Holy Cross Basilica in Warsaw, an amazing baroque church / Bazylika 艢wi臋tego Krzy偶a w Warszawie

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Hello everyone! 馃槉 Today in Warsaw was a warm but rainy evening. I rode my bike to Holy Cross Basilica and although I have passed this church many times (it is located in 艢r贸dmie艣cie district, at 3 Krakowskie Przedmie艣cie Street), I never looked inside. It had to happen once, and today was that day. The Holy Cross Basilica is one of the most famous and historic churches in Warsaw.

Cze艣膰 wszystkim! 馃槉 Dzisiaj w Warszawie by艂 ciep艂y, ale deszczowy wiecz贸r. Podjecha艂am na rowerze pod Bazylik臋 艢wi臋tego Krzy偶a i cho膰 przechodzi艂am ko艂o tego ko艣cio艂a wielokrotnie (znajduje si臋 w dzielnicy 艢r贸dmie艣cie, przy ul. Krakowskie Przedmie艣cie 3), nigdy nie zajrza艂am do 艣rodka. Kiedy艣 musia艂o to wreczcie nast膮pi膰 i dzisiaj by艂 ten dzie艅. Bazylika 艢wi臋tego Krzy偶a to jeden z najbardziej znanych, zabytkowych ko艣cio艂贸w w Warszawie.

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In the photo above you can see built into a huge stone a reproduction of the painting by Bernardo Canaletto. He painted Krakowskie Przedmie艣cie in the 19th century, including the Basilica of the Holy Cross. It is a very old building, dating back to the 15th century.

Na zdj臋ciu powy偶ej mo偶ecie zobaczy膰 wbudowan膮 w ogromny kamie艅 reprodukcj臋 obrazu Bernardo Canaletto, kt贸ry w XIX wieku namalowa艂 Krakowskie Przedmie艣cie, w tym Bazylik臋 艢wi臋tego Krzy偶a. To bardzo stara budowla, kt贸rej pocz膮tki si臋gaj膮 XV wieku.

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A lot of people passed by in the vicinity of the church. Some were probably headed to the nearby University of Warsaw or to the Royal Castle. There was a buzz of conversations, the city was bustling with life. Even from the outside, the Holy Cross Basilica looks great. Attention is drawn to the statue of Jesus standing in front of the entrance to the church, carrying a huge cross on his back.

W okolicy ko艣cio艂a przechodzi艂o sporo ludzi. Niekt贸rzy pewnie zmierzali na pobliski Uniwersytet Warszawski albo w stron臋 Zamku Kr贸lewskiego. S艂ycha膰 by艂o gwar rozm贸w, miasto t臋tni膮ce 偶yciem. Ju偶 z zewn膮trz Bazylika 艢wi臋tego Krzy偶a prezentuje si臋 znakomicie. Uwag臋 przykuwa ustawiona przed wej艣ciem do ko艣cio艂a rze藕ba Jezusa nios膮cego na plecach ogromny krzy偶.

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Inside the church you can admire the wonderful baroque interior. On the main altar there is a painting "The Crucifixion of Jerzy Eleuter Szymonowicz-Siemiginowski", and on the choir there is a 58-voice organ from the 19th century. They were played by Stanis艂aw Moniuszko, the famous Polish composer, musician and organist. The golden color of the altar looks amazing.
Based on: Wikipedia

W 艣rodku ko艣cio艂a mo偶na podziwia膰 cudowne, barokowe wn臋trza. Na o艂tarzu g艂贸wnym znajduje si臋 obraz "Ukrzy偶owanie Jerzego Eleutera Szymonowicza-Siemiginowskiego", a na ch贸rze znajduj膮 si臋 58-g艂osowe organy z XIX wieku. Gra艂 na nich Stanos艂aw Moniuszki, s艂ynny polski kompozytor, organista. muzyk. Niesamowicie prezentuje si臋 z艂oty kolor o艂tarza."
Na podstawie: Wikipedia

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There are several golden altars in the side naves of the church. On the left there are the altar of St. Joseph, altar of St. Michael the Archangel and St. Angels and the altar of St. Felicissima. You can buy candles by the altars, light them and put them in special cabinets by the altars. The intentions of the faithful are written on golden tablets.

Po bokach ko艣cio艂a, w tzw. bocznych nawach znajduje si臋 kilka z艂otych o艂tarzy. Po lewej stronie s膮 to o艂tarz 艣w. J贸zefa , o艂tarz 艣w. Micha艂a Archanio艂a i 艣w. Anio艂贸w i o艂tarz 艣w. Felicissimy. Przy o艂tarzach mo偶na kupi膰 艣wieczki, zapali膰 je i postawi膰 w specjalnych szafkach przy o艂tarzach. Na z艂otych tabliczkach wypisane s膮 intencje wiernych.

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On the left, right at the entrance to the church, you can see a small chapel in memory of Pope John Paul II, with a beautiful white sculpture of the Pope. Here, too, you can light candles for some intention. You can feel privacy here, the place is conducive to spiritual reflection and prayers.

Po lewej stronie, tu偶 przy wej艣ciu do ko艣cio艂a mo偶na zobaczy膰 ma艂膮 kaplic臋 po艣wi臋con膮 pami臋ci papie偶a Jana Paw艂a II, z pi臋kn膮 bia艂膮 rze藕b膮 papie偶a. Tu r贸wnie偶 mo偶na zapali膰 艣wieczki w jakiej艣 intencji. Mo偶na tu poczu膰 prywatno艣膰, miejsce sprzyja duchowym rozwa偶aniom i modlitwom.

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In the pillars of the temple are embedded urns with the hearts of Fryderyk Chopin (from the Carrara marble epitaph made by Leonard Marconi, unveiled on March 5, 1880) and W艂adys艂aw Reymont (1929).
Source: Wikipedia

W filarach 艣wi膮tyni wmurowane s膮 urny z sercami Fryderyka Chopina (z epitafium z kararyjskiego marmuru wykonanym przez Leonarda Marconiego, ods艂oni臋tym 5 marca 1880) oraz W艂adys艂awa Reymonta (1929).
殴r贸d艂o: Wikipedia

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On the pews at the entrance to the church, I saw a lot of photocopies entitled "The Mystery of Happiness - fifteen prayers of St. Bridget". There were also various leaflets about Church events.

Na 艂aweczkach przy wej艣ciu do ko艣cio艂a widzia艂am sporo kser贸wek z napisem "Tajemnica szcz臋艣cia - pi臋tna艣cie modlitw 艣w. Brygidy". By艂y te偶 r贸偶ne ulotki dotycz膮ce ko艣cielnych wydarze艅.

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Original content by @katiefreespirit
All photos and text (except citations) are my own.

Oryginalna tre艣膰 autorstwa @katiefreespirit
Wszystkie zdj臋cia i tekst (z wyj膮tkiem cytat贸w) s膮 moje.

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