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Roman Catholic church of the Heart of Jesus


GPS (48.284172; 25.934322)
district Chernivtsi
region Pershotravnevy
locality Chernivtsi
category Religious objects
year 1869-1875 р.р.


e honor of the Blessed Heart of the Lord Jesus. The project of the temple was developed by professor Josef Leitzner – the director of Chernivtsi school of crafts. The church was built as the best gothic temples of the Central-Eastern Europe: it had slender Gothic Revival forms, sophisticated interior, colorful stained glasses. Due to its unusual look for an orthodox land, the temple of the Heart of Jesus at once has become one of the architectural zests of Bukovyna capital. During the Soviet age the building of the Jesuit church was first transferred by the authorities to the Orthodox church, but later here was allocated the State archive of Chernivtsi region. Currently the cult edifice has been returned to the religious community of the city. Architectural memorial of national significance.