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Church of the assumption of our lady in Passy: photos, description Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'assomption-de-Passy)

The history of the Church of the assumption of our lady in Passy is highly unusual - it is sometimes compared to the story of the Holy house in Loreto. Christian tradition says that the house of Nazareth in which the Holy spirit was conceived the Christ, was miraculously transferred to the Italian city of Loreto. Something similar happened with the Church of Passy.

The origins of this event there was an elderly priest Jean-Baptiste rauzan - a man of firm convictions, in the years of the revolution a danger to the life of refusing to take the constitutional oath to the new regime. After the restoration of royalty, he put forward the idea of establishing the congregation of the Fathers of mercy, whose task would be the preaching of the Word of God. In 1825 the congregation settled down in a mansion de Montmorency-Laval on the street Varennes.

However, in 1891, Fathers of mercy were forced to leave their refuge. They moved to Passy, then he made the real man-made miracle. Four years in a row the priests stone by stone was transferred to the chapel of our lady of Mercy from the street Varennes on a new habitat for six miles! The street on which was erected an updated chapel, called also the street of Mercy.

In 1928, the chapel has received the status of a parish Church and was dedicated to the Dormition of the mother of God, in 1934 and the 1952-1955 years, it was rebuilt and expanded. Now this is a relatively small temple is of neoclassical architecture with two very long aisles and a beautiful dome at the intersection of the naves.

The interior of the Church is modest, but expressive: amazing dome with Windows-stained glass Windows, paintings of the Italian school of XVII century "angel comforted Hagar and Ishmael," "the Madonna, carried by the angels", "the Return of the prodigal son. Unusual stained glass work of Edward Diderot, which depict important events in the life of the Church - for example, the Foundation of the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

But the most remarkable decoration of the Church - memorial to the fallen of the First world war work of the sculptor Charles Desvigne. At the feet of Christ lying dead soldier in greatcoat and helmet, with pouches, in the windings. The Savior stretches out his hand to him with a gesture of forgiveness. On the wall behind the sculptural group carved the names of the members of the Church of the assumption of our lady in Passy who died for France.