The Minsk Church of St. Roch / The Roman Catholic Church of Holy Trinity

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The Minsk Church of St. Roch / The Roman Catholic Church of Holy Trinity
The Minsk Church of St. Roch / The Roman Catholic Church of Holy Trinity
The Minsk Church of St. Roch / The Roman Catholic Church of Holy Trinity
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220005 Nezavisimosti ave., 44a
Minsk
Minsk Region
Belarus

The Roman Catholic Church of Holy Trinity (known also as the Minsk Church of St. Roch) was built in 1864 upon the project by M. Sivitsky, academician of St. Petersburg Arts Academy, in substitution for a wooden church standing there before.

There are many interesting facts related to the Church of Holy Trinity. One of the legends explains the origin of the name Zolotaya Gorka (literal translation is Golden Hill) where the church is located. Once, a terrible epidemic of a contagious disease broke out in the city. People died so quickly that they couldn’t be even buried. One of the parishioners — a doctor — proposed to build a church in honor of St. Roch, catholic saint who dedicated his life to helping the people suffering from plague and other infectious diseases. The doctor spread his coat on the ground, where all the believers could leave their donations: gold coins and jewelry. As a result, the coat was full of gold very soon.

 

Another legend has it that during one of the cholera epidemics one Minsk citizen had a dream in which Saint Roch had told him to find a statue buried under the ruins of the Church of benefactors in order to save the city. After the lengthy search the wooden statue of Saint Roch was found, cleaned and carried around the city in a solemn procession. Afterwards it was placed in a wooden chapel on the Golden Hill. As the epidemic began to wane, the statue was recognized as a miracle-working statue.

Since then this saint is known as a patron of the Belarusian capital.

 

Pragmatists claim that local merchants buried their money and jewelry there, which is why the hill was named golden.

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Great place. I recommend to everyone.
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Отличное место. Советую всем.
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Open and running the Church on a Golden mountain. The territory of the temple itself is small, but has sculptures and a neat garden.
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Открытый и работающий костел на золотой горе. Территория самого храма небольшая, но на ней есть скульптуры и аккуратный сад.
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The architecture in accordance with the style.
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Архитектура в соответствии со стилем.
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Beautiful old Church
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Красивый старый костёл
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Periodically plays the organ!
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Периодически играет орган!
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The Roman Catholic Church. Founded in the IV century by king Jagiello. In 1409 was burned. Was rebuilt, but in 1809 warmed again. The stone building was built in 1864.
the neo-Gothic style.
a Very beautiful Church, with good service. Worked in the Soviet Union. At the Church, then often arranged organ concerts.
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Католический костел. Основан в IV веке королем Ягайло. В 1409 году сгорел. Был построен заново, но в 1809 году согрел опять. Каменное здание было построено в 1864 году.
Неоготический стиль.
Очень красивый костел, с хорошей службой. Работал еще при СССР. В помещении костела тогда часто устраивали органные концерты.
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My favorite catholic church in Minsk...
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