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Church is being built in the Voroniv village

Voroniv village community is building the church of  the Nativity of Blessed Virgin. From the beginning of a construction the book of history of a church building is being writing.  All donors are entered in this book and parishioners pray for them all liturgical days.

Your help, dear donors, will be rewarded by Lord in this life and in eternity hundredfold. 

The Prior of the church of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Archpriest Michael Vozniak in Voroniv village Horodenkivskyi deanery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate expresses thanks and God’s blessings to donors.
Think what You personally have made to have Your Name inscribed in large letters in the history of the Ukrainian Church.

Charity account  JSC  “OschadBank” (Joint-Stock Company “State Savings Bank of Ukraine”)

settlement account   260073006618 – in UAH
settlement account   26007308406618 – in USD
settlement account   26005309786618 – in EURO

Code of the bank (MFO)    336503    JSC   “Oschadbank”  of Ivano-Frankivsk regional bank

EDRPOU  20556320  UOC KP of The Nativity of Blessed Virgin, Voroniv village.

Payment: Donate to build a church without VAT

Contact phone    +38099 4634134
Kapinus Orysya Ivanivna

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Geography of Voroniv village

Voroniv village of Horodenkivskyi district Ivano-Frankivsk region is located in the northeastern part of the region, bordered on the west by Nezvysko village, in the south of Chortovets village, in the north of the Rakivets village, in the northeast of Semenivka. The distance from the village to the district center is 20 km, to the regional center – 60 km. The nearest railway station is Gorodenka.

The total area used by residents is 641.7 hectares. The most common soil is a  black soil. There  is a pond in the village. From the side of the Rakovets village council runs Hostyliv stream. Population uses water from water supply system of water intake station in the tract “Tovtry” of water tower at the top of the village water supply systems Chortovets of Voronov village. The village is located in a very interesting area of Naddnistryanschyna, where there is pristine prairie vegetation with its vast saturation of many species of higher spore and flowering plants. These plants are preserved and grow only in certain areas, and their conservation is the greatest public duty of every citizen of Independent Ukraine. In summer time roadside strips are covered with knotweed, yarrow, thyme, plantain. In the forests you will see such trees as: oak, pine, spruce, beech, ash, beech, birch, acacia, and sycamore. In some places there are dense thickets of blackthorn, dog rose, black elderberry, wild raspberries, blackberries, hazel, and blackthorn. Wildlife around Voroniv village, as around all Pokuttya is formed under the influence of three zoogeographic areas – Woodlands, Carpathians and Steppe. The most common animals in this area are rabbits, foxes, roes, deer, wild boars, martens, squirrels, otters, ferrets, weasels, muskrats. Among rodents there are hamsters, rats and mice. Among insectivores there are hedgehogs, moles and shrews. In the ravines you can find snakes and lizards. The fauna of birds is also diverse in the area. Sparrows, ravens, crows, magpies, tits, larks, clicks, woodpeckers, partridges, owls, hawks, turtles, orioles are regular cohabitants of the village. In winter you can see bullfinches. In spring wild geese, gray herons, cranes and swallows fly through the village very often. Blackbirds and starlings come flying from warm countries. They nest here. And in spring in ravines it is noisy from bird shouting, whistling and chirping. Spring comes to our region rapidly. In early March the first snowdrops, foretellers of spring show up in forests. This plant is already on the verge of extinction. Once the snow comes down primrose springs up , more known as the keys to Peter, God’s fingers. This plant is medical. Its leaves have a high content of vitamins and are used in salads as a good remedy against spring avitaminosis. Sunny lawns are covered with cowslips. In late April – early May white bells, lilies of the valley show up, which are extremely liked and respected among residents of Voroniv village .This flower has a delicate scent and an exquisite shape Bush of thistle ends up the blossoming. Air is full of scents of herbs, buzzing of bees, bumble bees, chirping of crickets and grasshoppers. And there are nets of spiders everywhere. Everything alive is fighting for its’ own existence and offspring. Spreading pasqueflowers can be rarely found on the outskirts of the forest, with modestly lowered purple head. Pink and red flowers of wild pinks show up a little later. Next to them you can meet wild mallow flowers, geraniums. Also in early summer the flowers of adonis sring up. There are many legends and tales around this flower. At this time flowers of dittany bloom as well. This plant is called Burning Bush, because it creates an air barrier that can catch fire, leaving the plant itself. One cannot pass by a tutsan flower, which is found on the sides of the field and within and about which it is said that it has treated 99 diseases. The climate in the Voroniv suburbs is moderately continental. Winters are snowless and mild with frequent thaws. Sometimes the temperature rises above 12 C°.  The length of cloak of snow is around 40-78 days. Spring is prolonged and damp with gradual heat increase. The temperature rise begins in April, but freezing is also possible in May. The first part of summer is characterized by low temperatures. Warm nights and days contribute to the growth and development of all plants. Drier days come in the second half of July. In September-October, fruit ripen in orchards, and leaves turn yellow. By mid of November all leaves fall off. Somewhere you can also see some asters and chrysanthemums in this part of a season. In the second half of December, most land freeze. Everyone is waiting for Christmas holidays, presents and caroling. Soft and damp climate, black soil create an opportunity for the development of gardening . In Voroniv village there are many gardens, which are full of cherries, pears, plums, apples, gooseberries, currants, nuts, and other fruits. And on the fields you will find vegetables such as – tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, potatoes, beets, turnips, radishes.

 Book by Yaroslav Levkun “Village of storks and golden wheat” Snyatyn: Rod Print, 2003. – 64p.: Il. – (Chronicles of the land). – ISBN 966 – 7325 -78 -4


Background of Voroniv village

Emblem of village Voroniv
Emblem of village

Written reminiscence of Voroniv village  Horodenkivsky district Ivano-Frankivsk region, was found in the document ” Privilege of owner Nicholas Potocki of Nezvysk church land”, dated 15/03/1755 “… praise  to God and in good deeds, in my ancestors’ villages of Nezvyscka and Voroniv County of Ukrainian Galician land “[5]. In metric on December 8, 1787 Voroniv village is also mentioned as a separate village from Nezvysk. At the end of the document it is signed as Andrew Pyerhavki [6].

In his article, “From the history of settlement of Horodenschyny” well known historian of Prykarpattya P. Siredzhuk based on archival sources asserts, that the first written reminiscence of the Voroniv village dates back to 1787 [7]. Again, as the village of Voroniv, it was mentioned in 1820 [8]. In 1820 seventeen landlords lived in the village and there were 17 farms (households). In the “inventory churches and villages Nezvysko Voroniv Circle – Kolomyjskoho County of Galician province’s 1841-1925″it was mentioned about Voroniv that”… Maria and Michael Capko from the Voroniv village, gave 200 krones to the founders of the church in the village Nezvysko.” The document is dated to 1841 [10]. In literature, Voroniv village was mentioned in 1857 [12]. In 1787, there was the first mentioning about the village specifically as a village, not Just Nezvysk. The settlement of the village consisted mostly of the native villagers of Nezvysk. Here is a point of view of Lviv scientist P. Siredzhuk :”Voroniv village with Nezvysk were one property that in XV century was an ownership of one petty noble family Nezvyskyh.” In 1898 there was one more documentary reminiscence about Voroniv village and in 1903 [34] in the “Kingdom of Galicia and Lyudomeriyi.” In 1938, before the arrival of Soviet authority Parochial “Scale” reading room functioned in the Voroniv countryside [49]. By 1939, the village was a Polish church. In 1967 it was completely destroyed, and in its place a clinic was built, then there was a school, and since 1995 there is the agricultural cooperative. In 1959 the village was closed and in august 1973 the church was organized as a museum. The church premise was opened and renovated again only in 1991. Currently, villagers follow orthodoxy. As of January 1, 1944 the village of Voroniv had a village council with population of 597 people, and 1315 people lived in the village of Nezvysko. In 1944 72-men were mobilized to war. 13 people did not return. 11 people were taken to Germany by force, and two died from starvation. Villagers actively fought against occupation regime of Nazi during World War II, and by 1947 – against red Strangers.12 people were killed or sentenced by NKVD as members of UPA resistance movement. One family was taken to Siberia. Currently 550 people live in Voroniv village. There are 211 enterprises. There is an ambulance with laboratory, X-ray and dental cabinets, pharmacy nearby the village. There is a club and a library in the village. In 1995 a new school was opened with a beautiful stadium and a small gym. The village is subordinated to Nezvysko village council.

By Yaroslav Levkun book “Village of storks and golden wheat” Snyatyn: Rod Print, 2003. – 64p. : Il. – (Chronicle edge)-ISBN 966 – 7325 -78 -4

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