Peter and Paul Church in Yaremche
While exploring the masterpieces of sacred architecture in Yaremche, you should definitely visit the modern wooden church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. This shrine was built in 2000, following the canons of the classical Hutsul style. It is located on the territory of the St Andrew’s Monastery. The church houses a museum of the prominent church leader Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky.
The famous Greek Catholic missionary, collector, and priest Yaroslav Svyshchuk was largely involved in the creation of the Peter and Paul Church and the Sheptytsky Museum. He was the initiator of this project, looking for sponsors and benefactors for its implementation.
In addition, the paintings of the Church of Peter and Paul were made personally by Yaroslav Svyshchuk.
The Peter and Paul Church consists of four wooden tiers and is covered with silver tin. The iconostasis of the church was carved by the Ivano-Frankivsk master Ihor Fabuliak, and the icons were painted by Yaroslav Svyshchuk. The ark of the church was made by Kolomyia artist Ivan Mosin, based on the Hutsul church in the village of Zelene. In addition to modern images, the church interior features an icon of the Virgin Mary of Chornobyl and a portrait of Andrei Sheptytsky.
The church building is located on the territory of the former village of Dora near the Kamianka River. The residents of Yaremche call this picturesque area Tovshyi Dil.
In general, a tour of the wooden churches of Yaremche will fill your holiday with a spiritual component and give you peace of mind.