Prosp. Chervonoi Kalyny, 70 – Nativity Church

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Church of the Nativity of the Most Blessed Mother of God (Rizdva Presvyatoyi Bohorodytsi) is a Greek Catholic parish church. The site, initially in the ownership of Lviv Municipality, was given to the Greek Catholic Church in 1990, and was blessed on 17 April 1990 by Bishop Filimon Kurchaba. The construction works started in 1995. In June 2001 during the Pope John Paul II's visit to Lviv the meeting with the Catholic Youth was organised in front of the church. In commemoration of the papal visit the parish constructed a monument to the pope and a memorial plaque.


Details about the construction:

1995: The site was blessed on 17 April 1990 by Bishop Filimon Kurchaba. The construction was started in 1995 and finished in 2007(?)
Today (2008) it is used as a Greek Catholic parish church

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Authors of the plan/design:
  • Radoslav Zhuk, architect of Canadian Ukrainian origin
Owners of the real estate and building:
  • In 1990, the site, previously in the ownership of Lviv Municipality, was given to the Greek Catholic Church

Parish Information:

  • about 12,000 people (according to parish registers)

Parish Administrators:

  • 1990, fr. Vasyl Voronovskyi
  • 1991-1994, fr. Yevhen Boyko
  • 1994-today (2008), fr. Orest Fredyna , parish assistants: fr. Zinovij Pavlysh, fr. Ivan  Chycherskyj (o. Іван Чичерський), fr. Mychajlo Harvat (Михайлo Гарват),  fr. Ruslan Hrekh (Руслан Грех), fr. Oleh Zharkovskyj (Олег Жаровський), fr. Jevhen Stanishevskyj (Євген Станішевський), fr. Jury Drozd (Юрія Дрозд), dr. Serhij Olijnyk (Сергій Олійник)


  1. Website of the The Nativity Of Theotokos Church (currently unavailable)
  2. Interviews of the project "Sykhiv: from Microraion to Macrohistory"
  3. Vlad Naumescu, "Religious pluralism and the imagined Orthodoxy of Western Ukraine," in Chris Hann and the "Religion and Civil Society" group (eds). Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia (Münster: Lit Verlag, 2006).
Material compiled by Vlad Naumescu
Edited/reviewed by Markian Prokopovych