Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Murovanka description and photos - Belarus: Grodno region. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the village of Murovanka, or Malomozheikovskaya Church, is an Orthodox church of the defensive type, built in 1524. According to the surviving documents, it was founded by the Vilna bogeyman Shimko Matskevich-Shklyonsky. Despite the fact that in the church in Murovanka there was a family Orthodox tomb, despite all the protests of the heirs of the buried, in 1598 the Malomozheikovskaya church was transferred to the Uniates.
As the further fate of the Murovan church showed, its founders showed considerable foresight, building it as a fortress. More than once in its long history, the church has withstood sieges and provided shelter to local residents. In 1647, during the war with the Muscovites, the church was taken by storm and plundered. The Russian-Polish wars and the war with the Swedes left their marks on the ancient walls.
Prosperous times for the newly Orthodox church came after the Belarusian lands were incorporated into the Russian Empire. The Russian Tsar Alexander I himself, who had visited Murovanka in passing, ordered to repair the temple, which had so impressed his imagination. The church has been renovated. In 1864, a parish school and a school house were organized at the church.
A difficult fate awaited the church after the end of the First World War - the Poles made a church out of it. The revival of the Orthodox traditions of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Murovanka began in 1993, when it was again handed over to believers. Now the church has been restored. Church services resumed. There is a Sunday school.
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