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Epiphany church in Ostrog castle

Church of the Epiphany in Ostrog…

General view of the castle church of the Epiphany in Ostrog from the north.
Photo N.I.Zharkikh, April 13, 1978.

Church inside the castle was built so long ago, suggest that in the 15 century. North Face it is represented in the photo, is on the defense line of the castle. Before it we see the defensive moat that separated the castle from the town. This church wall has holes for shooting; them contained an inscription with the date 1521.

In this church in 1608 was buried Prince K.K.Ostrozky. His descendants moved to Catholicism, and from 1636 the church was not used, it gradually destroyed and was thoroughly restored in 1887 – 1891.