St Nicholas' Cathedral Ljubljana Slovenia
Ljubljana Cathedral (Slovene: ljubljanska stolnica), officially named St. Nicholas's Church (cerkev sv. Nikolaja, unofficially also šenklavška cerkev), also named St. Nicholas' Cathedral (Slovene: stolnica sv. Nikolaja), the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, or simply the Cathedral (Stolnica), is a cathedral in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Originally, Ljubljana Cathedral was a Gothic church. In the early 18th century, it was replaced by a Baroque building. It is an easily recognizable landmark of the city with its green dome and twin towers and stands at Cyril and Methodius Square (Ciril-Metodov trg) by the nearby Ljubljana Central Market and Town Hall. Wikipedia
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Ljubljana Cathedral (Slovene: ljubljanska stolnica), officially named St. Nicholas's Church (cerkev sv. Nikolaja, unofficially also šenklavška cerkev), also named St. Nicholas' Cathedral (Slovene: stolnica sv. Nikolaja), the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, or simply the Cathedral (Stolnica), is a cathedral in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Originally, Ljubljana Cathedral was a Gothic church. In the early 18th century, it was replaced by a Baroque building. It is an easily recognizable landmark of the city with its green dome and twin towers and stands at Cyril and Methodius Square (Ciril-Metodov trg) by the nearby Ljubljana Central Market and Town Hall.
The site was originally occupied by an aisled three-nave Romanesque church, the oldest mention of which dates from 1262. It was a succursal church of the ancient Parish of Saint Peter. An extensive fire in 1361 saw it refurbished in the Gothic style but underwent alterations when the Diocese of Ljubljana was established in 1461 and the church became a cathedral. However, in 1469 it was burnt down again. This time, it was suspected to be arson, presumably by the Turks.
In 1700, at the initiative of Dean Johann Gregor Thalnitscher and the Academia Operosorum Labacensium, the Capuchin friar Florentianus Ponnensis from Milan or Bologna designed a new Baroque hall church. The following year, after the construction already started, the plan was revised and complemented by the Jesuit architect Andrea Pozzo who designed it as a basilica and added to it a dome. He did not supervise the realisation of his plan, so the buildings was significantly adapted by the builders, in particular by Francesco Bombassi of Venice. The two belfries, resembling of the Salzburg Cathedral, were added upon the plan by Lombard Giulio Quaglio.
The construction took place between 1701 and 1706. It was led by Francesco Bombasi, who already after a few months replaced the unreliable Francesco Feratta, and Mihael Zamerl. The master builder was Pavel Jugovic, and after his death in March 1704, Gregor Maček, Sr. The construction was completed in 1706, the first worship took place in the new building in August 1706, and the consecration took place on 8 May 1707. Originally, a fake dome was painted on the arch above the centre until the church's real dome was constructed by Matej Medved in 1841.
The church, oriented towards the east, is recognisable by its octagonal dome above the crossing at the eastern side, and two belfries at the western side. The dome with a cupola that replaced a painted one in 1841, was built by Matej Medved, whereas carpenter works were carried out by Jurij Pajk [sl]. The belfries were built in 1705–06 and have been decorated with gilded apples. Various relics and parchment inscriptions have been stored in them. The church towers have six bells, including the second oldest bell in Slovenia, dated to 1326, a bell by Gasparo de Franchi from 1706, and five bells by the Strojne Livarne factory. Between the belfries, there is a segmented semicircular gable, a 1989 reconstruction of the original Baroque gable that was after the 1895 Ljubljana earthquake replaced by the builder Franz Faleschini with a triangular one according to plans by the architect Raimund Jeblinger [de].
The facades of the church are decorated with 19th-century and 20th-century niches containing statues of bishops and saints, with Baroque frescoes, and with ancient Roman tombstones and some others named the Thalnitscher stone monument collection (Dolničarjev lapidarij), which was created in the early 18th century at the initiative of the historian Johann Gregor Thalnitscher. On the southern wall there is a side entrance in the eastern part and a brightly decorated Gothic pietà in the western part, a copy of one that used to be in the earlier Gothic cathedral. A sundial with Roman numerals and a Latin motto (Nescitis diem neque horam – You don't know the day or the hour), dated to 1826, also decorates the southern facade. It was renovated in 1989. The western facade with the main entrance is decorated with a plaque to the right of the entrance bearing a ceiling boss from the old Ljubljana cathedral in the form of Christ's head and the Latin inscription Memoria veteris ecclesiae cathedralis (old memories of the cathedral church).
There are six sandstone statues of bishops and saints in the niches of the cathedral. The niches of the southern facade contain the Gothic pietà, and statues of Saint Hermagoras and Saint Fortunatus, made of sandstone in 1872 by the sculptor Franc Ksaver Zajec.
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Ljubljana, St. Nicholas' Cathedral
St. Nicholas' Cathedral in Ljubljana (Slovenia) has three organs. In this video, you can hear music for two organs, played on both chancel organs. These are situated in cases from 1710, with the left one being a restoration/ reconstruction of the original Janeček organ from 1739 (built in 1993) and the right one made in Venetian style in 1996. Both were built by Orglarska delavnica Maribor. The recording was made during a visit of a group from Upper Austria, organists are prof. Rupert Gottfried Frieberger and prof. Ingemar Melchersson of Stift Schlägl. At the end you get a glimpse of the main organ, built by Ivan Milavec in 1911/12. Take a look at some photos of the two chancel organs:
Sorry about the poor video quality (the recording was made with a cell phone).
Stolnica svetega Nikolaja
Stolnica svetega Nikolaja v Ljubljani je stolnica Nadškofije Ljubljana in župnijska cerkev Župnije Ljubljana - Sv. Nikolaj. Gradili so jo od leta 1701 do leta 1706 po načrtih kapucinskega brata Florencijana in italijanskega umetnika Andrea Pozza na mestu, kjer je pred tem stala gotska cerkev; takrat sicer še brez zidane kupole, ki so jo postavili šele leta 1841. Notranjost so oblikovali slikarja Giulio Quaglio in Matej Langus, kiparji Francesco Robba, Angelo Pozzo, Paolo in Giuseppe Groppelli ter arhitekt Jože Plečnik. Stolnica je prostor kulturnih dogodkov in arhitekturno med najpomembnejšimi baročnimi spomeniki v državi. Od leta 2008 je zavarovana kot kulturni spomenik državnega pomena. To pa je utrinek iz notranjosti./Ljubljanske novice
Ljubljana - Gottesdienst in St. Nicholas
Röm-kath. Gottesdienst mit dem Erzbischof in St. Nicholas (Sveti Nikolaja, Dom des hl. Nikolaus). Der 1706 fertig gestellte Dom ist die Kathedralkirche des röm-kath. Erzbistums Ljubljana.
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List of Best Things to do in Ljubljana
Ljubljana Old Town
Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja)
River Ljubljanica Kanal
Triple Bridge (Tromostovje)
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church
Stolnica svetega Nikolaja - Ljubljana 08.09.2012
Večerni maši koncert za orgle in zbor
Ljubljana Dom St.Nicolaas
Klokgelui van de Dom St.Nicolaas.
Ljubljanska stolnica 1 - 1. 3. 2011
Pritrkavanje v ljubljanski stolnici sv. Nikolaja
Posnetek z dne 6.12.2014
Zvonovi / peal:
1. Gašper Franchi, 1706, 3584kg, Ø180.5cm, B° -7
2. Strojne livarne, 1932, des' -4
3. Strojne livarne, 1932, es' -2
4. Strojne livarne, 1932, f' -11
5. Strojne livarne, 1932, as' +2
6. stari zvon / the old bell 1328
Inside the St. Nicholas Church in Prague
Inside the St. Nicholas Church in Prague (tilt up).
Ljubljanska stolnica 2 - 1. 3. 2011
ORGLE V LJUBLJANSKI STOLNICI The Organs of the Cathedral in Ljubljana
LJUBLJANA - Slovenia Travel Guide | Around The World
Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. It has been the cultural, educational, economic, political, and administrative center of independent Slovenia since 1991. Its central geographic location within Slovenia, transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific and research institutions, and cultural tradition are contributing factors to its leading position.
During antiquity, a Roman city called Emona stood in the area. Ljubljana itself was first mentioned in the first half of the 12th century. It was under Habsburg rule from the Middle Ages until the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918. Situated at the middle of a trade route between the northern Adriatic Sea and the Danube region, it was the historical capital of Carniola, a Slovene-inhabited part of the Habsburg Monarchy.
The origin of name of the city, Ljubljana, is unclear. In the Middle Ages, both the river and the town were also known by the German name Laibach. This name was in official use as an endonym until 1918, and it remains frequent as a German exonym, both in common speech and official use. ) The city is alternatively named Lublana in many English language documents. The city is called Lublana in Silesian, Lubiana in Italian, in Latin: Labacum and anciently Aemona.
The city's architecture is a mix of styles. Despite the appearance of large buildings, especially at the city's edge, Ljubljana's historic center remains intact. Although the oldest architecture has been preserved from the Roman period, Ljubljana's downtown got its outline in the Middle Ages. After the 1511 earthquake, it was rebuilt in the Baroque style following Italian, particularly Venetian, models. After the quake in 1895, it was once again rebuilt, this time in the Vienna Secession style, which today is juxtaposed against the earlier Baroque style buildings that remain. Large sectors built in the inter-war period often include a personal touch by the architects Jože Plečnik and Ivan Vurnik.In the second half of the 20th century, parts of Ljubljana were redesigned by Edvard Ravnikar.
The central square in Ljubljana is Prešeren Square (Prešernov trg) where the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation (Frančiškanska cerkev) is located. Built between 1646 and 1660 (the belltowers following later), it replaced an older Gothic church on the same site. The layout takes the form of an early-Baroque basilica with one nave and two rows of lateral chapels. The Baroque main altar was executed by the sculptor Francesco Robba. Much of the original frescos were ruined by the cracks in the ceiling caused by the Ljubljana earthquake in 1895. The new frescos were painted by the Slovene impressionist painter Matej Sternen.
Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski grad) is a medieval castle with Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance architectural elements, located on the summit of Castle Hill, which dominates the city center. The area surrounding today's castle has been continuously inhabited since 1200 BC. The castle was built in the 12th century and was a residence of the Margraves, later the Dukes of Carniola. The castle's Viewing Tower dates to 1848; this was inhabited by a guard whose duty it was to fire cannons warning the city in case of fire or announcing important visitors or events, a function the castle still holds today. Cultural events and weddings also take place there. Since 2006, a funicular has linked the city center to the castle atop the hill.
Town Hall (Mestna hiša, Magistrat), located at Town Square, is the seat of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. The original building was built in a Gothic style in 1484. Between 1717 and 1719, the building underwent a Baroque renovation with a Venetian inspiration by the architect Gregor Maček, Sr.. Near Town Hall, at Town Square, stands a replica of the Baroque Robba Fountain. The original has been moved into the National Gallery in 2006. The Robba Fountain is decorated with an obelisk at the foot of which there are three figures in white marble symbolising the three chief rivers of Carniola. It is work of Francesco Robba, who designed numerous other Baroque statues in the city.
Ljubljana Cathedral (ljubljanska stolnica), or St. Nicholas's Cathedral (stolnica sv. Nikolaja), serves the Archdiocese of Ljubljana. Easily identifiable due to its green dome and twin towers, it is located at Cyril and Methodius Square (Ciril-Metodov trg, named for Saints Cyril and Methodius) by the nearby Ljubljana Central Market and Town Hall. The Diocese of Ljubljana was set up in 1461. Between 1701 and 1706, the Jesuit architect Andrea Pozzo designed the Baroque church with two side chapels shaped in the form of a Latin cross. The dome was built in the center in 1841. The interior is decorated with Baroque frescos painted by Giulio Quaglio between 1703–1706 and 1721–1723.
Škof Jamnik ob zaključku SP maratona
Nagovor ljubljanskega pomožnega škofa, dr. Antona Jamnika, ob zaključku svetopisemskega maratona, 14. septembra 2012 pri sv. Jožefu v Ljubljani.
Spregovoril je o novi evangelizaciji in letu vere, ki se začenja v Katoliški cerkvi. Sveto pismo je temelj vere, zato je v ospredju tega leta. Cilj nove evangelizacije je oživitev prvotne ljubezni do Boga, da se naše krščanstvo znebi utrujenosti in naveličanosti ter znova zadobi svoj žar. Pomembno je, da postanemo pogumne priče vstalega Kristusa. Odkomplicirajmo krščanstvo in se vrnimo k Svetemu pismu. To povezuje vse krščanske cerkve v eno družino.
Božja beseda je kakor svetilka na naši poti, kakor mleko za dojenčka in kakor meč, ki pomeni odločitev in obrambo. Božja beseda ima stvarjenjsko moč, ustvarja bližino, toplino in razumevanje, predvsem pa prinaša Božjo bližino.
Ob koncu (13:59) je škof Jamnik predstavil kazalo Mojih trideset dni s Svetim pismom. Vse je spodbudil, naj se pridružijo pobudi Berem Besedo in začnejo redno brati, premišljevati in živeti Sveto pismo ter ga deliti z drugimi.
Pobudo sta nato podrobneje predstavila Matjaž Črnivec in Benjamin Siter:
Spletna stran kampanje Berem Besedo:
Svetopisemska družba Slovenije:
Organist in St John the Baptist church, Ljubljana, March 2009
Got into the church just as the organist was having a blast...
Andrej Misson: Variacije na pesem V nebesih sem doma (napev G. Zafošnik) / Renata Bauer
Andrej Misson (1960): Variacije na pesem V nebesih sem doma (napev G. Zafošnik)
Renata Bauer, organ
St. Nicholas' Cathedral / stolnica sv. Nikolaja, Ljubljana
Ivan Milavec op. 26, 1911, III/52
Frančiškanska cerkev v Ljubljani 1 - 28. 12. 2010