Holy Trinity cathedral in Ishkald' village

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Baranavichy, Belarus

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Holy Trinity cathedral in Ishkald' village Jun 22, 2010
Ishkald’ village is 117 km from Minsk and near 20 km from Baranavichy.

The village is famous for a Holy Trinity Roman-catholic cathedral – a unique monument of stone architecture: it is the oldest in Belarus cathedral that wasn’t reconstructed. It was built in 1472 probably on the place of pagan temple. The church has a remarkable history.

In first half of XVI in times of Prince Radzivil Cherniy, the cathedral became a Calvinist church. Later in 1641 it was re-established into Roman-catholic cathedral. During the war between Russia and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1654-67 the temple was damaged. In 1868 it was converted into the Orthodox Church. In 1918 it was returned to Catholics. In 1969 it was closed but luckily in 1970s the church was restored and returned to believers.

Firstly the cathedral was built in a Gothic style but as a result of numerous rearrangements during XVII-XX centuries (it served as a Roman-Catholic cathedral, than as a Calvinist church, then again as a Roman-Catholic, Orthodox Church etc.) therefore the interior of the church was changed.
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