Church of the Nativity of Our Lady

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Church of the Nativity of Our Lady

The Church of the Nativity of Our Lady lies north of the Rynok [Market] Square, in today’s Ivana Franka Street (previous names: Łucka, , Leszniowska D-ra Goldhabera). The story of the church’s origins reaches into the late sixteenth century, although it is thought the church was constructed in 1600, and first documented mentions of the church date to 1628 and 1630. The church was originally wooden, and only began looking similar to its today’s appearance circa 1745-1749. A sacristy was added to the northern side of the altar after 1839. A clock was installed on the belfry in the nineteenth century. Throughout the history of Brody, the Great Church (as it was popularly known) was the main Ukrainian sanctuary of the city. The church saw renovation and restoration works in 1902-1904, and in 1937-1938. In the first half of the twentieth century, the church was painted by Anatol Jablonskyi, Mykhailo Osinchuk, and Mykola Fediuk. The Church did not suffer significant ruination from the two world wars. In Soviet times, the church was the only church active in Brody. Today the Church belongs to the community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate. The picture shows a stone fence around the church (no longer extant today), a crucifix, and people in the street. To the right of the church, surrounded by a wooden fence, is the small building of L. Schneider’s photoshop. This later buidling was dismounted in the late 1930s, when construction of a two-storey stone house for priests began on this plot of land.
Vasyl Strilchuk

"Wspolczesna Sztuka", Przemysl
140x90 mm
Library of the Institute of Ethnology, Lviv
On obverse:
In Polish: Brody. Cerkiew grec.-kat.
In French: L'Eglise catholique grecque.
On reverse:
In Polish: Nakład Władysława Kocyana w Brodach. Małopolska, r. 1929. W.S.P. Nr. 10

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ID: 08086
City: Olesko
Date: 1980-1985
Format: 10x15 сm
Creator: Juriy Gaskevych
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Juriy Gaskevych
Subject: Street, church, monastery, architecture, sculpture
ID: 01848
City: Lviv
Date: 1st half of the XIXth Century
Format: 13х16,5 сm
Creator: Josef Svoboda
Publisher: Kornel Piller, Lemberg
Copyright: Oleh Vvedenskyi
Subject: Church
ID: 02136
City: Lviv
Date: 1910-1914
Format: 11х17 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Church, monastery, architecture
ID: 02064
City: Lviv
Date: 1932-1939
Format: 14x9 cm
Creator: Leon Czechowicz
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Andriy Otko
Subject: St. Elizabeth church, interior, main altar
ID: 09685
City: Lviv
Date: 1935-1939
Format: 14x9 cm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Juriy Zaverbnyj
Subject: Cathedral, architecture, square, public garden, flowerbed, people
ID: 01263
City: Lviv
Date: 1941-1944
Format: 150x100 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: "Ksiaznica-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: 03023
City: Lviv
Date: 1890-1900
Format: 17х11 cm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Juriy Zaverbnyj
Subject: Square, church, carriage, paving
ID: 01672
City: Shchyrets
Date: 1930
Format: Unknown
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Andriy Kryzhanivskyy
Subject: Church
ID: 03068
City: Lviv
Date: 1938
Format: 14,5х10,5 сm
Creator: Adam Lenkiewicz
Publisher: "Ksiaznica-Atlas", Lwow
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Teatralna Street, Latin Cathedral