Church of St. George, Tovarnik

Church of St. George
Crkva svetog Đorđa
Црква светог Ђорђа
Church of St. George
Church of St. George
Shown within Vukovar-Srijem County
45°10′0″N 19°9′0″E / 45.16667°N 19.15000°E / 45.16667; 19.15000Coordinates: 45°10′0″N 19°9′0″E / 45.16667°N 19.15000°E / 45.16667; 19.15000
Location Tovarnik
Country Croatia
Denomination Serbian Orthodox
Dedication St. George[1]
Style Baroque and Classicism
Completed 1799[2]
Archdiocese Eparchy of Srem

The Church of St. George (Croatian: Crkva svetog Georgija,[2][3] Serbian Cyrillic: Црква светог Ђорђа) in Tovarnik is Serbian Orthodox church in eastern Croatia built in 1799.[2] Together with the orthodox church in Ilok and Church of the Holy Venerable Mother Parascheva it is under the spiritual jurisdiction of Eparchy of Srem with the seat in Sremski Karlovci, contrary to the most of the other Serbian Orthodox churches in eastern Croatia that are under the Eparchy of Osječko polje and Baranja.[4][5]


Church of St. George was built in 1799. At the end of World War II, after the fall of Nazi and Ustaša forces on Syrmian Front, group of 51 local ethnic Danube Swabians and Croats were killed on the church ground by Yugoslav Partisans resistance forces.[6] In 2012 unknown perpetrators break the church's windows by hitting stones at them during the night.[3]


  1. "Šidsko arhijerejsko namesništo". Eparchy of Srem. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  2. 1 2 3 "Tovarnik". Croatian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  3. 1 2 "Razbili stakla na pravoslavnoj crkvi u Tovarniku". Večernji list. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  4. Ličina, Đorđe (21 July 2012). "Pokrajine Broj 657". Novosti (Croatia). Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  5. "ВЛАДИКА ВАСИЛИЈЕ ПОСЕТИО ВУКОВАРСКО-СРЕМСКУ ЖУПАНИЈУ". Joint Council of Municipalities. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  6. "OBLJETNICA: U Tovarniku obilježena 68. obljetnica stradanja Hrvata i Nijemaca". 7 December 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
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