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Church of Saints Simon and Helena, Minsk

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
At Church of Saints Simon and Helena, you'll see two small towers representing the children of the church's patrons. A rich Belarusian family ordered the red church to be built after the premature death of their two children, Simon and Helena, in 1908. The large tower on the city's best-known Catholic building represents the parents' grief. Notice a bronze statue in front of the church depicting Archangel Michael slaying a dragon. During Soviet times the church served as a theater and a cinema. Do not miss a memorial composition of a Nagasaki bell next to the church. The bell is an exact replica of the original bell from Urakami Cathedral, which was destroyed during the nuclear bombing on August 9, 1945. To visit Church of Saints Simon and Helena and other attractions in Minsk, use our Minsk itinerary planner.
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  • Interesting for history and architecture. we went at mass time and felt impressed by strong attendance. 
  • Simple Church looks laconically, a feeling of grandeur. Like the statue of the Archangel Michael with kite and Bell on victims of nuclear programmes (Hiroshima, Nagasaki). Near the institution met us some freak with a cross on his lapel (can a worker of the Church). First experience was blissful, asked, what do we know about the history of the battle of the sky (in relation to the monument), then began aggressively preach, insistently and persistently, that was sent. Impressions of the Church was, but to the general mood of the Center was made. Believers-with respect, irrespective of denominations, but patients should keep fanatics behind a high fence
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  • Not sure how much of the interior survived the Soviet era but the interior has beautiful windows and nice altars. There are a few statues outside which are photogenic. 
  • Amazing architecture and location. Services held in Polish, Belarussian and Russian language. Roman Catholic Church.
  • May God bless those that worked hard for this wonderful church to be here.
  • We will be in Minks on July 5, 2015 and would like to attend the Sunday Mass in this church since it's the closest church from our hotel. Could someone let us know the mass schedule on July 5? Thanks, HQ
  • Very sad to see the church in the state. The car park runs to the wall edges of the church. Go see it before it's gone!
  • So lovely wish to attend sunday service here soon
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