Jesus Christ / Ježíš Kristus - Stará Boleslav (Central Bohemia)
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Quick Description: Depicted above-life size bronze statue of Jesus Christ decorates public space in the front of Baroque pilgrimage Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady (Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie) in Stará Boleslav.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/22/2017 12:20:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMVR8K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

Depicted above-life size bronze statue of Jesus Christ decorates public space in the front of Baroque pilgrimage Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady (Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie) in Stará Boleslav.

The statue, depicting Christ in traditional iconography, stands on very austere prismatic tiered stone pedestal with gilded inscription in Czech: "Pojdte ke mne vsichni, kteri pracujete a obtizeni jste, a ja vas obcerstvim [Matouš 11:28-30] / Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest" [Matthew 11:28-30]. The modern Christ statue was installed in 1935.


Jesus (ca. 4 BC – c. AD 30/33), also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, was a Jewish preacher and religious leader who became the central figure of Christianity. Christians believe him to be the Son of God and the awaited Messiah (Christ) prophesied in the Old Testament.

Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed historically, although the quest for the historical Jesus has produced little agreement on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the biblical Jesus reflects the historical Jesus. Jesus was a Galilean Jew who was baptized by John the Baptist and subsequently began his own ministry, preaching his message orally and often being referred to as "rabbi". He was arrested and tried by the Jewish authorities, and was crucified by the order of Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect. Jesus debated fellow Jews on how to best follow God, performed healings, taught in parables and gathered followers. After his death, his followers believed he rose from the dead, and the community they formed eventually became the Christian Church.

His birth is celebrated annually on December 25 (or various dates in January for some eastern churches) as a holiday known as Christmas, his crucifixion is honored on Good Friday, and his resurrection is celebrated on Easter. The widely used calendar era "AD", from the Latin anno Domini ("in the year of the Lord"), and the alternative "CE", are based on the approximate birth date of Jesus.

Christian doctrines include the beliefs that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of a virgin named Mary, performed miracles, founded the Church, died by crucifixion as a sacrifice to achieve atonement, rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven, whence he will return. Most Christians believe Jesus enables humans to be reconciled to God. The Nicene Creed asserts that Jesus will judge the living and the dead either before or after their bodily resurrection, an event tied to the Second Coming of Jesus in Christian eschatology. The great majority of Christians worship Jesus as the incarnation of God the Son, the second of three persons of a Divine Trinity. A minority of Christian denominations reject Trinitarianism, wholly or partly, as non-scriptural.

In Islam, Jesus (commonly transliterated as Isa) is considered one of God's important prophets and the Messiah. Muslims believe Jesus was a bringer of scripture and was born of a virgin but was not the Son of God. The Quran states that Jesus himself never claimed divinity. To most Muslims, Jesus was not crucified but was physically raised into Heaven by God. [wiki]

Associated Religion(s): Christianity

Statue Location: square in the front of Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie (Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady) in Stará Boleslav

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: unknown

Website: [Web Link]

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