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photoblog image Verkiai-Church of the Discovery of the Holy Cross

Verkiai-Church of the Discovery of the Holy Cross

 

"The original purpose of the church was to show appreciation to God for the victory against the Russian army in the Battle of Vilnius during the Second Northern War, which started in 1655 and lasted until 1661. The construction of the church began in 1662 under the supervision of the Bishop of Vilnius Jerzy Biallozor. Biallozor died in 1665 and his heir, Bishop Aleksander Sapieha, took charge of the construction. In 1668, he entrusted the local Dominicans from the Convent of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius the supervision of the construction, which was validated by the Master of the Dominican Order in 1670. The church was solemnly consecrated on June 9, 1669 on the feast of Pentecost."  (https://wikimili.com/en/Church_of_the_Discovery_of_the_Holy_Cross,_Vilnius)

Verkiai-Church of the Discovery of the Holy Cross

 

"The original purpose of the church was to show appreciation to God for the victory against the Russian army in the Battle of Vilnius during the Second Northern War, which started in 1655 and lasted until 1661. The construction of the church began in 1662 under the supervision of the Bishop of Vilnius Jerzy Biallozor. Biallozor died in 1665 and his heir, Bishop Aleksander Sapieha, took charge of the construction. In 1668, he entrusted the local Dominicans from the Convent of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius the supervision of the construction, which was validated by the Master of the Dominican Order in 1670. The church was solemnly consecrated on June 9, 1669 on the feast of Pentecost."  (https://wikimili.com/en/Church_of_the_Discovery_of_the_Holy_Cross,_Vilnius)

comments (4)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Oct 2019, 06:38
Nice church Tom.

Lithuania has been in receipt of unwelcome invaders from all directions over the centuries..
Tom Wilson: It has indeed, Chris - the fact that they have kept their culture and their language is quite amazing!
Lithuania beating Russia is a bit like Exeter City beating Arsenal grin
Tom Wilson: Tough folk - the Lithuanian Knights were also the only force to defeat the Teutonic Knights in the 15th century smile
A really nice looking church and I like the small buildings in the churchyard.
Tom Wilson: You'll be impressed by the interior, Brian. The small buildings are "stations of the cross" - 35 of them in all along a pathway through the park, ending at the church.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Oct 2019, 20:54
The Church on its little knoll seems to be soaring
Tom Wilson: It's an impressive piece of architecture - you'll probably enjoy the interior tomorrow smile

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