In 1951 the former inhabitants of the village were relocated to the east of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, and the tserkov complex in Rabe was to be transformed into a storehouse or a sheepfold, but the local people did not agree for that

Tserkov complex in Rabe


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For a long time, it was used for storage of icons and utensils from various tserkvas in the Bieszczady; liturgical rites were celebrated here occasionally. Years later, in 1971 the local Roman Catholic community was finally allowed to use it. It was restored in 1974 and transformed into the church of the Holy Family.


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Photo: Krystian Kłysewicz