The oldest church of the city is the Church of St. Nicholas, built in the first half of the XVI century. Today it is in the territory of the City Park on the shores of the Western Bug. Church considered the cradle of Union of Orthodox Church with Rome. It was at St Nicholas Church in 1594 held a meeting Ukrainian Orthodox priests in the presence of Bishop Michael peremishlskogo Kopistinskogo on a potential alliance with the Roman Catholic Church. Near the church of St.. Nicholas was more ancient wooden church of the Virgin, which burned down in 1821. Both temples were united by a common fence and formed a monastic complex. Nicholas church was restored after a fire in 1613 and 1671's and was restored in 1694, as evidenced by the inscription above the choirs. In 1752-1756 the interior of the church was painted (probably the famous painter Stroinski C.), and in 1890 was attached to the north wall of the chapel. The initial view of the church during the restoration back 1971 - 1975 years by architects Igor Starosolskogo and Valentina flank. In 1989, the shrine was returned to believers.
Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights. In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. Text by Steve Smith.