wooden churches of slovakia
In honour of Easter and this high Catholic holiday, I thought I’d share some photos of divinely beautiful wooden churches from Slovakia. Mostly constructed between the 17th and 19th these beautiful structures were built of wood, many without nails, both reflecting the fragility of the times and the dedication and faith in God, often the only and last hope. These places of worship of the Roman and Greek Catholic, Evangelical, and Orthodox faiths are found across Slovakia with the majority built in eastern part of the country where Catholics of the eastern rite settled. So important are the wooden churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area, they were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008, underscoring the importance of these examples of monastic architecture that embody simplicity and truth.