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Record ID CRID:58
Type of record Single Monument
Date of record 27-11-2012
Registrar Natasa Michailidou
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Main Monument Table
Monument type Immovable Monument
Monument Code CHURCH0040

Monument Name St. Trinity Church of Bansko
Related Institution Holy Diocese of Nevrokop
Location Name Bansko
Date of construction
From 1833 AD
To 1835 AD
Short Description It is located in the central part of the town and is one of the symbols of Bansko.
The initiative and preparation for its construction started around the year 1800 and the first contributor and organizer of the construction process was Lazar Golev (Grandpa Lazko).
The building permit was obtained in 1833. The chief master builder was Dimitar Doyuv. 350 master builders (stonecutters, builders and woodcarvers) and volunteers of the village had been involved in the church’s construction.
The church was completed in 1835. It is a three-nave pseudo-basilica.




Monument Classification
Monument type Immovable Monument
Monument type according to form Church
Monument type according to use Worship
Monument type according to construction Built construction
Monument type according to location Parish church
Architectural type Basilica
Notes Three-aisled basilica




Code
Code CHURCH0040

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Name
Monument Name St. Trinity Church of Bansko
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Institution
Related Institution Holy Diocese of Nevrokop




Origin / Location
Location Name Bansko
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Country Bulgaria
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Short Description
Short Description It is located in the central part of the town and is one of the symbols of Bansko.
The initiative and preparation for its construction started around the year 1800 and the first contributor and organizer of the construction process was Lazar Golev (Grandpa Lazko).
The building permit was obtained in 1833. The chief master builder was Dimitar Doyuv. 350 master builders (stonecutters, builders and woodcarvers) and volunteers of the village had been involved in the church’s construction.
The church was completed in 1835. It is a three-nave pseudo-basilica.




Construction
Construction Phase Construction
Description of construction -
Related Person -
Related Institution / Workshop -
Date of construction
From 1833 AD
To 1835 AD
Historical period Post Byzantine
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State of completion -
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Decoration
Decoration Phase Primary decoration
Decoration Type Painting
Decoration theme
Location of decoration
Description of decoration The church has no mural paintings and is simply decorated around the windows with decorative floral ornaments most likely by the painter Velyan Ognev appointed to create the woodcarvings and the church’s pictorial decorations. Presumably, Velyan Ognev and his apprentices from Bansko designed the iconostasis and the pulpit.
The icons together with a few mural designs were painted by the three generations of icon painters in Bansko – Molerov family.
Dimitar Molerov has started painting for the church since its construction and in the next years he had expanded the church’s collection of icons over and over again. He painted murals too.
In 1841 the son of Dimitar – Simeon Molerov painted the icons Saint John the Forerunner and Saint Dimitrius intended for the sovereign tier of the iconostasis. On the upper tier were depicted the Apostles Mathias, Philip, Judas, Simon, Thomas and Jacob as well as John, Mathias and Mark.
There are also several smaller perfectly painted icons intended for veneration.
Dimitar Sirleshtov also did paintings for the church. The contemporary mural decorations of the church date back to 1957.

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Date of decoration
From 1835 AD
To 1957 AD
Decoration style
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Decoration materials
Condition of Decoration
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Testimonies
Type of testimony Written
Date of testimony
2012 AD
Location of testimony -
Description of testimony Written informative text from the Diocese of Nevrokop
Related Person -
Related Institution Holy Diocese of Nevrokop
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