St. Wenceslaus - Petrohrad, CZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Forsyte
N 50° 07.420 E 013° 26.691
33U E 388835 N 5553538
Quick Description: Plastika Svatého Václava na Ceste ceských svatých v Petrohrade.
Location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/9/2020 9:16:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM13CQ0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Statue of Saint Wenceslaus near Petrohrad, the fifth one on Czech Saints Sculpture Trail.
Patron of Bohemia, the Czech Republic and Prague, St. Wenceslaus was born to the Duke Of Wratislaw near Prague around 903-907. Also known as Vaclav, he studied the faith with St. Ludmila, his grandmother. His father and grandmother were martyred by Drahomira and the Magyars who took over the state. A 922 coup put the young Wenceslaus in charge of government. He promoted Christianity. His brother Boleslaus aligned with Czech dissenters opposed to Wenceslaus. They asked Wenceslaus to a religious celebration during which they killed him as he went to Mass at Alt Bunzlau in 935. Known for virtue and being a virgin, Wenceslaus’ body was transferred by order of a repentant Boleslaus in 938 to Prague’s Church of St. Vitus. Often depicted with a crown, eagle on a banner, and dagger, his feast day is Sept. 28. He also is honored by a Czech public holiday on that day.


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Sculptors Name: Petr Kunc

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