St. Johannes der Taufer (Jesuitenkirche), Koblenz

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  • The Church St. Johannes der Täufer (St. John the Baptist), former Church of the Jesuits, is located at the southeast corner of the Jesuitenplatz, next to City Hall (former college of the Jesuits). This church was built in 1958-1959 in place of the one erected by the Jesuits in 1613 to 1617, and destroyed by bombing in 1944. The old church has been preserved only the façade with its Gothic rosette and its richly decorated Renaissance portal, elements of styles that the Jesuits had chosen in 1617 to enroll in the traditions. The door, flanked by 4 Corinthian columns, is topped by a chronogram of 1617 and 4 niches in which are represented, in the Middle, the patron saint of the Church, John the Baptist, to the left of st Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order, to his right, the Apostle of the Indies, st Francis Xavier, and above st Michel. To the left of the portal is a crucifix in stone of the 16th century, and at no. 4, (on the façade of the Johannishaus), a chime offered by the Catholic association of reading in 1992 for the 2000th anniversary of the city. Meanwhile, the Interior of the Church is very modern, with smooth concrete walls and a vaulted wooden boat hull looks reversed.
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  • Strolling through the city gave this church, enter, and inside is a very modern church with chairs arranged so that everyone can participate.
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  • The city church in Koblenz, was once a Jesuit church St. Johannes of the Baptist. Today's church stands on the site where in 1944 was the ruined Church from the 17th century. Only the West portal, front view, is from the old church remained, behind this old facade, stands a church building. The Interior of the church conveys an impression of modern man is so, actually by a Catholic Church here, not usual. So a modern church facilities like well, it must not always old and venerable look. A true and genuine faith, can be practiced anywhere. With closed eyes, you can concentrate anywhere, in any church. And if you would like to see something nice, go with open eyes through this beautiful, modern Catholic Church. Definitely see when leaving the Church, the impressive rose window in the original West portal, and can certainly guess that this church from destruction, must have looked gorgeous. This view is a stark contradiction to the modern facilities of the Church, but both are worth a visit, and both together, is the city church in Koblenz.
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