Photographer's Note

The Holy Great Martyr Paraskeva Piatnitsa Church in Bakyrivka (Bakirovka) was founded in 1685. The Church kept a church book to 1920 which records are contained even in Family History Library (Salt Lake City, USA). The existing building of the Holy Great Martyr Paraskeva Piatnitsa Church was constructed at the end of XIX century. Wooden on a brick foundation, a temple was built after a plan by Volodymyr Pokrovskiy, eparchial architect of Warsawa and Kholm Orthodox Eparchy (Poland) and Kharkiv eparchy (Ukraine). The church has its own unique style and architecture. It is the unique example of architectural traditions of Slobozhanska wooden cathedral construction school. Its unique wooden building has stood to our days. In 1989 the church was closed because of its emergency state. The dome has crumbled, the floor has decayed and fallen into the subbasement, and window glass and numerous details are now missing. Today the village community and church guardian are desiring to recover it to its original state.

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