Church of the Dormition of The Most Holy Theotokos

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Church of the Dormition of The Most Holy Theotokos, year 1586. Patrimony number 245. Monument of national value. Located in Krylos town, Jarosław Ośmiomysł Street, no. 2, Halych county.
The church was built in 1535 near the foundation of the Uspenia cathedral from the 12th century, from its stone blocks and with the resumption of some elements of its plan structure. In several documents, the new church is called the “new cathedral”, but it did not exist for a long time, being completely destroyed during the Turkish-Tatar invasion of 1676.
Thirty years later, during the time of Bishop Józef Szumlański, the church was rebuilt. Shortly afterward, the miracle-working icon of the Most Holy Mother of God was brought to the church of Uspenia from the chapel of St. Basil the Great. Popular legend has it that it was brought to Galicia in the 12th century from Constantinople and that the Galician king Jarosław Ośmiomysł gave it to the Uspenia Cathedral.
In the years 1699-1702, the church was rebuilt from white stone in Renaissance style. At the same time, around the church were erected defense fortifications, brick walls with towers at the corners and the entrance gate. An adorment of the church is the iconostasis.
During the First World War, the church of Uspenia suffered significant damage, but the miracle-working icon remained untouched again. After the war, the church was repaired, the iconostasis restored, and the miracle-working icon was installed in the altar.
In 1960 the church was closed and transformed into an exhibition compartment of the History Museum of the Halı̂ci principality – a branch of the Ethnographic Museum in Ivano-Frankivsk.

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