1732 - Statue pedestal - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 04.783 E 014° 25.187
33U E 458486 N 5547654
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of St. Jude Thaddaeus beside of the Church of the Holy Trinity
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 8/5/2018 12:22:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMYX8M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
Views: 15

Long Description:
St. Jude Thaddaeus is the Patron Saint of Hope and impossible causes and one of Jesus’ original twelve Apostles. He preached the Gospel with great passion, often in the most difficult circumstances. St. Jude is traditionally depicted carrying the image of Jesus in his hand. This recalls one of his miracles during his work spreading the Word of God.


About chronogram
The inscription is somewhat dilapidated. The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text. The statue was placed in front of the church in 1732 - it corresponds to year in chronogram.


HIC STAT DESPERANTUM VERUS ET UNICUS PATRONUS
CZ: Zde stojí zoufajících pravý a jedinecný ochránce
EN: There is a unique and true protector in despair


The Holy Trinity Church [CZ: Kostel Nejsvetejší Trojice] (visit link)
The Baroque church stands in the place of former Jewish cemetery. The construction of the church designed by Octavian Broggio started in 1708. The builders were Kryštof Dientzenhofer and Jan Jirí Aichbauer. The consecration took place in 1713. The whole building expresses the symbolism of the trinity, which is evident from the front entrance that leads into Spálená Street. It has three entrance portals and three windows above them. Right of the front is a statue of St John of Nepomuk in Cubist wall, on the left behind a semicircular gate there is a copy of the statue of St Jude Thaddeus by academic sculptor Jirí Novák.
The church is three-aisled with a dome over the main tower, each nave is divided into three fields. The vaults are decorated with paintings of Antonín Schlachter, the main altarpiece of the Holy Trinity is by A. Maulbertsch.
In 1980´s the church was in a very dilapidated condition and its demolition was considered. In 1990´s fortunately a gradual reconstruction of the truss and the roof started, followed by the facades. Painted decorations were restored by Mr and Mrs Slavík. Reconstruction was completed in 2004.¨
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: hIC stat DesperantVM VerVs et VnICVs patronVs

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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