Ukrainians built one of the biggest churches in Brazil

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On June 4, the rite of consecration of the Holy Trinity Church for the Ukrainian community was held in the Brazilian municipality of Sao Jose dos Pinhais (Parana), Marcelino settlement. Local Ukrainians have been striving to do this for almost a century.

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Built next to the old church, the Church of the Holy Trinity represents a traditional Ukrainian architecture of temples. This building, according to SvitUA which cites Gazeta DO Povo, is one of the largest churches in Brazil.

The area of the temple is about 740 square meters, its height is 32 meters. The premises of the temple can simultaneously contain up to 500 people.

The construction of the temple, as noted by the chief architect Leopoldo Guimarães lasted nine years. The church was built on the donations of the faithful.

“Almost 60 percent of domestic iconography is ready. The icons were made by a craftswoman, sister Veronica Nogas, who worked on them together with Ukrainian youth,” Leopoldo Guimarãe.

For your reference:

Ukrainian community in Brazil is one of the largest in the world. Ethnic Ukrainians in the country account for about 500 thousand people. Most of them, about 400 thousand people live in the state of Parana.

The city, which can be called a Ukrainian Prudentópolis is inhabited by 75 percent of ethnic Ukrainian population.

The first Ukrainian immigrants arrived in Brazil over 125 years ago.

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