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Wooden orthodox church of st. Michael the Archangel

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Rusky Potok
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The first written mention of the village Ruský Potok is from 1635. In the village there is a wooden Orthodox church of St. Michael the Archangel, which is first documented in 1673. Religious ceremonies took place on the altar stone inside.

National Historic Landmark

The church, together with the bell tower, gate and fortifications, is inscribed on the list of national cultural monuments of Slovakia. The three-room log building (hall, grandmother, sanctuary) is built on a stone foundation. The temple tower with onions above it is worth attention

National Historic Landmark
Author: Martin Javorský ©
Author: Martin Javorský ©


The iconostasis was built in the 17th and 18th centuries, the oldest icons date from the 17th century.

Newly built orthodox church

The wooden church is currently not used for religious ceremonies, it is used for the newly built Orthodox Church of the Ascension of the Lord with a separate bell tower.

Newly built orthodox church
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