Olomouc Orthodox Church

Add to Bucket ListAdded!

Quick Summary

Location
49°35'52"N
017°16'08"E
Country
 Czech Republic
Categories
  • Sacral
Rating
Take me there!

Description

Olomouc Orthodox Church or Church of St. Gorazd is an Orthodox Christian church in the city of Olomouc in Moravia, in the Czech Republic. It was built and consecrated in 1939 and dedicated to St. Gorazd (Slavic enlightener in the 9th century). In 1950 it became a cathedral, because Olomouc is the seat of the Olomouc-Brno eparchy. The church was repaired in 1985–1987. In 1987, the church saw the canonization of Bishop Gorazd of Prague as St. Gorazd II. Bishop Gorazd had been executed by the Nazis in 1942 for hiding the paratroopers who assassinated Reinhard Heydrich.
This dGuide uses material from the Wikipedia,
released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Rating

Overall Rating
Please comment your rating:

Please log in to rate this dGuide!