Church of St. Nicholas, Karlovac

Summary

Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Саборна црква Светог Николе у Карловцу
Orthodox Church in Karlovac.JPG
The renovated church
LocationKarlovac
CountryCroatia
DenominationSerbian Orthodox
History
DedicationSaint Nicholas
Architecture
StyleBaroque[1]
Years built1803[1]
Administration
ArchdioceseEparchy of upper Karlovac

The Church of St. Nicholas or Karlovac Cathedral (Serbian: Саборна црква Светог Николе у Карловцу[2]), is a Serbian Orthodox church located in Karlovac, in central Croatia. The original church (destroyed in 1993) was finished in 1787, and was dedicated to Saint Nicholas. In 2007, the church was completely renovated.

History

The local Serbian community collected money for today's church in 1781 and a request for permission to build it sent to authorities in 1784. Permission for construction was granted and work started in 1785.[3] The church was completed in 1787[3] and worship began in 1803.[1]

Land was purchased for 3,000 Forints and 12 Ducats.[4] The construction supervisor and architect for the new church was Josip Štiler.[4] Construction costs were 30,000 Forints which were collected by the members of the local church municipality and by Serb merchants from Karlovac and Trieste.[4] Arsa Teodorović painted icons for the church's iconostasis and the building was sanctified by Bishop Petar Jovanović in 1803.[4]

The church was devastated during World War II, and then again in 1991, during the War in Croatia, when mines were detonated inside the church by Croatian forces.[1] The church was repeatedly blown up and robbed until final destruction in 1993.[1]

2005 picture of the destroyed church.[1]

The facility was completely renovated in 2007.[1] At 7 January 2012, on the Serbian Orthodox Church's Christmas liturgy, Croatian President Ivo Josipović visited the church.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "IDENTITET-Saborni hram Svetog oca Nikolaja u Karlovcu". Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.rtv.rs/sr_ci/region/novo-skrnavljenje-pravoslavnog-hrama-u-karlovcu_194072.html
  3. ^ a b "Parohija karlovačka". Archived from the original on 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d Cetina, Nikola (July 2009). "Saborni hram svetog oca Nikolaja u Karlovcu". Identitet (in Serbian). Zagreb: Serb Democratic Forum (133).
  5. ^ "Večernji list-Josipović na pravoslavni Božić nazočio liturgiji u crkvi u Karlovcu". Retrieved 30 March 2013.

Coordinates: 45°29′35″N 15°33′24″E / 45.49306°N 15.55667°E / 45.49306; 15.55667