The legend says that the previous tserkva in this village was burned down together with worshipers and the parish priest by the Tartars. The Poles acted in a similar manner in 1945-47, by burning down villages and evacuating the Ukrainian native population. The village in Polonna was evacuated and burned down on March 28, 1946. The land plots were joined to form a collective farm. The tserkva was rebuilt into a barn and stables by lowering the masonry walls by about 6 feet and providing a new roof. The bell tower still stands near the stables. A sketch of the original Ukrainian tserkva can be found in the third section.
Patronage of the B. V. Mary