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: 03530
City: Lviv
Date: 1908
Format: 17х12 cm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Publishing House "Centr Europy", Lwow
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Church, interior, architectural details, sculpture
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: 02143
City: Lviv
Date: 1950-1955
Format: 11х18 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Volodymyr Rumyantsev
Subject: Radianska St., Lenina St., Clarist sisters' church, public garden, transport
ID: 03736
City: Chernivtsi
Date: 1905-1914
Format: 140x90 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Leon König, Czernowitz
Copyright: Helmut Kusdat
Subject: Czernowitz, Bahnhofstrasse,
ID: 02038
City: Lviv
Date: 1900-1914
Format: 17х11 cm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Yuriy Zaverbnyj
Subject: Church, architecture, sculpture
ID: 02042
City: Lviv
Date: 1930-1939
Format: 14x9 cm
Creator: Jan Otko
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Andrzej Otko
Subject: God's body church and Dominican monastery, Pidvalna street, royal arsenal, public garden, Пovernor shaft
ID: 02179
City: Lviv
Date: 1900-1901
Format: 140х90 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Franciszek Niżałowski, Lwow
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Church of Our Lady of the Snow, Our Lady statue, people, city growth
ID: 03207
City: Lviv
Date: 1935-1939
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Church, project, graphics
ID: 08087
City: Olesko
Date: 1980-1985
Format: 10x15 сm
Creator: Yuriy Gaskevych
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Yuriy Gaskevych
Subject: Street, church, architecture
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.