Wooden church of St. Basil the Great, Krajné Čierno

The Church of St. Basil the Great is a Greek Catholic church in the municipality of Krajné Čierno in the district Svidník.

The three-part log church of St. Basil the Great was built in the late 18th century. The log building and its roof are covered with shingles made of hand-split conifer blocks. The floor plan of the church consists of three squares arranged in one line, starting on the east side at the presbytery, continuing with the nave and ending in the west with vestibule. The nave and the vestibule are topped with a truncated pyramid. The tower above vestibule is as high as the presbytery is wide. The tower is protected by vertical boards made of coniferous wood instead of shingles as is the case of the other parts of the church. These two spaces, separated by the nave, create an optically unified system.

The tented roof above the nave is topped with a small conical roof (not with onion domes, as is the case in Ladomirová, Hunkovce, Bodružal and Mirola), on which there is a forged metal cross. The roof above the presbytery is anchored on one side to the nave. From the ridge rises a square extension topped by a conical roof with a cross.

The church was built in the Byzantine style and follows the liturgy of Ján Zlatoústy. The interior of the church consists of a Baroque iconostasis with polychrome wood carving and icons dating back to the 18th century. There are also icons from older periods. The church is surrounded by a wooden log fence with a shingled roof. The gate with a conical roof covered with shingles stands at the entrance to the area. The church was restored between 1947 and 1948 and then again at the beginning of the 21st century.

The municipality boast with another wooden church covered with sheet metal.

The wooden churches in the Svidník region were built during the reign of Maria Theresa.


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Fotky: Henryk Bielamowicz