Our Lady of the Snow Church

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Our Lady of the Snow Church
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Church of Our Lady of the Snow, Krakowski Square, Żółkiewska Street, people, carts
Leopold Weisz, Budapest
90х140 mm
Ihor Kotlobulatov
W.L.Bp.[Weisz Leopold (Lipot), Budapeszt]
265520282o Lwów - Lemberg. Kościół Maryi Śnieżnej - Marien Kirche.

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ID: 02737
City: Chernivtsi
Date: 1930
Format: 90х140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Library of the Institute of Ethnology, Lviv
Subject: Czernowitz, Cernauti, Bishop’s Residence, Universities
ID: 02250
City: Lviv
Date: 1919-1939
Format: 140х90 mm
Creator: Wladyslaw Benesz
Publisher: Wladyslaw Benesz
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Monastery, educational institution, church, interior, architecture
ID: 11154
City: Kyiv
Date: 1961
Format: Unknown
Creator: Myhaylo Sumyk
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Andriy Knysh
Subject: Church
ID: 02741
City: Chernivtsi
Date: 1930-1935
Format: 90х140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Library of the Institute of Ethnology, Lviv
Subject: Cernăuţi, Orthodox Churches, Bishop’s Residence, Universities
ID: 00693
City: Holobutiv
Date: 1914-1915
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Kriegsbilder=Zentrale, Berlin
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Church, ruins, sculpture
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: 10463
City: Lviv
Date: 1970-1980
Format: Unknown
Creator: Borys Mindel
Publisher: "Radianska Ukraina", Kyiv
Copyright: Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
Subject: Chapel, Latin-rite Cathedral, house, Halytska St., tower, city hall tower
ID: 03883
City: Chernivtsi
Date: 1905-1914
Format: 120х60 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Helmut Kusdat
Subject: Czernowitz, church
ID: 13774
City: Lviv
Date: 1941
Format: Unknown
Creator: Wilhelm Demmer
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Dietrich Demmer
Subject: street, city, religious buildings, architecture, building, church, people
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.