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Brochure about Prague nativity scenes in English

Brochure about Prague nativity scenes in English

18. 12. 2018 | Praha

We present you a brochure about Prague nativity scenes in English. Learn here the possibility to visit nativity scenes in selected Prague churches, a short story about their history and dates Sunday services.

We invite you to visit!

 

Dear Visitors,

Let me invite you to our churches where we meet for prayer and where we slow down and a find a touch of beauty. At Christmas time, we are also reminded of the fundamental event in the history of salvation – birth of the one who is the light of our lives. Light, which the darkness has no power to consume. Let us join in the centuries-old tradition of building and admiring the nativity scenes, which is connected with the Roman Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Saint Francis of Assisi and also our Týn Church where the Christmas crib with Little Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the others is documented back to the mid-16th century.

That said, please accept my invitation and take a rest by the birth-place of Christ, the mighty ruler and source of our hopes who took upon himself our humanity with all its fragility.

Blessed Christmas!

Dominik Cardinal Duka, Archbishop of Prague

BETHLEHEM

Bethlehem (in Hebrew Bejt-lechem – בית לחם – the house of bread) is the birthplace of King David who ruled at the turn of the 11th and 10th centuries BC and who was regarded a model for all kings and rulers. The town is situated about 7 kilometers away from Jerusalem, on the edge of a desert, which bursts into flower in the wet season and becomes a welcome paradise for herds of goats and sheep. So it is not surprising that the first witnesses of the birth of Jesus Christ were shepherds who spent the nights with their herds.

THE CALENDAR AND CHRISTMAS

Our Christmas cribs are a reminder of the birth of Jesus. We can find the oldest record of a Christmas celebration in a Roman chronicle dating back to 354. However, we do not know the exact date of Jesus' birth. Here it is the date, which was to be celebrated as the day of the birth of the sun according to a decree of Emperor Aurelianus from 275 AD. Yet for the Christians, it was always unthinkable to worship the sun as the God. They believe that it is the true loving God who is the giver of the existence and life. In fact, he goes so far that he himself becomes a man – Jesus is born as a defenceless human child. He is the true sun. However, Jesus' story does not end in the crib; it culminates at Easter. He – the God and the Man – takes all human guilt, misery and evil upon himself and dies in complete deliverance of all the people in the terrifying death on the cross. Yet he overcomes the death by divine power and offers the gift of life to anybody who believes in him. Christmas is thus closely connected with the drama of Easter and in some respects heralds it.

NATIVITY SCENES

The tradition of building nativity scenes is connected with the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore where a copy of the Bethlehem cave was created already in the 5th century AD. The crib as we know it today is associated with Saint Francis of Assisi who desired to mediate the atmosphere of the Christmas night to all people, so he created a live nativity scene where he celebrated Christmas in 1223. In our lands, the tradition of building nativity scenes dates back to the early Baroque period. The first Christmas crib was probably made in St. Clement Church (now St. Salvator Church) and one of the first nativity scenes was also created in the Týn Church in Prague. The nativity scenes were pushed from churches to households by decrees of Joseph II at the end of the 18th century when the new phenomenon and great tradition of folk nativity scenes was born. Some of the nativity scenes are famous even behind our borders. Today, we can see nativity scenes commonly in the churches. They are put there at the end of Advent, which lasts four weeks until 25th December and which is the time of preparation for the arrival of Jesus Christ – the Messiah. The nativity scenes are displayed throughout the Christmas time, which starts on the eve of the Birth of the Lord (Christmas Eve) and ends with the Baptism of the Lord (in 2019, it is on 13 January). In some churches they remain until Candlemas (on 2nd February).

 

PRAGUE 1 – HRADČANY, CATHEDRAL OF STS. VITUS, WENCESLAS, AND ADALBERT

PRAGUE 1 – HRADČANY, CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN MARY QUEEN OF ANGELS

PRAGUE 1 – MALÁ STRANA, CHURCH OF OUR LADY UNDER THE CHAIN

PRAGUE 1 – MALÁ STRANA, CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN MARY VICTORIOUS AND SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA

PRAGUE 1 – MALÁ STRANA, ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH

PRAGUE 1 – MALÁ STRANA, ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH

PRAGUE 1 – MALÁ STRANA, ST. THOMAS CHURCH

PRAGUE 1 – NOVÉ MĚSTO, THE CHURCH OF ST. HENRY AND CUNIGUNDE

PRAGUE 1 – NOVÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF SAINT JOSEPH

PRAGUE 1 – STARÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF OUR LADY BEFORE TÝN

PRAGUE 1 – STARÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF THE MOST HOLY SAVIOUR

PRAGUE 1 – STARÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

PRAGUE 1 – STARÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF ST. HAVEL

PRAGUE 2 – NOVÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF OUR LADY AND SAINT JEROME, SAINT CYRIL AND METHODIUS, STAIN ADALBERT AND PROKOP

PRAGUE 2 – NOVÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF ST. IGNATIUS

PRAGUE 2 – VYŠEHRAD, STS. PETER AND PAUL BASILICA

PRAGUE 3 – VINOHRADY, CHURCH OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF OUR LORD

PRAGUE 4 – LHOTKA, CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN MARY QUEEN OF PEACE

PRAGUE 6 – DEJVICE, ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH

PRAGUE 6 – LIBOC, CHURCH OF STS. FABIAN AND SEBASTIAN

PRAGUE 7 – HOLEŠOVICE, CHURCH OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA

PRAGUE 8 – BOHNICE, ST. WENCESLAS CHURCH

PRAGUE 8 – KARLÍN, CHURCH OF STS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS

PRAGUE 10 – ZÁBĚHLICE, CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY OF THE VIRGIN MARY

PRAGUE 11 – CHODOV, CHAPEL OF ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA (MOTHER TERESA COMMUNITY CENTRE)

PRAGUE 11 – CHODOV, THE CHURCH OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

PRAGUE 13 – STODŮLKY, CHURCH OF ST. JACOB THE ELDER

PRAGUE 15 – HOSTIVAŘ, CHURCH OF THE BEHEADING OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

PRAGUE 17 – ŘEPY, BÍLÁ HORA, THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY VICTORIOUS

PRAGUE 17 – ŘEPY, CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY

PRAGUE-ČAKOVICE, THE CHURCH OF ST. REMIGIUS

PRAGUE-KOLODĚJE, CHURCH OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

PRAGUE-KUNRATICE, CHURCH OF ST. JACOB THE ELDER

PRAGUE-PETROVICE, CHURCH OF ST. JACOB THE ELDER

PRAGUE-SLIVENEC, ALL SAINTS CHURCH

PRAGUE-VINOŘ, CHURCH OF THE ELEVATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

PRAGUE 1 – HRADČANY, CATHEDRAL OF STS. VITUS, WENCESLAS, AND ADALBERT

3rd courtyard of Prague Castle

A monumental, ceramic nativity scene was chosen for the cathedral, created by Prof. Helena Johnová (*1884 Soběslav, †1962 Prague). The impetus for its creation was put forth by the Union for the Completion of the Building of St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle. It was to be on permanent exhibition in the chapel beneath the treasury, but its implementation was halted by the onset of World War II and the advent of the totalitarian regime. This project, conceived as a glazed nativity with ethnographic elements that were to reflect the relationship of the Slavic soul to God, was never realised. Today's nativity, comprised of 25 figures made of polychrome pottery was meant to only be provisional, but it ultimately charmed its way into the hearts and minds of the people. Part of its distinctiveness lies primarily in the non-traditional position of the Virgin Mary kneeling, embracing her child in the manger, which has been duplicated countless times. The nativity was created by sculptor Václav Andres from Prague (*17/9/1894 Moravská Chrástová, †24/6/1969). The final scenic modifications were carried out by conservator Karel Stádník.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

25/12/2018 – 26/12/2018, 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

31/12/2018, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

01/01/2019, 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Web: www.katedralasvatehovita.cz

GPS: 50°5'26.403"N, 14°23'59.858"E

Sunday masses: 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m.

Vespers prayer begins at 5:00 p.m.

PRAGUE 1 – HRADČANY, CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN MARY QUEEN OF ANGELS

Loretánské náměstí

It is estimated that the oldest nativity figures may have originated as early as the 2nd quarter of the 18th century, evidently thanks to the efforts of a Capuchin Brother. He supposedly worked on the nativity for 10 years. The piece was most likely created in Bohemia by an artist familiar with the tradition of the Neapolitan vignette nativities. It is the only one of its kind in Bohemia, so a more in-depth comparison cannot be made. It is an impressive piece, with a total of 48 figurines (of which 32 are human and 16 are animal), in many cases in life size. The tallest figures are the shepherds, which measure up to 175 cm. The question of its methods of construction remains open. At the turn of the 20th century, the crib was set up at the side altar. Today's setup of the nativity scene was designed by academic sculptor and conservator Karel Stádník. The background, a valuable painting on cardstock, is from Liberec.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

25/12/2018 – 30/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

31/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2/1/2019 – 4/1/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

5/1/2019 – 6/1/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Additional events:

27/12/2018, 3:45 p.m. | Singing carols

Web: www.kapucini.cz

GPS: 50°5'23.507"N, 14°23'26.176"E

Sunday masses: 8:30 a.m.

PRAGUE 1 – MALÁ STRANA, CHURCH OF OUR LADY UNDER THE CHAIN

Lázeňská

The nativity scene is made of wood and was made in the second half of the 19th century. This classic nativity composition depicts a ramshackle hut with the Holy Family, a bullock, and a donkey. All of the figures, including the sheep, are all turned to the central point of the nativity, to baby Jesus. This is an apt reference to the meaning of Christmas: the birth of the Saviour. At its foundation, this nativity is the work of the woodcarving firm of Josef Krejčík in Prague.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

26/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

30/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

31/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Web: www.maltezskyrad.cz

GPS: 50°5'11.660"N, 14°24'23.540"E

Sunday masses: 10:00 a.m. (every 3rd SUN of the month in Latin)

PRAGUE 1 – MALÁ STRANA, CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN MARY VICTORIOUS AND SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA (Prague Infant Jesus)

Karmelitská

A large, modern panel painting of a nativity scene outside, guides visitors from the tram stop to the church terrace. The nativity scene inside the church consists of the Holy Family with a bullock and donkey. This is a modern series-produced product, the material of which imitates porcelain. In some years this Holy Family is accompanied by figures of animals from an older carved nativity scene. The museum has a permanent exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world – Central and South America, Canada, the Philippines and other countries (entrance through the church, museum opening times Monday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., free entry)

Nativity scene visiting hours:

17/12/2018 – 24/12/2018, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

26/12/2018 – 06/01/2019, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Additional events:

25/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Czech Christmas Mass by Jakub Jan Ryba

Web: www.pragjesu.cz

GPS: 50°5'8.390"N, 14°24'12.392"E

Sunday masses: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. (English), 5:00 p.m. (French), 6:00 p.m. (Italian), 7:00 p.m.

PRAGUE 1 – MALÁ STRANA, ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH

Josefská

The nativity scene is nestled in humble scenery, with the central motif being a simple hut in which the Holy Family resides. The Three Kings are approaching the hut, with their retinue on one side and shepherds on the other. Each of the figures direct their gaze toward the manger as the centre and meaning of Christmas. The crib's unique appearance is credited to the colourful polychrome with distinctive paint. The nativity scene is the work of an unknown woodcarver who incorporated folk elements into the piece. The crib is supplemented by plaster figures as well. A statue of baby Jesus in a cradle is also on display in the church during the Christmas season. It was customary in nunneries to sing carols to baby Jesus being rocked in his cradle.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

25/12/2018 – 06/01/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Web: augustiniani.cz

GPS: 50°5'17.689"N, 14°24'21.989"E

Sunday masses: 11:00 a.m. (FR)

PRAGUE 1 – MALÁ STRANA, ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH

Vlašská

The nativity is comprised of wooden figurines approximately 15 to 30 cm tall. It was carved over a span of 10 years by folk woodcarver Jirkovský in 2000–2010. His nativity scene is based on the nativity in Pavlice in Moravia.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

25/12/2018 – 26/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

27/12/2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

28/12/2018, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

29/12/2018 – 30/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

31/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

02/01/2019 – 05/01/2019, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

06/01/2019, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

13/01/2019, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Web: https://cs-cz.facebook.com/KostelKarlaBoromejskeho

GPS: 50°5'12.991"N, 14°23'46.201"E

Sunday masses: 10:00 a.m.

PRAGUE 1 – MALÁ STRANA, ST. THOMAS CHURCH

Josefská

The wooden nativity was completed most likely at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The composition is comprised of classic figures that appear in almost all nativity scenes. The atmosphere of the Night of the Nativity is emphasised by the sparse light glowing from inside the humble hut. In its centre rests baby Jesus: the Light of the World. The woodcarving work originated over one hundred years ago in Tyrol. Nativity scenes purchased from this region are characterised by their high quality carving craftsmanship and inner spiritual strength.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

25/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

26/12/2018, 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

31/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Web: www.augustiniani.cz

GPS: 50°5'19.292"N, 14°24'19.360"E

Sunday masses: 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. (Enlisch), 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 2:00 p.m. (Philippine), 5:00 p.m.

PRAGUE 1 – Nové Město, THE CHURCH OF ST. HENRY AND CUNIGUNDE

Jindřišská

The nativity scene is a set of a large number of polychrome figures. The variety of the distinctive types of the individual figures can help to classify the works of Josef Krejčík who worked at the turn of the 20th century. It is probably his largest nativity scene on the territory of Prague. It was carefully restored in the first years of the 21st century.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018 – 26/12/2018, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

31/12/2018, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Web: praha.fara.sk

GPS: 50°5'5.488"N, 14°25'49.789"E

Sunday masses: 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (Hungarian), 11:00 a.m. (Slovak)

PRAGUE 1 – NOVÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF SAINT JOSEPH

nám. Republiky

The nativity scene in this church of the Order of the Friars Minor Capuchin is a carved work credited to the family of Mr Joseph Chochola (1866 – 1918) of Příbram, who later moved to Smíchov in Prague. His workshop created not only figures for nativity scenes, but mainly puppets. His sons Joseph (in the third generation) and Adolf and Václav also carved nativity scene figures. The few preserved documents demonstrate that the poor carving trade was a family business. This is why it is not possible to determine the author of this nativity scene with certainty, even though we can assume that it was made by the son Václav. In 2016 the nativity scene will be displayed for the first time in a new arrangement, adapted for small children.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

25/12/2018 – 26/12/2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

31/12/2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Web: kapucini.cz

GPS: 50°5'19.681"N, 14°25'45.273"E

Sunday masses:  8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m.

PRAGUE 1 – STARÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF OUR LADY BEFORE TÝN

Staroměstské náměstí

The display is comprised of a group of wooden figurines originating from different periods on a tiered backdrop of a stylised city culminating in ramparts and battlements. The shepherd figurines have been plagued by thefts over the years, which is why they have been replaced by newer ones. The oldest figures are those of the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and a number of shepherds, which originated most likely at the end of the 19th century. With the exception of the hut, none of the other older architectural elements have survived. One of the special features of this nativity is the dual conception of the Holy Family: Beginning with the Epiphany, baby Jesus in the manger is replaced by a more biblically accurate representation of a seated Virgin Mary with the baby in her lap being adored by the Magi of the East.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

25/12/2018 – 26/12/2018, 10:00 a. m. – 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

30/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

06/01/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

13/01/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Additional events:

28/12/2018, 4:00 p.m. | Christmas sightseeing the church

04/01/2019, 6:00 p.m. | Christmas concert

Web: www.tyn.cz

GPS: 50°5'15.739"N, 14°25'20.712"E

Sunday masses: 9:30 a.m., 9:00 p.m.

PRAGUE 1 – STARÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF THE MOST HOLY SAVIOUR

Křižovnické nám.

The foundation of this nativity scene is a carved work from the workshop of Jan Procházka of Příbram. This high-quality work also contains several plaster figures. The manger is placed on the altar table of the secondary altar without architecture. The figure of the shepherd with a trumpet is interesting, because it is a reminder of the Christmas Eve trumpet music played in the Příbram Region. The nativity scene was created at the beginning of the 20th century. The workshop of Jan Procházka also created many similar nativity scenes, but this is probably the only one in Prague. The company was founded by Jan Procházka (1854 – 1944) of Příbram, and his sons Emmanuel and Josef continued in the trade. The Jesuits probably built the first nativity scene in Bohemia in 1562, in the predecessor of today’s Church of the Most Holy Saviour at Klementinum - the Church of Saint Clement. However, this nativity scene has been lost.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018 – 25/12/2018, 11:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

25/12/2018, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

01/01/2019, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Web: www.farnostsalvator.cz

GPS: 50°5'10.259"N, 14°24'53.100"E

Sunday masses:  2:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.

PRAGUE 1 – STARÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Křižovnické nám.

The author of this carved polychrome nativity scene is academic sculptor Václav Andrés, born in 1894 in Moravská Chrástava. He was a graduate of the School of Decorative Arts in Prague and the Academy of Art. He became a painter of portraits, landscapes, still lifes and bouquets. He painted religious topics and altar paintings. He worked on several orders for the Order of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star. He restored several paintings by Brandl, Reiner and Liška in the Order’s main building. His first sacral work was created in cooperation with the Temple Association in Pelhřimov and Master Andrés subsequently started to work on his own. He created a church nativity scene for the Order in 1937.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

25/12/2018 – 26/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

27/12/2018 – 30/12/2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

31/12/2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Web: www.krizovnici.eu

GPS: 50°5'10.963"N, 14°24'51.531"E

Sunday masses: 9:30 a.m.

PRAGUE 1 – STARÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF ST. HAVEL

Havelská

Theft has plagued this nativity scene as well, which is a nativity comprised of a combination of wooden figurines of varying age. The individual figures had to be replaced throughout the years by newer ones. Just like the Týn nativity scene, the artist of this scene is unknown. The core of the nativity originated in the 19th century, and is mentioned by nativity scene expert K. Procházka in 1908. At the time, the church nativity was 30 years old, and the donor was unknown. Its architecture was completed recently, and is supplemented by a stylised paper landscape. The crib is displayed according to tradition immediately at the front entrance of the St. Wenceslas Chapel.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

25/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

26/12/2018 – 28/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

30/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

06/01/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Web: www.tyn.cz

GPS: 50°5'8.385"N, 14°25'19.919"E

Sunday masses: 8:30 a.m.

PRAGUE 2 – NOVÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF OUR LADY AND SAINT JEROME, SAINT CYRIL AND METHODIUS, STAIN ADALBERT AND PROKOP

Na Slovanech (Opatství Emauzy)

At the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries this nativity scene – a typical example of the Beuron school of art – was made by the brothers Benitius, Gabhardus and Robert, members of the local community. The figures were made using a combined technique overlaid with papier-mâché. Prague residents loved and worshipped this nativity scene, which is also why they visited it in great numbers. The nativity scene was not destroyed during the bombing at the end of the war like the church, but some figures were lost. After 1948 the nativity scene was kept at Strahov Monastery, where it was displayed at Christmas. In 2002 it was returned to Emauzy and was displayed in the church after it was reopened in 2003. The nativity scene, with its practically life-size figures, has two versions. The first version with shepherds is displayed from Christmas Day until Epiphany, with Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph kneeling in adoration of little Jesus in his manger. On Epiphany the figures are replaced and the Magi are added and Virgin Mary is seated with a little Jesus in her lap, while Joseph stands at her side.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

25/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

25/12/2018 – 31/12/2018, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

13/01/2019, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Additional events:

13/01/2019, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Singing Christmas songs and carols

Web: www.emauzy.cz

GPS: 50°4'20.380"N, 14°25'2.813"E

Sunday masses:  10:00 a.m.

PRAGUE 2 – NOVÉ MĚSTO, CHURCH OF ST. IGNATIUS

Karlovo náměstí

The crib at St. Ignatius was acquired in 1949–1954. It was created by František Charvát, a sculptor and woodcarver from the Umělecký Závod pro Práce Kostelní a Dekorativní[Church and Decorative Artistic Works] in Kutná Hora. František Charvát's facility created countless custom sculpture pieces for church establishments. It also did restoration work. The captivating beauty of the large nativity scene of this church can be considered the apex of the nativity production of this facility.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

26/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

31/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

01/01/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Web: ignackostel.webnode.cz

GPS: 50°4'31.842"N, 14°25'15.705"E

Sunday masses: 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. (Latin), 5:30 p.m.

PRAGUE 2 – VYŠEHRAD, STS. PETER AND PAUL BASILICA

Štulcova

The nativity scene is comprised of 13 figures, including the Holy Family, in life size, and 5 animal figures. The figures of the Holy Family, Three Kings, angels, gift-bearers, and animals (bullock, donkey, and sheep) are carved from wood, in polychrome realistic post-Nazarene style, and originated at the end of the 19th century. The artist is unknown, however, the carving work is similar to that of Tyrolean woodcarvers. The nativity was supplemented with a stylised wooden chalet with a shingled roof. Above the nativity hangs an angel holding a banner with the words, "Gloria in excelsis Deo." The nativity scene figures were restored in the 1990s. The fine woodcarving work of the figures and the installation of the nativity ranks this among the most beautiful in all of Prague.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

25/12/2018 – 30/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

31/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

01/01/2019 – 05/01/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

06/01/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

07/01/2019 – 02/02/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bethlehem light:

24/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Additional events:

26/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Singing by the Christmas crib

26/12/2018, 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. | Christmas organ concert

06/01/2019, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Czech Christmas Mass by Jakub Jan Ryba

Web: www.kkvys.cz

GPS: 50°3'52.040"N, 14°25'4.363"E

Sunday masses: 9:00 a.m.

PRAGUE 3 – VINOHRADY, CHURCH OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF OUR LORD

 náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad

The nativity scene was created in 1945–1946 by painter, woodcarver, and sculptor Václav Andres (*17/9/1894 Moravská Chrástová, † around 1980). The arrangement of the nativity scene is based on the so-called Konnersreuth nativity (based on the visions of stigmatic Therese Neumann from Konnersreuth, Germany). The Holy Family resides in a cave, with sheep and shepherds pressed in around baby Jesus (a single black sheep stands facing out) with additional shepherds approaching. Above the cave, singing angels and cherubs float upon a large cloud. The nativity scene has two versions: one with a newborn Jesus wrapped in cloth, and a second, Epiphany version with an older Child sitting on the lap of the Virgin Mary, arms outstretched toward the open treasure chest of one of the kings. The entire piece is made of wood.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

26/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

31/12/2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Web: http://srdcepane.cz/

GPS: 50°4'40.812"N, 14°27'2.665"E

Sunday masses: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.

PRAGUE 4 – LHOTKA, CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN MARY QUEEN OF PEACE

Ve Lhotce 330/36

The original Lhotka nativity scene, which was damaged at some unknown date, originated some time in 1938. Today, the only statuettes that remain of the original are the elephant, several figures, an angel, and a black child (moneyboxes). The rest come from the nativity scene that once stood in the chapel at the Krč hospital. This nativity can be seen in the television documentary by Mr Čáslavský on Masaryk's homes (Krč hospital). The hospital chapel was closed in the 1950s. This is why Vladimír Rudolf combined the two nativities. The new nativity scene was purchased during a parish trip to Domažlice in 2003. It comes from the artistic woodcarving studio, FRANC, in Třebíč.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

25/12/2018 – 28/12/2018, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

29/12/2018, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

30/12/2018 – 02/01/2019, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

05/01/2019, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

06/01/2019, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Bethlehem light: 

24/12/2018, 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Web: lhoteckafarnost.cz

GPS: 50°1'13.524"N, 14°26'15.228"E

Sunday masses: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m.

PRAGUE 6 – DEJVICE, ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH

U Matěje

In 1972, Jan Machač began his employment as a priest at St. Matthew's Church, which provided support for the mother of academic painter Helena Horálková. Out of gratitude, she then brought gingerbread figures for him to hand out to the altar boys. However, he liked them so much that he had the figures displayed at the church instead. In the following years, the unassuming gift steadily grew to breathtaking proportions. At the height of its glory, the crib boasted over 300 figurines, decorated in authentic folk costume. Today's nativity scene is the work of Horálková's apprentice, Daniel Zítek, who has been baking and decorating the nativity since 2002. The crib today numbers around 250 figures.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

25/12/2018 – 26/12/2018, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

29/12/2018 – 30/12/2018, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

05/01/2019 – 06/01/2019, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

12/01/2019 – 13/01/2019, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

19/01/2019 – 20/01/2019, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

26/01/2019 – 27/01/2019, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bethlehem light: 

24/12/2018, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Web: www.matejstranti.com

GPS: 50°6'47.585"N, 14°22'38.710"E

Sunday masses: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.

PRAGUE 6 – LIBOC, CHURCH OF STS. FABIAN AND SEBASTIAN

Libocká

The nativity originated most likely in the late 19th century, when the new church was constructed in place of the old stone church. How long and the manner in which it was displayed is unknown. In any case, its main section lay forgotten for many years in a box in the choir loft. It was discovered during a spring cleaning approximately 15 years ago. At the time, the figurines were rather unsightly, primarily due to the numerous layers of paint that obscured the delicate moulding of the figures and hid the original colouration. Restoration efforts revealed relatively high-quality workmanship, which echoed woodcarvings from the Příbram region. Until recently, the statuettes were positioned in front of a stone cave. It was not until the reconstruction of the charnel house in 2010 that the wooden cottages were found. The figurines are carved from wood, and the polychrome is in oil on a chalk foundation.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

25/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

26/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bethlehem light: 

24/12/2018, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Web: www.rkfliboc.cz

GPS: 50°5'13.297"N, 14°19'44.000"E

Sunday masses: 8:30 a.m.

PRAGUE 7 – HOLEŠOVICE, CHURCH OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA

Strossmayerovo náměstí

The Slavic nativity scene was created by academic sculptor Václav Cvekl, and the backdrop by Karel Štapfer. The history of Cvekl's nativity begins around 1904. The nativity scene was gradually supplemented with folk-costumed figurines of other Slavic nations. The nationalistic conception of this nativity scene has garnered attention in the U.S., Japan, and Spain. The crib was saved from exportation abroad by parish priest Silvestr Hrnčíř, who bought it for the then newly constructed Church of St. Anthony, which has been the home of the crib since 1923. The nativity scene is typical in its aim to bring the biblical story to our nation, and allow believers to become - in the figurative sense - one of those who have come to kneel before the newborn Redeemer.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

25/12/2018 – 30/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

31/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Web: http://www.svatyantonin.cz/

GPS: 50°5'55.590"N, 14°26'6.490"E

Sunday masses: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.

PRAGUE 8 – BOHNICE, ST. WENCESLAS CHURCH

Ústavní

The nativity scene for St. Wenceslas Church was created by the patients of the Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital (PNB) under the guidance of art therapist Evženie Tomková Towen in the 1990s. In addition to this ceramic nativity, paper, textile, or wooden nativity scenes are on display each year as well, created by patients as a part of their therapy programme.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

30/12/2018, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

31/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

06/01/2019, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Bethlehem light:

24/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Web: http://www.bohnice.cz/zakladni-informace/kostel-sv-vaclava/

GPS: 50°8'6.590"N, 14°25'27.592"E

Sunday masses: 10:00 a.m.

PRAGUE 8 – KARLÍN, CHURCH OF STS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS

Karlínské náměstí

The canvas nativity scene landscape hangs on the wall. The cave is made of wood.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 8:00 a.m. – 11:55 p.m.

25/12/2018, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

26/12/2018, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

31/12/2018, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Web: www.farnost-karlin.cz

GPS: 50°5'28.990"N, 14°26'53.189"E

Sunday masses: 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.

PRAGUE 10 – ZÁBĚHLICE, CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY OF THE VIRGIN MARY

K Prádelně

The Záběhlice nativity scene with relatively small figures was created gradually as an activity of the parishioners since the mid-19th century. It consists of a figural plaster set and a little cowshed. In the background, the crib is supplemented with an image of biblical landscape. The size of the nativity scene corresponds to the size of the church. The nativity scene, which is located in the front section of the church, is continuously maintained and delicately supplemented – it is alive.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

25/12/2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

26/12/2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Web: www.centrumhostivar.cz

GPS: 50°3'10.091"N, 14°29'14.792"E

Sunday masses: 9:30 a.m.

PRAGUE 11 – CHODOV, CHAPEL OF ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA (MOTHER TERESA COMMUNITY CENTRE)

U Modré školy 1

The modern chapel of the Community Centre features a new nativity scene, which is located in front of the communion table. It is characterized by non-traditional but tasteful depiction of the nativity figures. The inventive carving and the colour design emanate the joy of the miracle of Jesus' birth. The nativity scene was created by Mr. Josef Bláha (1928-1999), a Prague native and graduate of a graphic school. It is a gift donated by the canon Miroslav Vágner. The robust creche, which is situated at the entrance, is the work of a Polish artist and was donated to the church by German worshippers.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 3:29 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

26/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Web: www.kcmt.cz

GPS: 50°1'47.949"N, 14°31'25.382"E

Sunday masses: 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

PRAGUE 11 – CHODOV, THE CHURCH OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Na Sádce

The small church and the large parish characterize the Christian community of a large Prague housing estate. Its nativity scene is a small work created by an experienced carver. The details of the individual figures are accurate and anatomically correct. The colour polychromy of the nativity scene clears up the whole scene of the story behind the birth of Christ. The author is unknown, but it was supplemented by Jiří Konvička, a versatile artist and a Chodov parishioner and Mr. Chochola, a carver and probably a member of the Chochola family of carvers who come from the Příbram region. Their workshop was eventually located in Prague. The small nativity scene in the corner of the Chodov church welcomes the birth of Christ every year. You can find everything that belongs in the nativity scene there.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Web: www.kcmt.cz

GPS: 50°1'54.689"N, 14°30'11.991"E

Sunday masses: 8:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m.

PRAGUE 13 – STODŮLKY, CHURCH OF ST. JACOB THE ELDER

Kovářova

The plaster nativity scene is a replica of the original, one-hundred-year-old nativity, which was stolen from the church in the 1990s.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Web: centrumbutovice.cz

GPS: 50°2'57.390"N, 14°18'46.091"E

Sunday masses: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m.

PRAGUE 15 – HOSTIVAŘ, CHURCH OF THE BEHEADING OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

Domkářská

This smaller-scale nativity is displayed in the back of the church throughout the entire Christmas season. The diminutive nativity scene figurines are the masterful woodcarving workmanship of Josef Krejčík from Prague. He was the owner of an established woodcarving workshop active in Prague at the turn of the 20th century. We can stand before nativity scenes by this same artist in a number of Prague churches, but the figures are typically taller. However, it is the diminutiveness of the figures in this church that make this nativity so appealing.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

25/12/2018, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

26/12/2018, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Additional events:

25/12/2018, 5:00 p.m. – Live nativity scene in front of the church

Web: www.centrumhostivar.cz

GPS: 50°2'56.602"N, 14°31'28.088"E

Sunday masses: 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

PRAGUE 17 – ŘEPY, BÍLÁ HORA, THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY VICTORIOUS

Karlovarská 3/6

The nativity scene with small figures and the ruins below a high rock with a nicely created town is a folk work probably from the Příbram region. Similar figures were carved by the local carvers for sale on the pilgrim site of Svatá Hora and also for the St. Nicholas Market in Prague. The folk concept makes this nativity scene a kind of exception among the Prague church nativity scenes. The figures were repaired by Jan Roda in 2008. The nativity scene is located in the cloister of St. Wenceslas Chapel.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

25/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

26/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

01/01/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Web: www.benediktinky.cz

GPS: 50°4'33.908"N, 14°19'18.865"E

Sunday masses: 11:00 a.m.

PRAGUE 17 – ŘEPY, CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY

K Šancím

At the first glance, the nativity scene shows signs of carving by František Vratislav Buk (1855–1927). It comes from the early 20th century. The creation of the nativity scene is connected with restoration of this church around the year 2000.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

26/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

31/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Web: www.farnostrepy.estranky.cz

GPS: 50°4'10.063"N, 14°17'41.358"E

Sunday masses: 9:00 a.m.

PRAGUE-ČAKOVICE, THE CHURCH OF ST. REMIGIUS

nám. 25. března

This nativity scene is one of the smaller works with only of a few dozen figures carved in wood. The author is not known and the estimated time of origin is about the 1920s.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

26/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Web: farnostcakovice.cz

GPS: 50°9'5.609"N, 14°31'26.655"E

Sunday masses: 8:30 a.m.

PRAGUE-KOLODĚJE, CHURCH OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

Lupenická, Podzámecká

The Koloděje parish is again pleased to invite you to the newly acquired nativity scene, which was created by the carver Miroslav Hácha. The figures were meticulously treated and preserved by the father and son Nachlinger. The nativity scene has 27 figures and an additional figure of the Archangel Gabriel, which can be seen already during the Advent in the Annunciation scene. The Bethlehem landscape has survived from the original stolen nativity scene, which probably came from the work of Bohumil Bek in Kutná Hora. We thank all donors and those who look after the nativity scene and the church.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

25/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

26/12/2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Web: www.kolodeje.farnost.cz

GPS: 50°3'36.432"N, 14°38'24.922"E

Sunday masses: 9:00 a.m., every 3rd SUN of the month also at 10:30 a.m. for families with children

PRAGUE-KUNRATICE, CHURCH OF ST. JACOB THE ELDER

Kostelní náměstí

The plaster nativity scene originated in the late 19th century. It was created in the workshop of the company of B. Müller. Restoration work in 2000 was conducted by Karel Hasse.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

26/12/2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

31/12/2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bethlehem light:

24/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

26/12/2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Additional events:

30/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Concert of dulcimer music

Web: www.farnostkunratice.cz

GPS: 50°0'47.259"N, 14°29'1.096"E

Sunday masses: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (for families with children), 7:00 p.m. (Vietnamese)

PRAGUE-PETROVICE, CHURCH OF ST. JACOB THE ELDER

Edisonova

The Petrovice nativity scene has a decade-long tradition. Its author is MUDr. Jiřina Němcová. "From the very onset," she says, "the idea was for the piece to appeal primarily to all of the children of the parish." However, over time, it became obvious that it appealed to more than just the children. The nativity scene is constructed from photographs. The landscape is made up of Petrovice and Horní Měcholupy houses and schools, the shepherds are people that attend the local church. It is set up at the beginning of advent, and gradually fills up with stars and angels, which symbolise prayers, good deeds, and gifts or mercy from God. Later it is enlivened by the shepherds as well, during Christmas mass by the star and the Holy Family, and on the feast of the Epiphany, the Three Kings appear. It currently features approximately 600 figures of parishioners: those who are still on this earth, as well as those who have already departed to be with the Lord. And thus they all form a single, enduring, interwoven parish community.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

25/12/2018 – 26/12/2018, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

30/12/2018, 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

01/01/2019, 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

06/01/2019, 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

13/01/2019, 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

Bethlehem light:

24/12/2018, 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

25/12/2018, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Web: farnost.petrovice.org

GPS: 50°2'1.838"N, 14°33'19.066"E

Sunday masses: 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m.

PRAGUE-SLIVENEC, ALL SAINTS CHURCH

K Lochkovu

This nativity scene is most likely from the turn of the 19th century, and is crafted from plaster. Its polychrome of muted colours also speaks of this time period. The humble hut is surrounded by the usual group of shepherds and Three Kings with a servant, camel, and horse. One interesting detail of the crib is the lily in the hands of St. Joseph, which references his chastity and purity. This same detail appears in the Radotín nativity as well. The nativity scene was renovated in 2000 by academic sculptor Michal Macháček and Mr Miloš Dusil.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

26/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

30/12/2018 – 31/12/2018, 4:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

01/01/2019, 10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

06/01/2019, 4:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

13/01/2019, 4:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

20/01/2019, 4:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

27/01/2019, 4:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

Additional events:

26/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 9th Christmas meeting with play and singing

Bethlehem light: 

24/12/2018, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

GPS: 50°1'10.412"N, 14°21'16.007"E

Sunday masses: 5:00 p.m.

PRAGUE-VINOŘ, CHURCH OF THE ELEVATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

Vinořské náměstí

The background comes from the original church nativity scene from the early 20th century. If was made in the Prague carving workshop of F. V. Buk. Production of the figures for the new nativity scene, which are cast in resin, was arranged in 2003 and 2004 by Mr. Jan Kutáč, administrator of the Vinoř parish. The nativity scene was made by Milan Krajčo according to the origin of Charvát's nativity scene from St. Maurice Church in Kroměříž. The original nativity scene from the carving workshop of F. V. Buk can be seen in the Satalice chapel. 

Nativity scene visiting hours:

24/12/2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

25/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

26/12/2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

01/01/2019, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Web: www.farnost-vinor.org

GPS: 50°8'34.561"N, 14°34'51.214"E

Sunday masses: 10:30 a.m.

 


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V letošním roce se slaví svátek Svaté Rodiny v neděli 30. 12.

Při mši svaté na svátek Svaté rodiny děkují manželé, kteří spolu uzavřeli křesťanský sňatek, za společně prožitá léta a jsou pozváni k obnově svých manželských slibů, kterými se jeden druhému před Bohem zavázali.

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Žehnání vína na svátek sv. Jana

Žehnání vína na svátek sv. Jana

27. 12. 2018 | ČR

V církevním kalendáři najdeme 27. prosince svátek sv. Jana, apoštola. Tradice žehnání vína v tento den se váže k legendě, kdy měl sv. Jan vypít kalich vína s jedem, a protože jej předtím požehnal, jed mu neublížil.

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Proč se staví stromečky?

Proč se staví stromečky?

24. 12. 2018 | Praha

Po staletí slavíme Vánoce: štědrovečerní večeře s kaprem, stromeček, ozdoby a dárečky… Každá z těchto drobností je ve skutečnosti znamením něčeho velkého.

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Přehled vánočních bohoslužeb

Přehled vánočních bohoslužeb

24. 12. 2018 | ČR

Přehled vánočních bohoslužeb najdete na stránkách iBohoslužby.cz

 

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Obdarování - 4. neděle adventní

Obdarování - 4. neděle adventní

23. 12. 2018 | Praha

Advent je pro mnoho lidí časem shánění dárků. Obdarovávat je krásná věc. S určitou nadsázkou ale můžeme říci, že žijeme ve světě, který je sice bohatý (a my také!), ale který nám nic nedaruje. 

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Očekávání  - 3. neděle adventní

Očekávání - 3. neděle adventní

16. 12. 2018 | Praha

Advent je v křesťanství chápán jako doba očekávání. Nevznikl ovšem jako očekávání Vánoc coby rodinných svátků a rozdávaných dárků. To všechno se jaksi připojilo až postupně – a pro některé se stalo jednou náplní adventu, a posléze i Vánoc.

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Vzpomínání - 2. neděle adventní

Vzpomínání - 2. neděle adventní

9. 12. 2018 | Praha

Advent a zvláště Vánoce jsou pro mnoho lidí silným podnětem ke vzpomínání. Vzpomínky nejsou planou záležitostí. Mohou nás ujišťovat, že ačkoliv nebylo nikdy na světě zcela dobře, bylo a je možné prožít i za obtížných podmínek mnoho dobrého. I když jsme kdysi neměli to, co máme dnes, prožili jsme i v horších časech mnohé, na co rádi vzpomínáme. Nesmíme očekávat ráj na zemi ani zítra, ani pozítří, musíme však s těmito dny počítat.

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Biskupství brněnské zve na programy Brněnských Vánoc 2018

4. 12. 2018 | Brno

Podobně jako v předchozích letech je i letos Biskupství brněnské přizváno ke spolupráci při tradičních Brněnských Vánocích na prostranstvích v centru Brna.
 

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Ticho - 1. neděle adventní

Ticho - 1. neděle adventní

2. 12. 2018 | Praha

Žijeme v hlučném světě. Hluk není jen okolo nás, ale je často i v našem nitru. Valí se na nás starost za starostí a úkol za úkolem. Člověk ale někdy vyhledává hluk proto, aby neslyšel sám sebe. Aby vytěsnil otázky, které si klade, výčitky svědomí, případně opakovaný smutek v nitru nad tím, jak mu bylo ublíženo.

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Adventní duchovní obnovy

30. 11. 2018 | Brno

Farnosti brněnské diecéze nabízí možnost zastavení a ztišení se v průběhu celé adventní doby.  

V městě Brně je plánováno vícero možností, např. duchovní obnovy ve farnostech u katedrály, v Řečkovicích či Lískovci. Pro manžele je určena mj. duchovní obnova ve vranovském Duchovním centru.

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Přípravy programu Křesťanský advent a Vánoce 2018 v brněnské diecézi

29. 11. 2018 | Brno

Pestrou programovou nabídku adventních a vánočních programů ve farnostech, sborech, modlitebnách a dalších křesťanských společenstvích přináší v brněnské diecézi letos opět projekt Křesťanský advent a Vánoce. Programy 57 kostelů z Brna a okolí najdete v letošní informační brožurce. 
K hlubšímu prožití jednotlivých dnů adventu vydává každoročně Pastorační středisko brněnské diecéze tematickou brožurku Průvodce adventem.

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Přihlašování Betlémů pro pražskou diecézi spuštěno

Přihlašování Betlémů pro pražskou diecézi spuštěno

1. 10. 2018 | Praha

Přihlašování kostelů pro letošní projekt Křesťanské Vánoce bylo spuštěno. Kostel, resp. betlém je možné přihlásit až do 31. října 2018, abychom stihli zpracovat všechny potřebné údaje do brožurky, která se skládá z pražských betlémů. 

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Advent a Vánoce 2018

Advent a Vánoce 2018

30. 9. 2018 | ČR

Již od první adventní neděle 2. prosince 2018, která otevírá období příprav na čas Vánoc, se můžete těšit na aktuální informace o adventních a vánočních programech, které pro vás farnosti a sbory připravily.

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