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Church of St. Paraskeva Pyatnitsa in Lepel

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Type: Churches, Wooden architecture Date of Foundation: 1868 year Status: Regional value Republic of Belarus, Vitebsk region, Lepel

The Church of St. Paraskeva Pyatnitsa built in 1868 on the site of a previous temple, it is a monument of wooden architecture.

There is a legend about the construction of the church. In 1868 there was a big pestilence, and one person was in the vision of St. Paraskeva, who told him that if have been restored the ruined church, the pestilence stopped. As soon began to rebuild the church - pestilence has stopped.

Along the extended planning axis of the temple are located low rectangular porch at 2-inclined roof, higher babinets over which wraps 1 bunk bell tower with onion dome, rectangular prayer hall, a rectangular apse, on which is built the 8-sided tent drum with dome. The walls of the church are cut by horizontally elongated window openings. AIn the interior - icons «Of the Smolensk Mother of God» and «The apostles Peter and Paul».

After the Great patriotic War the church was closed, in it housed a prison and the dining room. In 1879, the church had a repair, and now in it are spent divine services.

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Address Republic of Belarus, Vitebsk region, Lepel GPS Google: 54.886714′ N, 28.683821′ E