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Hajnówka as a small settlement started to change into a town after First World War along the development of wood industry.
The time of truly fast growth came however in 70’s of XX century.
The town doubled its inhabitants number, reaching 25 thousands, bringing them from nearby, mostly orthodox villages. The thing that makes visitors going to Białowieża stop in Hajnówka is orthodox church of Holy Trinity. It is one of the most beautiful orthodox temple in Poland. The building is quite impressive and has amazing architecture and interior. The layout of the temple is based on the use of irregular plan of intertwining softly modulated concrete shells and cross layout of parabolic cradles. Domes shaped as cones are supported by columns and topped with onion domes. The project was designed by architect professor Aleksander Grygorowicz from Poznań Technical University.


In few meters from the temple a belfry was build and conncted to church with characteristic arcade.
Specialists point out to the works of modern architecture of Le orbusier as inspiration, others say that it relates to the old Russian type of Pole Churches.
Aleksander Grygorowicz was given the award of St. Brother Albert.
The area of the temple is 1000 m2, the height with cross is 50 m. The building has two storeys, seven altars and can hold at once up to 5000 people.
Every orthodox temple has three parts – vestibule for the believers, nave and presbytery, where the altar is located. All churches are also orientated that means the altar always is located in eastern part. Presbytery is separated from the nave by iconostas (a wall of icons) with doors in the middle and two smaller on the sides. The middle door are called Royal Gate (Carskije Wrata). Through them the King of Glory is brought in the form of Sacred Gifts. There are always icons of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and four Evangelists on them. Smaller doors are Deacon Gates. To the right of Royal Gate there is always the icon of the Saviour, to the left Our Lady. Iconostas main and side to the left are made of ceramics and marble and stained glass chandelier in the shape of Greek cross. The beautiful stained glasses were made in Cracow according to professor Adam Stalony-Dobrzański design.