9 Ruined Catholic Church In Ukraine

Ruined Catholic Church In Ukraine

Posted on July 9, 2013 by team

We are in the Odessa region to see the main Catholic church in the Kuchurgan district built in 1901 and named in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Once this three-nave Catholic church had two 58 m towers and was considered to be the most beautiful Catholic cathedral in the south of the region.

We are going to see what has remained from the church up to date.

The church is located in Limanskoye village, on the border of Ukraine and Moldova. Once this territory was a German colony called Selz.

The main entrance. The church seems to be actively used in quest games.

And this is the exit.

The walls, the roof and the columns are rather well preserved.

According to the historic documents the interior of the church was rather luxurious. Thus here was a carved altar brought from Austria for 5000 rubles. It was made in the style of Renaissance from oak and painted gold. Just to compare – the whole construction of the church cost 110 000 rubles.

A bit later there was made a side altar which was beautified by statues of Christ and St. Anthony. There were numerous paitings themed on the Bible on the walls of the church.

“Glory to our free Fatherland!”

After the revolution the towers of the church were demolished and the church itself served as a club.

These words are written over the place where the splendid altar was located.

The whole church was built from bricks, not from shell rock typical for this place.


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9 Responses to “Ruined Catholic Church In Ukraine”

  1. Lemberger says:

    damn barbarians. thats how soviets (and now – Ukrainians) deal with culture.

    • glucose says:

      How do you know it was Russians (or Soviets or Ukrainians)? It was probably destroyed by Romanians when they raped and burned everything in Odessa.

      • Mihai says:

        “How do you know it was Russians (or Soviets or Ukrainians)? It was probably destroyed by Romanians when they raped and burned everything in Odessa.” Are you sure it wasn’t the Soviets during the great purges or when they invaded Romania in 1940 and 1944? Not to mention it was German, idiot.

        • Papa Karlo says:

          Right, and the Romanians wrote words from the Soviet Union’s state anthem in the altar of the church… Why not from the Romanian state anthem?

          Even Soviets never wrote anything like this in the churches which were sentenced to be destroyed. For example, when they demolished Christ the Savior cathedral in Moscow, they did not write anything inside, they just blew it up.

          These words are an evidence that in Soviet times the church was converted into something like a workshop. Places like workshops or factories always had words like these, slogans or quotes from other idiotic communist “literature”. So Romanians could have not possibly had anything to do with its destruction.
          Not that I like Romanians too much, either.

  2. le Français says:

    soviet barbarians!

  3. RB says:

    This old church truly is beautiful it would be so cool to see some drawings of when it was new.

  4. BH206L3 says:

    Looks like it would make a nice restoration project. The churches had a tough time of it from 1917 on ward, sad, the Soviet were not know for such tolerance of such things, and Of course the Second World War destroyed many objects of historical and cultural significance!

    • Papa Karlo says:

      No, the War did not destroy any objects of significance, Soviets did.
      Go to Warsaw or Prague, they were all completely destroyed in the War, but were rebuilt in a way that you wouldn’t know they were destroyed. I just was to Munich this year, which was totally destroyed also, and you would not tell either. Now go to Volgograd or Minsk, they look like they were built in 1950s from scratch. Soviets were very happy with total destruction of these and other cities, because now they could build their stupid serial apartment buildings without any need to adjust to old architecture.

  5. Ben says:

    If it had been maintained, it seems like it was built to last millennia. A pity to see it destroyed due to fickle politics, all but gone from living memory. Seems unnecessary and tragic in hindsight.

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