The wooden Greek-Catholic tserkva of Sobor of the Mother of God was built during 1923−1926 at a location of an older church from 1777. It was built in a village of Kormanice, which no longer exists but in those times was a neighbour to Fredropol, a town established by Andrzej Maksymilian Fredro.
The log church, oriented eastward, comprises three parts including a sanctuary, enclosed with semi-hexagonal walls and on both sides adjoined by rectangular pastoforia. The most distinctive feature is the octagonal drum sitting on top of a base structure with skirt roofs running at three heights; the drum is covered with a shapely dome topped with a false lantern. The nave and the narthex are covered with two-pitched roofs, the sanctuary with a five-pitched and the pastoforia with mono-pitched roofs. The interior, partly altered, is covered with a flat ceiling.
The belfry has a rectangular floor plan, the longer side is aligned with east-west direction. It is covered with a pyramidal roof with a slender octagonal turret on top. The upper floor along its perimeter features a row of openings created by posts and angle braces. The wooden post-and-beam belfry, comprising a single-span chamber, holds two bells.
On the slope of a nearby hill called Łysa Góra there is an old place of worship known as Zjawlinia. A legend says that a girl picking herbs at this site saw an apparition of the Holy Mother. Her footprint was impressed on a stone. Before the Greek Catholics were resettled from this area, a tserkva of Macarius the Martyr stood here. The stone with the footprint was placed under the altar. It is said that there were a few attempts to bring the stone to Kormanice, but each time it returned here in a mysterious way.
Photo: Krystian Kłysewicz
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