Kostel svateho Cyrila a Metodeje - Bilovice nad Svitavou, Czech Republic
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N 49° 14.687 E 016° 40.306
33U E 621674 N 5456012
Quick Description: Kostel svatého Cyrila a Metodeje v Bílovicích nad Svitavou
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/2/2014 1:33:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMKMH0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
Kostel svatého Cyrila a Metodeje v Bílovicích nad Svitavou pochází z let 1908–1913, kdy byl vystaven podle projektu brnenského architekta Antonína Blažka. V kostele je umístena socha svatého Václava z 2. poloviny 17. století. Posvecen byl 20. cervence 1913 bystrckým dekanem Juliem Koubkem. V dubnu 1945 byl kostel cástecne ponicen ostrelováním vesnice sovetskými vojsky.

Je farním kostelem farnosti Bílovice nad Svatavou a je chránen jako kulturní památka Ceské republiky.

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About Church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Bílovice nad Svitavou

The church in Bílovice nad Svitavou was built in 1908-1913 by the architect Antonín Blažek in the late Historism style with Neo-Gothic, Art Noveau and Modernism signs. The church was damaged during WWII – in 1945, Russian soldiers damaged both the exteriors and interiors during liberation of Czechoslovakia. The damaged parts had to be replaced. In 2005, some re-constructions work was done, including installing a new altar. Recently, there are masses in the church performed almost every day, and various activities for both adults and children take place, too.

The church has one nave built in North-South direction. The nave has a rectangle shape. There is a pentagonal-shaped presbytery with a rectangular sacristy attached. There is a side chapel on the western side of the church and a 34 meters high tower on the Southern side.

There is a painting above the entrance door. Originally, the painting showed The Holy Trinity. However, it was destroyed during WWII. Now, the painting shows St Cyril and Methodius and the original pattern was painted by Jano Köhler in 1912.

There are three arch windows on the belfry floor. There are three bells named St. Cyrill and Methodius, St Anna, and St. Joseph. These bells were made by R. Manoušek in 1947. In the highest part of the tower, there are four clocks. The tower has a pyramid shape and has a cross on top.

The facade is unique for its double-structure both in colors and materials. There are lines of red bricks combined with grey stone. Another decorative part is the roof, where colorful ceramic tiles were used.

The church is a Czech Republic´s National Cultural Landmark.

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Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1913

Diocese: brněnská

Kostel sv. Cyrila a Metodeje
Bílovice nad Svitavou, Czech Republic

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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