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LOG CHURCH OF MOST HOLY MOTHER IN ČETEREŽE
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The old log church in a village Četereže was built in 1805 and belongs to the oldest temples of this type. It is located outside the settlement, by the Žabari – Petrovac upon Mlava road. In a spacious port, a new church was built in and both are dedicated to the Birth of Most Holy Mother.

The log church is of a single – nave base with a semicircular altar apse in the east and a rectangular porch in the west. Three wooden pillars carry an open porch. A barrel vault inside is not preserved, thus the roof construction, as well as the vault construction are completely visible. Its interior is divided only with an altar partition. The church walls are made of oak planks, horizontally arrayed and stuck in wooden pillars, and in the apse part they are completely bent and follow the apse’s arched line. The walls are set on the unprocessed stone foundations. The roof is low, slightly sloped, rounded above the apse and covered with reclaimed roof tile. For some time, the church walls were plastered with mud mortar from the outside and whitewashed, a witness of which are the traces of carpenter’s axe by which the plank surfaces were made rough, as well as the remains of plaster at the plank and pillar joint in the apse part.

The church iconostasis is of simple processing, colored in black. At the top of the iconostasis partition there are only two oval icons of St. Holy Mother and St. John Theologian and Crucifixion.

The log church was brought down in 2000 and replaced with a new one which has a reinforced concrete skeleton construction and wooden coating. The church dimensions are approximately the same as with the old one, but the shape is entirely altered. The new church has a semicircular apse and a semicircular porch, a massive, high and steep roof with moderate slope and wide eaves, rounded in the altar and porch part and covered with shingle. Today’s log church in Četereže represents a miniature Pokajnica monastery and is related to the old church only by the location.