The city poselok Vidzy is one of the oldest religious centers of the Braslav district, forty kilometers from Braslav. An interesting legend connected with the name of this town. Once pan my daughter was passing through this settlement. The girl was a real beauty, but was suffering from illness – she saw nothing. Pan tried in every way to cope with the illness of his beloved daughter, but nothing helped. Driving around the spring, father and daughter decided to stop. The girl came to a spring bubbling with water to wash his face. And then she exclaimed, "Vijay! Vijay! ("See! See it!) – spring water has been healing. Grateful pan built a Church, and settled around him, the new residents began to call the town of Vidzy.
In this small village is often visited by tourists, as there are many places to visit within the visit of Belarus:
- The majestic Trinity Church (Church of the Nativity of the virgin Mary) in neo-Gothic style;
- A miraculous icon the healing power;
- Old believers Church.
The history of the construction of the Church of the virgin Mary
Construction work began in 1909 on donations and donations of parishioners. Before the First World war, the Church was consecrated. During the military actions from the Russian artillery fire, the Church building was badly damaged. The Church tower served as an observation point, which were installed machine guns and snipers. When the war ended, the temple was restored in memory of the hostilities.
During the second world war, the Church again suffered greatly. After the war it was used as a warehouse for flax and gym.
Church of the virgin Mary in Vizag today
Church of the Nativity of the virgin Mary in Vizag was created in neo-Gothic style. This is one of the highest in Belarus, the Church is the "jewel" of the village of Vidzy. Spire height is 59 meters, which is slightly lower than the highest in Belarus Gervyaty Church with tall spire at 61 meters.
Today, the temple is striking in its beauty: pointed towers, the delicate weaves of the Windows, pointed arches. Luxurious interior leaves no one indifferent. He returned to the believers, who daily come here.
Location on map
Vitebsk region, Braslav district, Vidzy (~195 km from Minsk)
GPS coordinates: 55.39421, 26.62717