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The wooden Greek-catholic St Paraskeva orthodox church in Potoky village

By a lucky coincidence the old st. Paraskeva orthodox church in picturesque Potoky village in the North of Slovakia wasn’t destroyed during both world wars. read more

The wooden Greek-catholic St Paraskeva orthodox church in Potoky village, built in 1773 is a three-parts log building surrounded by small stone fence. Next to the church there is a detached bell tower. The monument has only two windows in the presbytery and two in the main aisle. Among characteristic elements one can mention also particularly high tower, thanks to which it is easy to find the church for tourists.

The dominating part of the interior is iconostasis from 1773: a wooden, polychrome, five-rows construction with royal doors and rich carved decoration. The main altar is supposed to be made in the 1850s.

In the northern-west from the church there is a bulky bell-tower located on a low foundation, built on the rectangle plan, narrowing to the top. On the top there is a one-armed cross. I the tower three bells are located, the oldest one from 1839.

Despite the fights that took place in the neighborhood, st Paraskeva orthodox church wasn’t that much disturbed during both world wars. It was renovated between 1956-1957.

 

Local attractions: st. Nicolas church, st. Archangel Michael church, st. Archangel Michael orthodox church, st. Paraskeva orthodox church, The Most Holy Mother’s Protection orthodox church, st Basil the Great orthodox church, st. Francis of Assisi church

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