Photographer's Note

The Dormition or Assumption Church is the main Orthodox church in the city of Lviv. At present it is leased to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.

It was constructed in the late 16th and early 17th centuries with funds provided by the Greek merchant Constantine Corniaktos and other members of the Lviv Dormition Brotherhood which also operated a well-known Orthodox school and press.

The church's architecture bears the mark of the Renaissance. This especially applies to the profusely decorated facade of the adjacent Chapel of the Three Hierarchs, built between 1574 and 1591 to Piotr Krakowski's designs.

The complex of the Dormition Church is dominated by the 400 year-old Korniakt Tower, which was carried to its present height of 65 meters after a conflagration in 1695. This ornate bell-tower was originally commissioned by Korniakt from archtiect Piotr Barbon in the 1570s.


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