Holy Trinity Church & Basilian Gate [Šv. Trejybės Cerkvė ir Bazilijonų Vartai]

Consisting of a church, monastery, belfry and beautiful rococo gate, with the exception of the latter much of it in a state of hideous disrepair, the Holy Trinity Church originally dates from 1514 and features elements of Gothic, Baroque and Neo-Byzantine architecture. Built at the behest of the Belarusian national hero Konstantin Ivanovich Ostrozhsky (Konstantinas Ostrogiškis, ca. 1460-1530), the church, which was extensively altered after a serious fire in the middle of the 18th century, belongs to the Uniates or Eastern Catholic Church, a peculiar faith which fuses together many Orthodox beliefs whilst recognising the Pope as God’s representative on Earth. The church is a complete mess inside, almost completely empty with the exception of some wonderful, barely visible frescos both inside and out. There’s also a small chapel on the right as you enter. Renovation work is slow. The elaborate, 17.9m gate was built in 1761 to a design by Johann Christoph Glaubitz (Jonas Kristupas Glaubicas, ca. 1700-1767).

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  • also at 16:00 on Sunday there is service/ holy mass in polish language .It is important to know also, there is the holy painting of God mercy , "Jezu ufam Tobie" ( Jesus I trust you) painted on the base of the dream of Nun Faustyna Kowalska on 22.02.1931 .During that dream Jesus ordered her to paint his image form her dream and He said "that the soul who will worship that image will never die" , so she did. The holy painting was taken from Holy Spirit Church in Vilnius to present Holy Trinity Church in year 2005.


Open 08:00 - 19:00.

Service only in Ukrainian 07:00, 09:00, 17:00 18:30, Sat 07:45, 09:00, Sun 10:00, 12:00, 17:30.


Aušros Vartų 7b


(+370) 5 212 25 78

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