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Roman Catholic parish church of the Nativity of Mary  

New churched dedicated to Virgin Mary (also a patroness of Hungarian kings), was built in Michalovce at the end of 13th centuryby Lords of Michalovce The church was situated at then centre of the main square. In 14th century  nearby stood a local school (the first mention of it was belongs to the oltest occurances in the whole of Slovakia). During  16. – 18. senturies church often changed confessions from foman catholics to protestants and back again. By the end of 17th century it was damaged and burned out. In 18th century it was by the iniative of his patron Count Imrich Sztaray renewed.Formerly gothic church was redisigned in baroque style.

To present day gothic style bell is preserved in the church steeple and in the church interior gothic pastophoium is found in church interior as well as  Lat gothic epitaf to an unknown nobleman, baroque altar from 1721. with image of Virgin Mary from a later date. brought here from jesuit Church in Uzgorod. Commemorative plaque to restoration of the church. from 1749, roccoco or patron bench from 19th century.  Over main church entrance holts a commemorative plaque dated 1748.

Curiosity is raised by local tombs where patrons of church are burried (belivers couldpay for their buiral there until the end of 18th century and it it said there was a secret cache of weapons during uprising against the monarch.


Greek Catholic church of the decent of the Holy spirit 

Built between 1934-1935 in Neo-Byzantine style. Foundation of Redemptorist monastery were laid in September 1930, Consecration of foundation stone stone took place on 12 October 1930, construction work was completed in 1931 (construction was realized by company Rozhon).
Between 1934 - 1935 Michalovce builders lead by Juraj Byrtus built this church of the Pentacost in Neo-Byzantine style. By united efforts of all stakeholders construction of the church took little more than a year to finish.  The church was consecrated by Bishop Alexander Stojka on September 29, 1935. The ceremony was attended by about 50 priests and about 15,000 people. Alll images and icons were  subsequently transferred from monastery chapel. Inscribtion of new icons was entrusted to the Uzhgorod painter Jozef Bokšay, architecture design of the iconostasis, above the canopy, pulpit and prothesis were inscribed by Vladimir Sicinsky
After the intervention of the state into the church afairs includluding the temple Temple in the years 1950 - 1990 Orthodox Church (became a cathedral dedicated to St. Trinity). In the years 1986 - 1988 were added to the interior wall icons larger than life, which rozpísali icon painters from the Soviet Union (help them also two Slovak theologians). Today, the monastery and temple again include the original owner - the Redemptorists. A few years ago were in the side altar in the temple ceremony the relics of Blessed Dominick Trcka. When the temple is a belfry, which are placed three bells (sanctify them in the 30s of the 20th century).

Greek Catholic parish church of the mother of God 

In the mid-18th century to worship Michalovská Uniates (Greek Catholics later) annuity in the local Roman Catholic Church of Spiritual Topóliani (it was a separate village, which is now part of the local Michaloviec). That would directly Michalovce was Greek Catholic church, does not mention a Roman Catholic bishop of Eger in the canonical visitation of the 1773rd

Uncertainties about the beginning of construction of the local Greek Catholic temple gave rise to the emergence of different, but as yet unsupported versions. The first claims that the place of the present temple stood before a wooden "Catholic church" Eastern Rite. Further recalls that travel from Los Angeles to Mukachevo in Michalovciach reportedly stopped the empress Maria Theresa when she saw the unfinished temple (planted was only after windows covered him straw and these conditions were held church services - construction allegedly interrupted cholera), sent here 28 workers that finished the construction of the temple.

Above the main entrance to this sacred object is a rococo cartouche on which the two-headed eagle with the imperial crown and ribbon inscription in Cyrillic with religious content - is also seen year, probably dating back building. Baroque-Classicist Greek Catholic Church was completely finished on the plans of building Theresian chamber probably not until 1787. The temple furniture comes mainly from the 20th century paintings on the walls and ceilings of the interior are the 1985

Chapel of Saint Anthony of Padua  

Chapel on Hrádok is considered a free copy of the Gothic Chapel. Michael Kosice. The idea to build a neo gothic chapel - the family tomb families Sztárayovcov - Count Anton came Sztáray. Its implementation, however, did not live longer - died just days before the actual start of construction (led by construction work, which began on September 2, 1893, was commissioned by William Fröde - German architect, designer). Consequently, for the construction of trustees families Sztárayovcov respectively. Grófová wife of Francis Batthyány. Chapel. Anthony of Padua on Hradek was completed and consecrated in 1898. The tower is located bell that Ferencz Valser stashed in Budapest in 1894, and over the entrance - in the tympanum - exempts family crest Sztárayovcov a marked year 1893. The chapel even before it was burying family members Sztárayovcov respectively. their relatives. Near the chapel is located Cemetery of the Red Army, a vast Jewish cemetery and a house in which he lived and worked for painter Teodor Jozef Mousson (today it houses the observatory).

The Church of Saint Michael 

The Church of Saint Michael in Topoľany with the present look as we know today, used to be a substitute for the original wooden Greek-catholic church from the year 1718. With accordance to schematism of Mukachevo Eparchy the initial church was built on the present pagan sacred place, that´s why our ancestors consecrated it to the Saint Archangel Michael. Our ancestors walled up the part of the church which was later destroyed and substituted with the today´s church. The consecration of the new church was held in 1938 and the church was finished in 1939. The construction works were under the control of Fr. Kaliňák (1937) who designed it himself. From the history of Topoľany, it is necessary to mention the date of 17th October 1969 when the funeral ceremony of Dominik Trčka was held with the presence of a lot of prayers and clergy. It belongs to the most beautiful churches in the Apostolic Exarchate. 

Roman Catholic church in Ruská 

Of the churches Dolný Zemplín, representing of significant cultural and historical monuments,among the most popular among tourist is  Roman Catholic Gothic-Renaissance church in Ruská  (with a second  nave added in r. 1912-1920), In  1572 famous Eger castle captain István Dobó. He was buried there In. 2008 his remains were discovered during floor repairs and later reburied in the crypt of the church under new gravestone. . The church is an important cultural monument of the village. It is a double-nave, richly decorated with frescos. Originally a chapel was built in the years 1150 - 1200 and Dobo had it expanded. Present form is the church reconstruction in. 1914 - 22 ## map (55) ##

Church in  Klokočov

Greek Catholic Klokočov church enjoys high and regular attendance. It is a pilgrimage site for its miraculous weeping icon of Mother of God. The icon began to shed tears in 1670 during Kuruc wars, when its troops marched on Michalovce. Scared people gathered in a wooden church. When plundering army approached Mary’s face darkened and began to weep. Next day soldiers set temple on fire but the icon was not damaged.

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