"Ruthenian Greek-catholic (Uniat) church" Centre Tip by prleprle

Centre, Novi Sad: 85 reviews and 148 photos

  Unijatska crkva, Novi Sad, Serbia
by prleprle

Novi Sad and region of Vojvodina is home of small community of Ruthenian or Rusynian ethnic group. Their original homeland is Carpathian Mountains of western Ukraine, southern Poland and eastern Slovakia but they was settled in southern Panonia 250 years ago. Centre of their community is in villages of Ruski Krstur and Kucura but they have their organizations and churches in towns of Novi Sad, Vrbas and Sid. Ruthenians of Vojvodina are Greek-catholic (uniate), Christians of Orthodox rite with Pope as a church leader.
This church is of the late baroque style with classicistic front. It is located in the city center, and is consecrated to the apostoles Peter and Paul. It was built in 1822 on the tight ground so the entrance in it is almost from the street. During the bombardment in 1849. it suffered no damages because the commander of the fortress, general Pavle Kis, who was of uniat faith, protected it. There are some very interesting mosaics on outer church walls.

On working days services are held at 05.00 p.m. and on holidays at 10.00 a.m. and 05.00 p.m.

Address: St. Vojvode Bojovica 2
Directions: Old town
Phone: (021) 28 563

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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