St. Nicholas Church, Semerenky, Sumy oblast

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St. Nicholas Church, 1880
General information
Building typechurch
LocationSemerenky, Sumy Oblast
Religious affiliation*Orthodoxy (UOC MP)
Date of damageMarch 2022
Damage degreemedium
*as for moment of shelling

In March 2022 (the exact date is unknown) as a result of military operations in the village of Semerenky, Sumy oblast, the ancient brick St. Nicholas Church was damaged. Historians agree that the church was built in 1800, but according to the Sumy Diocese of the UOC (MP), the church was built in 1838. St. Nicholas Church is an architectural monument of local importance. According to the archpriest Heorhiy Taraban, secretary of the Sumy Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (MP), the walls of the church were cut by bullets and shrapnel, the central dome and central drum were destroyed, and the roof was pierced. The panes in almost all the windows were broken. The entrance gate is damaged.



  • Інформація надана офіційним представником Сумської єпархії УПЦ (МП) протоієреєм Георгієм Тарабаном.