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Ways to Experience Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church
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Reviewed 24 November 2019

This small Church was built they say in 1370 ! It can't compete with other big and more famous Churches in Lvov, but it is much older than others. This one is not beautiful inside, but its interior is much simpler and older and different, which is not bad at all. To me, it is a very interesting Church to visit. And the entrance is (very easy to find) from - Krakivska street.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 7 November 2019

Jan Henryk Rosen created small-sized paintings with religious subjects, inspired by medieval art and the lives of saints. These were paintings which amazed critics and art lovers, including archbishop Józef Teodorowicz, who proposed that Rosen make monumental paintings in this Armenian cathedral.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019

The Armenian Cathedral in Lviv was built in 1363-1370. By the way, it was the first cathedral in the city of Lviv, for the Ruthenian Metropolitanate (and cathedral) was located in the tawn of Halych and the Roman Catholic Metropolitanate with the see in Lviv was founded later (first source based information about the building of the Latin cathedral comes from 1399).
From the time of its construction there is only one fresco in the Armenian cathedral (of the st. Apostle Judas Thaddaeus) in the niche in the altar part (to your right, when you look towards the main altar), which preserved because for many centuries ist was covered up by a side altar or something like that. Only by the restauration in the 20th century the side altar has been removed and the old fresco behind it discovered.
Another interesting thing is a depiction of the 12 Astrological signs, represented in the arcade in the form of corresponding constellations.
Very interesting for me was also the representation of the senses, showed in the form of allegorical figures. And a special detail: there are not 5, but 6 senses depicted there, it means that the intuition is added as the 6th one (greetings to all, who like stories about persons with the extrasensory perception).
There are also many other interesting and creepy images there, like the figures of the spirits, who follow the burial procession, and so on (all the fans of the Supernatural series will love it).

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019

I really like the creepy ghost / funeral mural on the left wall. Unfortunately, the church is currently under reconstruction so there are scaffolds inside covering other artistic highlights.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 31 October 2019

In the city center among the other christian churches you can see this cmall church and pay a visit to see the interios design and architecture.

Date of experience: October 2019
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