Like on Christmas night, when all the children expect to see the first star, the Mikulinskans are notified of the birth of Christ looking to the sky to be the first to see the light of the dome of the famous church.
He is the first star of the night sky and the last glow of a frosty morning. The church is one of the most famous monuments of the late Baroque Ternopil region. On the facade are evangelicals Ivan Marco, Matthew, Luke. The apostles Paul and Peter, who are on the second tier, rule the stars and the sun, announcing the coming of morning or night to the inhabitants. Saints Anna and Joachim, who are on the third tier - the highest, read the Holy Scriptures. And doves fly from the balconies! There are so many of them that it seems that somewhere the brides are releasing them in honor of their wedding, using them as postmen to inform the sky about the birth of a new family. Between ten snow-white columns, three doors play hide-and-seek, they open the entrance to the blessed - into the kingdom of heaven. Going inside to hear the chill of an ancient stone, the smell of candles dances in the air, prayers that have come here everywhere, since those centuries. Between the long rows He walks. He is unusual - he cannot be described in appearance, you cannot say a word about His character, but you want to sing from Him. He, like the smell ... You can only feel the body. He is the spirit of the old church. Everyone who comes inside feels His presence, He makes the heart pounding with joy, I want to stay and enjoy it, like water, in the fierce heat. The walls and skeleton of the ceiling radiate linen of holiness, the gilded altar holds on itself two guardian angels of the Latin inscription "Et Hi Tres Unum Sunt", which means "And the three have become one." gilt.
And the history of the church began in 1761, when Ludwig Potocka laid the first stone, and supervised the construction of Augustus Moshinsky. Trinity Church was built on the model of the Dresden Palace Church created by the famous architect Jatano Chavarelli. Construction lasted 18 years and was completed in 1779. Stories about the scale of construction are still walking. Rishtovka stretched to 500 m, eggs were collected from each village - the main attribute of strong construction.
In 1927, at the initiative of the Countess Jozef Ray, children were taught to read and sing. From the balcony came the notes of the organ, flew in the air, circled in a blizzard and caressed the ears of the parishioners. From the dome down a spiral staircase leading to the giant balconies. These balconies are like a glass ball fortuneteller - gives you a look at the world with different eyes. When you rise up into the clouds, onto an ancient stone balcony, your heart aches with joy, is breathtaking as at a wedding, when you reunite fate with your loved one, and you can’t wait for this moment anymore. You go up the old stairs, inhale the last breath of air before the miracle, and you open your eyes. Head spinning - from joy. Probably, to be a happy person is to wake up in this snow-white giant, to climb a spiral stone staircase and drink coffee meeting a foggy morning.
Author: Andriana Mrochok