Former Armenian Catholic Church

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Former Armenian Catholic Church
The photo shows the church of the Armenian Catholics. It was built in style combining byzantine, romanesque and gothic elements, most likely by the architect Josef Hlavka, and consecrated in 1875 to the Apostles Peter an Paul.
The oldest Armenian settlements in the southern Bukowina date back to the 14th c. After the annexation of the Bukowina by Austria in 1774, Catholic Armenians (Uniates) moved in from the Galician capital of L’viv (Lemberg) which was home to an old and significant Armenian community. An Amenian-Catholic parish was founded in 1836. The church on the photo was built in a time when the Armenian community was not only very small but almost entirely assimilated to the Polish community of Chernivtsi. In 1910 Chernivtsi was home to 311 Armenian Catholics and 31 Armenian Orthodox. Among them were wealthy and well respected merchants and landowners. The church was the only place to cultivate and remember on own Armenian traditions and identity. It was used as a warehouse in Soviet times and serves as a concert hall today. In the background the Greek-Orthodox Cathredral can be seen.
Helmut Kusdat
Czernowitz, church
120х60 mm
Helmut Kusdat

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ID: 09092
City: Lviv
Date: 1980-1985
Format: 17х10 cm
Creator: Juriy Gaskevych
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Juriy Gaskevych
Subject: Uspenska church, Korniakta tower, Triokh Sviatyteliv chapel, courtyard, buildings
ID: 02359
City: Lviv
Date: 1932-1939
Format: 14х9 сm
Creator: Leon Czechowicz
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Andriy Otko
Subject: Armenian Church, courtyard, passage
ID: 08705
City: Lviv
Date: 1956
Format: 10x15 сm
Creator: Janchak A.
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Jaroslav Janchak
Subject: Church, building, architecture
ID: 02052
City: Lviv
Date: 1939
Format: 17х11 cm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Juriy Zaverbnyj
Subject: Church, architecture, seminary, ruin, war
ID: 01259
City: Vienna
Date: 1900-1914
Format: 140x90 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
Subject: The cathedral, architecture, transportation
ID: 11694
City: Dniprodzerzhynsk
Date: 1908
Format: Unknown
Creator: N. Ivanov
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: National Museum of History of the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine in Dnipropetrovsk
ID: 00597
City: Lviv
Date: 1860-1870
Format: 10х14 cm
Creator: Josef Eder
Publisher: Publishing House "Centr Europy", Lviv
Copyright: Lviv Historical Museum
Subject: Sacre coeur monastery
ID: 02331
City: Lviv
Date: 1930-1939
Format: 14x9 cm
Creator: Leon Czechowicz
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Andriy Otko
Subject: Church, square, buildings, Korniakta tower
ID: 02087
City: Lviv
Date: 1906-1914
Format: 140х90 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: "Tencha", Lwow
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Street, buildings architecture, church, public garden