Tomaszów Lubelski – Parish church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
When you look at the onion dome, at the top of the wooden temple, you may come to the conclusion that it is an Orthodox church. However, from its very beginning in 1727 it was the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Holy Trinity, St. John the Baptist and St. Thomas Becket Church. The church was founded by Michał Zamoyski.
The church has three aisles, its construction is based on a basilica design. It has a simple presbytery. The Mannerist main altar, dating back to the middle 17th century, holds a painting of the Holy Mary of the Scapular, which is believed to be miraculous, as well as a reliquary with relics of St. Felix, who is the patron of the Trinitarian Order. They have been moved here from a now non-existent Trinitarian monastery in Tomaszów Lubelski. A wooden belltower of a pole and frame construction dates at the first half of the 18th century.
The church in Tomaszów Lubelski is one of the most famous wooden temples in Poland. Interesting architectonic solutions introduced to the larch wood building prove that the designer was a skilled person, however, his name remains unknown.
The mentioned painting of the Holy Mary of the Scaplar, also called the Holy Mary of Tomaszów, was painted by an anonymous artist in the 17th century. Mary holds child Jesus and has a scaplar on her hand, while Jesus raises his hand in a blessing gesture. Local sanctuary worship reaches as far back as 17th century and continues to this day. Many people, even those from distant parishes, gather here to participate in indulgence for holidays such as: Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on March, 25th, Scapular Virgin Mary on July, 16th and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August, 15th.
Parish church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Tomaszów Lubelski
[address] ul. Królewska 1
tel. 84 664 21 77