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The Orthodox church and St. Stephen Shelter House were built to praise God, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

         The relics of the holy Children of Bethlehem were placed in the corner stone of the building,    In the altar there are relics of St. Apostle, the first Martyr Archdeacon Stephen, the relics of Ten Thousand Holy Martyrs of Nicodemia and St. John the New Mart
          The church and the House were built by the initiative of the Most Reverand Jeremiah, the Orthodox Bishop of Wroclaw and Szczecin diocese.    The church was consecrated by   Bishop Jeremiah on the 23rd august 1990 in the presence of Wroclaw clergy, and Szczecin diocese and other dioceses, as well as the representatives of the Evangelical churches of Switzerland and Germany and other countries.
          The primary reason for building the House was   the lack of accomodation for the retired priest,Mitrate Konstanty Bajko, the former pastor of St. Peter' and St. Paul's parish in Stargard Szczeciński. The House is the symbol of gratitude for Master Konstanty Bajko's hard work in Christ s Church, It pays homage to his perseverance in his martyrdom for his faith.#Due to his faith in God he was tortured, humiliated and imprisoned in Stalin s concentration camps for sixteen years. However, even there,as a prisoner he carried out his duties of a priest.
          The House also expresses the gratitude towards the clergy and laymen who   created    parishes of the Orthodox Church in western Poland in the 1940s and 1950s. The Mitrate, prof. Stefan Biegun the pastor of Saint Apostles' Peter's and Paul's parish in Jelenia Góra since 1947 until 1983 was one of those priests who were faithful to their community of Christ in the most difficult times. Rev. Stefan Biegun shared his exile together with his parishioners of Florynka in the 1940s.
          The House has been built thanks to enormous generosity   and help from Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen der Schweiz /The Organization of Help and Assistance of Evangelical Churches of Switzerland/. We are most grateful to the following members of this organization: Mrs. Marietta Bodmer, Rev. Franz Schule, Rev. Andreas Hess.
          The House has also received some help from the Ciałonisches V/erk der Evangelischen Kirche Deutschlands as well as from the Evangelical Church of Saxony /Kirchenprovinz Sachsen/ which is represented by the Rev. Horst Kruger-Meyer and his colleagues.    The donations were made by His Eminence. Most Rev. Mitrate Aleksy Znosko, Mr Lars Severinsson and Mrs Ruth Brandt from Sweden. During the most difficult period of construction, when it: seemed that it might not be possible to continue, we received donations from Dr. Patrick Broucke Prins von Tralles from Bonn. The collection of money and other Rifts was carried out by Ms Raisa Bieruń, donations were also made by the clergy and laymen of Orthodox Churches in Greece, Finland,  Roland and many others.    Among the latter, Mr Panagiotis Alexandris from Greece /who is always heartily devoted to the Orthodox cause/ should be mentioned.
          The icons in the iconostas were painted by the initiative of Mrs Helena Pavinskiy and were blessed by His Eminence, the Most Rev. Leon, the Metropolitan of Oulu in Finland. The icons were painted by the clergy and laymen painters of icons from the Oulu diocese of the Orthodox Church of Finla and they are the gifts from this diocese.
 The construction of the House would have been impossible without ihe^Penerosity and assistance of the Yoyvodship of Jelenia Góra,, Mr Jerzy Gołaczyński and his assistants. We would like to express our gratitude to Mr Jerzy Gołaczyński for his active support-in the most dramatic moments    of the construction of the House.
          The building was designed by the architects, Mr Tomasz Radwan and Mr Ryszard    Wiśniewski and their assistants, Rev. Sławomir Chwojko, the present pastor of St. Peter's and Paul's parish in Jelenia Góra took up the hard task of supervising the construction of the House on behalf of the Church.
          The executive inspectors were Mr Tadeusz Wróbel and Mr Eugeniusz Wisznia.
          The actual construction of the House was carried out by the following companies: Allemar, managed by Mr Radosław Berliński, ZIWKiG managed by master engineer J. Radkowski, companies Interpolrad, Kampol and building industrial plant managed by Eryka Skawiński,Bogusław Półchłopek and others.
          The great contribution to execution of many detailed elements is on the side of always ready to help Piotr Jaroszuk and Eliasz Tarasiewicz and also teenagers from Wrocław and other parishes.
          Raised in each divine service prayer in the intention of builders, donators and benefactors grasps all previously mentioned and those who were not mentioned
          Enourmous contribution in the processing of numerous elements was made by the forever helpful Piotr Jaroszuk and Eliasz Tarasiewicz, as well as by young people from Wroclaw and other parishes; many of them belonging to other dioceses.
          The prayer for the builders and benefactors which is said during every service in this church embraces everyone mentioned above as well as others not mentioned by name.