Lodz

Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

  ul. Henryka Sienkiewicza 38     28 Mar 2022
Church of the Exaltation of St. Cross was built in the years 1860-1880. The church is made of brick, built in the neo-Romanesque style, according to the design of Franciszek Tournelle. Built on a cross plan, three-nave, with two chapels, with a tower on the pediment. There are porches to the east and west. The sacristy is behind the main altar. The church was consecrated on May 19, 1888 by Archbishop Wincenty Teofil Chościak Popiel. Church of the Exaltation of St. The three-nave temple is built on a cross plan, with two chapels, a tower on the pediment, porches from the east and west, and a sacristy behind the main altar. There are 6 altars inside. The main wooden, marbled altar is a gift from Karol Scheibler, who also funded the pulpit and the organ (31 voices). Within the main altar, there is the image of the Savior on the cross and the statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. John standing under the cross, while on the sides - figures of St. Peter and St. Paul. The side altars were funded by Edward Herbst. The stained glass windows come from 1891. In the years 1920–1930, the parishioners founded 3 bells and the Way of the Cross (plaster). In 1926, the chapel of St. Anthony, 2 side vestibules and a new sacristy. During World War II, this church was intended only for German Catholics, so it was not damaged. After the war, the church began to decline. A significant number of parishioners are retired and poor people. For over a dozen years, the church has been undergoing renovations, which have been intensified in recent years. Slowly, the church is regaining its original beauty. 
Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Photo by Guillaume Speurt.

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