Sts. Kosmas and Damian
Two famous Ukrainian religious persons come from Bortne. Here Toma Polanskyj was born in 1796. He became a priest in 1819, and was consecrated as bishop of Peremyshl in 1859. He served until his death in 1869.
Also Julian Pelesh was born in Bortne in
1843. He became the parish priest at St. Barbara
in Vienna. In 1885 he was consecrated as the first
bishop of the new Eparchy of Stanyslaviv. Later he
became the bishop in Peremyshl from 1891 to
The tserkva is now used by the Polish Roman Catholic parish.