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Church of Saints Simon and Helena, Minsk

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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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  • Be sure to visit all the guests of the beautiful city of Minsk. Beautiful Cathedral and cultural center. In the basement there is a library and a small concert hall and an art gallery. Recommend to listen to authority and to familiarize themselves with the tragic history of the founding of the Church. Edward Wainilowicz really worthy of beatification. I would especially like to mention the unique hobby the Father Abbot-bee in the city centre.
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  • Very beautiful church in the heart of the city. Strange that is virtually over shopping centre "Stolitsa"
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  • The Church not only historical and sacred, the Abbot is very competent and nice person and servant. Is near and inside is very comfortable.
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  • If you visit Minsk you cannot miss this church. Very uncommon architecture for Belarus. It is situated in the very centre of the town, worth a quick visit
  • Amazing architecture and location. Services held in Polish, Belarussian and Russian language. Roman Catholic Church.
  • 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
  • May God bless those that worked hard for this wonderful church to be here.
  • 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!