Church of All Saints in Godovitse
Church of All Saints in Godovitse - a unique creation Meretin.
Godovitsa small village, which lies near the leading road from the city, known for the unique monument of architecture - the Church of All Saints.
construction project belongs to architect Bernard Meretyn. It is the image of the temple they have been created buildings in Busk, Lviv, Lopatin, Gorodenka.
Godovitsa appeared at the end of the XIV century. Magdeburg Law, which came to this earth together with the German colonists, gave the settlement the status of town. At the same time here and there was a Roman Catholic parish. However, information about the first church did not survive. We only know that in the 20-ies. XVII century the temple was destroyed by the Tatars, and a decade later rebuilt. From it to the present day came just a stone cartouche.
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The new church was built in Godovitse between 1751 and 1758 years. Funds allocated Stefan Mikulski - archdeacon of the city. It is necessary to clarify that with Meretin finish the temple engaged Johann Georg Pinzel. This master owns six stone vases decorated the facade and altar sculptures are now in Olesko Castle and Museum Pinsel. Frescoes on the vaults and walls of the church served as the artist Alexander Rolinski.
In 1946, the church became outbuilding. Unfortunately, now an architectural monument of national significance is sadder sight: boneless roof, shoots of trees inside the building, the walls of the ruins. However, the double Corinthian pilasters on either side of the facade, porch with a coat of arms over the balustrade and the remains of the pond where the swans once, continue to delight those who come to worship the shrine.
Although the Latin rite faithful in Godovitse gone, the church of All Saints does not allow to forget the past and helps baroque feel "meretinovsky" style, in which traces of the Austrian and Czech architecture.
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