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A 40+ year old Model of a Lemko Church by Fr. Michael Sopoliga

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"Building wooden replicas started when I was in the Seminary not only because of my appreciation for the spiritual culture of my parents as well as my love of architecture but also because I needed spending money during my seminary years! The model you have displayed was inspired by the church in Mirol'a. The first church model is at the seminary in Pittsburgh and others were built for priests at their request. They took about a year to complete working on them between studies in my free time. I'm glad one of them found a good home!" Fr. Michael J. Sopoliga

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The Greek Catholic wooden church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God from 1770. The log building consists of three parts and has three little towers. Wooden entrance gate with octagonal low roof covered by shingle stands in front of the church.

The interior decoration is from the time when the church was built. Iconostas is the four-row polychromatic architecture from the 18th century with icons and tsar gates. Some icons are from the 17th century. The upper rows are more recent, they are from the 18th century.

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