|Voronizh Settlement (7,300 residents), Shostka Region, is situated along the banks of Osota River. It is considered that it is the site of the town mentioned in 1177, which disappeared after the Mongolian invasion in 1239 Early in the 17thc, there emerged the Hamlet of Voronizh, which after 1654 became a somia town of Nizhyn regiment During its history, the settlement had its ups and downs depending both on its boundary position and abilities or willfulness of local mlers. In the 18th c, Voronizh was a major trading center. Of all five churches only the showiest and architectonically perfect St. Michael Church with a bell tower survived (1776-1781) . The forms of the church, probably built by architect I, Hryhorovych-Barsky show the conventional orthodox combination of Ukrainian Baroque forms with Classicism. Its distinctive feature is the blend of architectural peculiarities of Orthodox and Catholic buildings for public worship, which are unusual for Left-Bank Ukraine. Thematic high reliefs showing apostles decorate the exterior of the church.