighteenth century (fixing up the interior), 1888-1892 (reconstruction by the architect Julian Zachariewicz, when Neo-Roman elements were introduced).  

The Church of Virgin Mary of Snow, one of the oldest churches in the city, was reconstructed in the late nineteenth century by architect Julian Zachariewicz. After the renovation of the exterior and the interior of the church was completed, a statue of Virgin Mary was installed on a pedestal to the right of the church's main entrance. The statue was taken from the Missionaries Church in the suburb of Zamarstynów/Zamarstyniv. The prevailing opinion among art historians is that the statue was authored by Johann Georg Pinsel (1768). The statue “quietly” perished in the 1970s.