Iconostasis, Orthodox Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Brunary

On the north side of the nave surrounded by the Tree of Life, is a late-Baroque altar of Our Lady of Sorrows from the first half of the 18th century. Unfortunately, the altar only has a copy of the Pietà. The original painting was stolen in 1991. The current one was painted by the art restorer Teresa Pieniążek from Nowy Sącz. On the door of the tabernacle is a chalice with an interesting and rare Eucharistic motif of Jesus Christ. By the wall of the northern nave stands an altar of the Our Lady of Ilińsk with Child, from the first half of the 18th century. Its character, deviating from the Orthodox style, indicates it must have come from a Catholic church. The image of the Virgin Mary is painted with tempera on wood and gilded. The altar conceals a figure of Jesus Christ in the tomb, unveiled for the Easter period. In the southern nave is a Baroque altar of the Transfiguration of the Lord from the early 18th century. At the top of the altar is an icon of the Last Supper and the Eye of Providence. On the southern wall of the nave hangs a large 19th-century painting of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a Latinised version of the Orthodox depiction of the Intercession of the Theotokos, the protector of all estates of the Church (the king, the nobles, and the peasantry). In the painting, you can recognise King Jan III Sobieski. Next to the post-council altar on the southern side is a small altar of the Assumption of Mary, painted in August 2001 on a restored frame. It was painted by Alina Kostka-Bernadyn from Tarnów. Earlier, this frame held an image of the Agony in the Garden – an oil print that was destroyed by time.

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