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The oldest church Strandja - s Zabernovo

Author: Стела Горова, 30 metres From Zabernovo.    , GPS coordinates: N 42.1020731    E 27.5624034
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   Church of St. Luke Orthodox Church oldest preserved of Strandja. According to surviving documents, the main building of the church dates from the XVII century was built under Ottoman law at that time that required the building height should not be higher than the rider, therefore, nearly one third of the building is dug into the ground. The walls of tsarkavat "St. Luke" are built of stone and mortar, decorated with so-called "Wolf Fang", which is a brick pattern. Apse (protruding, round, east of the church where the altar and prezviteriuma), according to sources was built in 1830 at a later stage of the western and southern side of the church hall was built, and in the XIX century was built and room for the school.

   Religious school today was reconstructed and adapted for visitors of all, decided to visit the village.

  The belfry was built in the last century, the outer wall and a memorial plaque in memory of death Zaberska Battalion, participated in the Ilinden Uprising in 1903

   The interior of the church has preserved its appearance almost unchanged over the centuries. On the periphery of the ceiling is ornamented borders, and in its center two carved suns. The iconostasis is very well preserved in his cabinet has nine royal icons and an icon of cloth glued to the iconostasis door. In the church you can see the king, wooden, carved throne. Most of the icons were offerings as a gift from local people over the years, others keep secret the prayers of the Christians who laid foot in front of them over the years. The Church was robbed not once, but continue to keep Bulgarian spirit and faith.

   St. Luke Church is a monument of culture.

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