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I've spent so much time in the past in this beautiful old town, but never visited this church. And now during my short visit to my homeland I've decided to see this place.
Somehow this Serbian Orthodox Church was not destroyed like almost all other orthodox churches in this regiona, now it is in process of renovation.
It is situated on a very steep hill, overlooking town of Stolac.
The sky was not cooperating, but I did not have much time, just take 20 shots and go. The area around the church is a cemetery. I will post some photos in WS to show typical old Orthodox cemetery.

ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST was built in 1870. A plaque reads: "His Majesty Sultan Abdul Aziz bestows on the church of Poljubi 1000 groschen for the construction of the said church." In other words, Sultan Aziz made a financial contribution to the building of the church. Among items of value, the 18th century iconostasis is worthy of mention. The paintings are in three rows. The iconostatis terminates in a large crucifix, the Madonna, St John and the symbols of the Evangelists. The paintings are framed in wood made to imitate marble. The doors, worked with floral ornaments, bear the figures of St John Chrysostom and St Gregory the Divine.

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