Holy Trinity Church, Zhovkva

Wooden Holy Trinity Church was built in suburb of Zhovkva, Ukraine in 1720 on the place of a church that burned down in 1717.[1] The structure consists of three wooden naves and a brick sacristy.

Zhovkva-Tserkva of the Holy Trinity
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationZhovkva, Lviv Raion, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
Part ofWooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine
CriteriaCultural: (iii), (iv)
Inscription2013 (37th Session)
Area0.25 ha (0.62 acres)
Buffer zone1.06 ha (2.6 acres)
Coordinates50°3′19.22″N 23°58′55.97″E / 50.0553389°N 23.9822139°E / 50.0553389; 23.9822139Coordinates: 50°3′19.22″N 23°58′55.97″E / 50.0553389°N 23.9822139°E / 50.0553389; 23.9822139
Holy Trinity Church, Zhovkva is located in Lviv Oblast
Holy Trinity Church, Zhovkva
Location of Holy Trinity Church, Zhovkva in Lviv Oblast
Holy Trinity Church, Zhovkva is located in Ukraine
Holy Trinity Church, Zhovkva
Holy Trinity Church, Zhovkva (Ukraine)

There is an iconostasis consisting of about 50 icons painted by the masters of Zhovkva Painting and Carving School of Ivan Rutkovych in the beginning of 18th century. The iconostasis is made from linden wood carved by Ignatiy Stobenskyi. In 1978–79, iconostasis was restored. Now the church belongs to the UGCC.

On the church's walls one can find the plates confirming that the building is an architecture monument built in 1720.[2]

On June 21, 2013, during the 37th Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Cambodja the Holy Trinity Church was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List among 16 wooden tserkvas of Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Wooden Churches of Ukraine". authenticukraine.com.ua. Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  2. ^ Rick (2018-04-14). "Rick The Traveller: Holy Trinity Tserkva in Zhovkva". Rick The Traveller. Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  3. ^ Карпатські церкви стали спадщиною ЮНЕСКО // Українська правда / Історична правда. - Неділя, 23 червня 2013
  4. ^ "Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine".