Holy Eucharist Church

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Holy Eucharist Church
The original wooden church of the Dominican order, constructed in 1370-1375, was destroyed in fire. Construction of a new stone Gothic sanctuary, based on the project by architect M. Czech, began in 1407. The building of the Dominican Church as it exists today was constructed by Jan de Witte, renowned architect, fortification engineer, and commander of the Kamyanets-Podilskyi fortress, using funds provided by Józef Potocki. Construction was overseen by architects Marcin Urbanik (from 1745), and Krzysztof Muradowicz (from 1764). Construction works were completed in 1792-1798 by architect Klemens Fesinger. The Dominican church is one of the most striking buildings in the architectural layout of Lviv. The central ellipse-shaped mass is surrounded by oval chapels, situated radially, and remaining within the elliptic frame. A mighty cupola rises above the central body of the church, supported by eight pairs of columns. The Baroque treatment of the main façade, with the elegant protruding lines of the portal, the strong cornice, and the divided fronton of the portal, give the building a dynamic and expressive character. The harmony of the spatial architectural forms is subordinated to a certain solemn rhythm. The façade is decorated by the Latin inscription “Soli Deo honor et gloria” (Honor and glory to the Only God).
Oleh Vvedenskyi
Dominican Church of the Body of Our Lord, monastery building
Karl Auer
Piotr Piller, Lemberg
21,5x16,2 сm; 28,5x22,2 сm
Oleh Vvedenskyi
Auer rys.i lit. u P. Pillera we Lwowie
Kościoł Dominikański we Lwowie

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ID: 03209
City: Lviv
Date: 1914-1915
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Mechislav Shyikovski, Lviv
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Church, monastery, architecture, street
ID: 03728
City: Chernivtsi
Date: 1901
Format: 140x90 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Leon König, Czernowitz
Copyright: Helmut Kusdat
Subject: Czernowitz, Church
ID: 02226
City: Lviv
Date: 1935-1938
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Antoni Lobos
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Project, church, architecture, graphics
ID: 01672
City: Shchyrets
Date: 1930
Format: Unknown
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Andriy Kryzhanivskyy
Subject: Church
ID: 00594
City: Lviv
Date: 1860-1870
Format: 13х9 см
Creator: Josef (Józef) Eder
Publisher: Publishing House "Centr Europy", Lviv
Copyright: Lviv Historical Museum
Subject: church, belfry, Virgin Mary figure
ID: 01263
City: Lviv
Date: 1941-1944
Format: 150x100 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Atlas, Lwow
Copyright: Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
Subject: Horodotska Street, Yanivska Street, St. Anne church, figure of St. Jan Nepomuk
ID: 02124
City: Lviv
Date: 1928-1930
Format: 140х90 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Church, building, architecture
ID: 09049
City: Lviv
Date: 1970-1975
Format: 17х11 cm
Creator: Yuriy Gaskevych
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Yuriy Gaskevych
Subject: Street, architecture, church, Organ Concert Hall
ID: 01829
City: Lviv
Date: 1847
Format: 16,5х23,9 сm, 22,2х28,8 сm
Creator: Teofil Żychowicz
Publisher: Piotr Piller, Lemberg
Copyright: Oleh Vvedenskyi
Subject: Cathedral, belfry, Campians chapel, carriage, Katedralna Square
The former Dominican Roman Catholic Church is the biggest Baroque church in Lviv. This massive monument of the Christian architecture has become the main component of the architectural complex dating to the fifteenth-nineteenth centuries including also the buildings of the monastery cells and the bell tower. The church was built from stone and brick over the course of 1749-1764 (the architects J. de Vitte, M. Urbanik and K. Muradowicz) on the site of a Gothic church of the fifteenth century, on the plot of land bordering the medieval Lviv on the west. In 1792-1798 the church was reconstructed (by the architect K. Fesinger). In 1905-1914 the interior restoration was completed. A square and a garden have been set up in front of the church. Under Socialism, the building housed the Museum of Atheism, later Museum of the History of Religion.
The bell tower is a component of the architectural ensemble of the Dominican Monastery (dating to the fifteenth-nineteenth centuries), the base of which is formed by the late Baroque church and the cell block. The bell tower was erected in 1865 (by the architect J. Braunzeiss) and built onto the church from the north.