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Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary description and photo - Belarus: Kobrin. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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Kobrin Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was built in its final form from stone in 1843 by architect Noskov with funds raised by parishioners.
The temple was built in the style of classicism. Three-nave, rectangular in plan with a gable roof. With two towers on the facade. Side facades with rectangular windows and pilasters in the wall.
The first wooden church in Kobrin was built in 1513. Its construction was financed by Anna Kobrinskaya-Kostevich. Since then, the temple has been repeatedly burned and rebuilt. In 1851, the temple was consecrated by the Bishop of Vilnius Vaclav Zulinsky in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The construction of a new stone church was approved in 1840. Construction was carried out from 1841 to 1843.
During the Great Patriotic War, the church was not damaged and was not closed to parishioners. During the years of Soviet power, the temple was closed in 1962, however, it was not demolished due to the fact that in 1864 the famous artist Napoleon Orda, who visited Kobrin, immortalized the temple in his paintings.
The church stood in desolation for 28 years and dilapidated. In 1990, it was returned to the believers at their numerous requests. The reconstruction of the temple was carried out with funds raised by the parishioners and the forces of the construction organization of the city of Kobrin "Energopol".
Now the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the only active Catholic church in Kobrin. There is a shrine in the church - the miraculous image of the Savior. There is a cemetery near the church, where the reburial of Polish soldiers who died in 1939 took place on September 13, 2008.
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