Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Feast of St. Nicholas - St. Nicholas Cathedral - Elblag, Poland
Happy St. Nicholas Day!
St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral
(Katedra Sw. Mikolaja)
Image Courtesy: Wikipedia
Since St. Nicholas Day is such an important and lovely holiday in Poland I thought to post about this very old church located in the north of the country.
This beautiful church's cornerstone was first laid in 1247. The building was completely destroyed during WWII... but the indomitable spirit of the Polish people prevailed. It was totally reconstructed and in 1992, it was made a cathedral.
An interesting View
Katedra Sw. Mikolaja
Image Courtesy: Geolocations
It's fun to note that St. Nicholas - that is, Sw. Mikolaj in Polish - brings gifts to all the good boys and girls on this, the anniversary of his repose. But if a child is naughty - watch out! A switch made from one of those lovely birch trees that fill the rolling hills and plains of the country is given instead!
One more view!
Image Courtesy: Wikimedia
Happy St. Nicholas Day to all!!