IN WIERCHOMLA WIELKA
The church is currently one of the most interesting buildings associated with the Lemko culture. It was transformed into a parish church of the Catholic rite only in the 1950s – after the military action “Wisła” carried out in this area. Earlier – in the 18th and 19th centuries – Wierchomla was inhabited mainly by Lemkos and they until the forced relocation to the so-called Regained Territories and to the USSR prayed in this wooden church.
Poles began to settle in Wierchomla only during the construction of the Tarnów-Muszyna railway, the Piwniczna-Muszyna route and the beginning of the exploitation of sandstone deposits in these areas. The place of prayer for them was initially a wooden chapel founded by forestry engineer Michał Szczurek.
From 1951, by the decision of Bishop Jan Stepa, a Roman Catholic parish was created in Wierchomla Wielka, and the 19th century church was transformed into a parish church of the Catholic rite (December 12, 1951).
Wierchomla Wielka - Orthodox church. St. Of Archangel Michael
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