Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian, Ivanjica

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Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian

Church of Staints Cosmas and Damian is a church of the Serbian Orthodox Church, located in the Ostatija - Koritnik mountain Golija in the , Ivanjica.[1] It is a medieval historical and cultural monument in Serbia.[2] The church belongs to the Eparchy of Žiča. It was located in the middle of a necropolis.

The church was built in the 17th century[3] and is believed to have been built during the Ottoman rule. It was first restored in the 18th century, whereas the most recent restoration was carried out in 1937.


Interior of the church
The icon of St. Cosmas and Damian above the entrance to the church

Church of Sts. Cosmas and Damian is a simple, single-naved building with a semicircular altar apse. It is built in rubble and plastered inside and out. During the restoration of the church in 1937, large window frames were made. The vault was reinforced with concrete beams, and the roof was covered with tiles.

The church is noted for its lavishly decorated portal, which is decorated with geometric ornaments which reveal a strong Oriental influence. A large number of inscriptions from various periods in the history of the church are preserved on the doorpost.


  1. ^ Месне заједнице, Ивањица Archived 2014-05-13 at the Wayback Machine, Ивањица интернет портал, accessed May 9, 2014
  2. ^ Манастири, цркве, културно-историјски споменици на планини Голији, Бање у Србији, accessed May 9, 2014
  3. ^ Ивањица, Туристичка организација Olivia Travel, accessed May 9, 2014

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