Friday, 31 March 2017

Laetare Sunday. Church Of The Holy Cross, Vilnius, Lithuania.



Rose Vestments in use at Divine Holy Mass
on Laetare Sunday 
at the 
Church of The Holy Cross, Vilnius, Lithuania
Illustration: NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT


Church of The Holy Cross, Vilnius, Lithuania.
To the West of the President’s Office, in Vilnius, is the Church of The Holy Cross, built on the site of the Martyrdom of a group of Franciscan Friars in the 14th-Century. In the 16th-Century, a Gothic Chapel of The Holy Cross was built here by the Bishop of Vilnius, Povilas Alšėniškis.
Soon, the adjoining house was converted into a Baroque Church, which was given to The Bonifari.
The Bonifari Church was famous for the Well in its basement, whose water had wonder-working healing powers (especially for eyes) and the painting of Saint Mary Snow (Bonifari Mother of God) on The High Altar, which was said to have miracle –working powers.
In 1976, under the Communists, the Church was converted into a concert hall, and known as the Small Baroque Hall. Nowadays, the Church has been returned to The Catholic Church.
Caption and Illustration: VILNIUS - TOURISM

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