According to tradition, Basarab I, the ruler of Romanian country, helped raising The Orthodox Church “Adormirea Maicii Domnului”,
The existence of an orthodox church in Lipova is being mentioned since Louis the Great – 1342 – 1382. In 1427 a Greek – Orthodox Church is said to have existed. Dating from the 14th century, the church from Lipova is contemporary with the first Wallachian ecclesiastical monuments: Tismana, Cozia and others.
The church from Lipova is embellished with two layers of ancient frescoes, dating from the 15th century. In 1732, the orthodox community from Lipova restores the old painting, and in 1785 the old iconostasis is demolished and replaced with the current one, painted by Tenetchi.
In 1792 the proportions of the church are magnified, and the architecture receives a Baroque accent. The last restauration was made between 1928 – 1930 with the substantial contribution of Sever Bocu – the minister of Banat. The church vault was raised from 7 to 14 meters; the windows were adorned with stained glass. “The church, once Episcopal cathedral was consecrated and rendered to its divine destination on the 21st of December 1930. Not for us, My Lord, but for Your Glory and the Country’s.” (Sever Bocu)
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