In 2019, major efforts were made to restore the roof, and this year, attention is being paid to the facade.
Previously, this sacred building was the church of St. Casimir, and now is the church of Clementius Sheptytsky. The temple is considered a true monument of early Baroque in the city of Lviv.
The monastery complex of St. Casimir’s Reformers and Bones began its existence in the 17th century. The exact date of its appearance is called 1630, when the reformers from Przemysl came to Lviv.
Reported Reporter , much attention is paid to the history of the church by architect-restorer Y. Dubik. According to him, the construction of the monastery and the church needed land and land. The last for the reformers was given as a gift by the Russian governor S. Danilovich. She was the mother of the Polish King Jan III Sobieski and the wife of J. Sobieski.
The architect also said that in the years 1630-1645 there was a church made of wood, the creation of which was dedicated to two martyrs, St. Sevastian and St. Roch. There was also a monastery of reformers.
Both buildings were burned during the siege of the city by Cossack troops. At that time, many buildings, including sacred timber structures, were destroyed and burned down during the hostilities in connection with the capture of the High Castle by Maxim Krivonos.
At the end of the 17th century, the temple was rebuilt, but made of stone. At the same time they dedicated it. The architect who did this could not be installed. However, it is known that the structure and image of the church is very similar to that of St. Michael and the Reformed Monastery in Rava-Rus.
Mr. Dubyk said that the end time for the rebuilding of St. Michael’s Church and the monastery was 18 centuries. Architect Paolo Fontana worked on their development. However, it is not known whether he also worked on the Lviv complex. He probably just used the structure and architectural image of the object in Lviv to build a complex of temples in Ravi-Rus.
During the restoration work, the monastery found rough stones. His age does not match the age at which the monastery was built.
From Y. Dubik’s explanations it becomes clear that under the Castle Mount for many buildings at that time the would take stones left over from previously destroyed castle structures, that is, much older. Most of the High Castle was dismantled at the end of the 18th century, though it cannot be ruled out that stones were taken from it at the beginning of that century as building material for new structures.
In view of this, it is likely that the slabs on the floor of the monastery were once the elements that paved the castle courtyard.
At first it was skeptical that such stones could be moved from the old castle to the monastery. However, when checking the size of the plates, their thickness and the detection of rough processing, it became clear that the assumption can be quite substantiated.
In addition, the architect-restorer said that most likely the materials from the old High Castle and from the reconstructed wall on the lower terrace are the last material witnesses to the story here. , the latest witnesses to the construction and work of Lviv fortification.