1735 - Guardian Angel - Rohovládova Belá, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 06.368 E 015° 36.364
33U E 543339 N 5550607
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of Guardian Angel
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 1/2/2021 4:59:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM13KPF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 11

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal. The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.

The year 1735 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram:
paMatka paDV frantIsska sCare farare gehoz tVto zIVVothII(?) opatroVVaL angeL straznI

A guardian angel is an angel that is assigned to protect and guide a particular person, group, kingdom, or country. Belief in guardian angels can be traced throughout all antiquity.

The concept of angels that guard over particular people and nationalities played a common role in Ancient Judaism, while a theory of tutelary angels and their hierarchy was extensively developed in Christianity in the 5th century by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite.

The theology of angels and tutelary spirits has undergone many refinements since the 5th century. Belief in both the East and the West is that guardian angels serve to protect whichever person God assigns them to, and present prayer to God on that person's behalf.


Text uvedený na soše zní: Památce pádu Františka Sgare, faráre, cehož tuto život opatroval andel strážný. Dle zápisu v kronice pri prujezdu tohoto faráre Belou, se mu splašili kone a v techto místech se náhle zastavili, aniž by se nekomu cokoli stalo.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: paMatka paDV frantIsska sCare farare gehoz tVto zIVVothII(?) opatroVVaL angeL straznI

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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