The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the village of Semkov Town
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It Gave life
The village of Semkov Town in the Minsk region, or Hmarin Town, as it is called, is located in a picturesque place. Zaslavsky reservoir is located nearby and Minsk is at hand. So you can plan a trip to the village for one day to escape from the Metropolitan pace of life, breathe in the fresh air, watch the main attraction of the village of Semkov Town – the Church of the Nativity of the blessed virgin.
The construction of the Church
The owner of the estate in Semkovo Adam Khmara has allocated money for the construction of the Church in the distant 1791-1802 years. So the Church of the Nativity of the virgin Mary and St. Stanislav was built. In times of widespread closing of churches on the territory of Belarus, this Church became the Orthodox Church. So it remains to this day and stands in the same place. And now Orthodox parishioners many tourists come there.
Temple is famous by the fact that in its walls there was the wedding of the parents of the classic of Belarusian literature – Maksim Bahdanovich. It is known that in the neighborhood in the estate of Semkovo there lived Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas. They probably attended the Church more than once. But, unfortunately, the Church today, only vaguely resembles what it has been before. The fact is that for a long time no attempt has been made for the restoration of the Church.
The restoration of the Church
The last service in the village of Semkov Town was held in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the late 60-ies of XX century after which the temple has long stood empty and began to literally collapse in eyes. Perhaps it would have remained standing, but at the end of the 90s on the territory of Belarus there started works on restoration of ancient temples.
A part of the Church left remaining. This made it possible to restore it even if not the original appearance, but the temple was suitable for worship. On your way you drop to view both external and internal decoration of the temple. In many ways, modern fate of the temple was gained by the perseverance of the parishioners and inhabitants of the village. They carried out work on the landscaping of the temple.
Holy Mother Of God
The birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated by the Orthodox on September 21. According to folk traditions, this day was considered important to be with family. As a patron of virgin mothers, this holiday especially refers to mothers. There are very little known facts about the life of Mary. But it is clear that the birth of the virgin – it was a sign to people that something miraculous will happen that will change human life. The dedication of the temple of mother of God is important as it is also a kind of hope for a miracle. In the days of the Nativity of the blessed virgin services are held in the temple.