Korczmin – the oldest Greek Catholic church
Korczmin village is situated in the south-east part of Lubelskie Region in Ulhówek Commune, on Bełska Plain. A wooden Greek Catholic orthodox church is considered to be one of the oldest temples of this type in Poland. At the same time it is one of the most precious wooden buildings in Europe, due to its extraordinary architectonic proportions; the temple is very slim. A copy of the blessed painting of Korczmin Mother of God [Matka Boska Korczmińska] and relics of St. Jozafat, the patron of Greek Catholics, can be found inside the Orthodox Church.
The temple was built in the second half of the 16th century. After the Second World War, the building gradually deteriorated when people from the region were relocated as a part of Wisła military action. It was renovated in 2004 thanks to combined efforts of the Monument Preservation Society [Towarzystwo Opieki nad Zabytkami] and Stefan Batruch – the parson of the Greek Catholic parish in Lublin.
Old Orthodox churches in Szczepiatyn, Budynin, Myców, Chłopiatyn, Dłużniew and Sulimów are worth visiting when you are in this region.
Greek Catholic Parish in Lublin
tel. 81 746 93 99