It’s Poland time!!
If you follow along with us on Facebook, you saw that in the Fall of last year, Holly and I went to Szczecin, Poland for a few weeks. For those that don’t know, Szczecin is the city that we go to in order to participate in a children’s camp put on by our church, and a church we partner with there in Poland. We have absolutely cherished the time we’ve spent there and have made some lasting friendships there, but when we go, we’ve got a job to do (which involves having a TON of fun). This time around though, we went with no agenda, other than to hang out with our friends there, and actually “see” the city.
While we were visiting, the famed “blood moon”, full lunar eclipse happened, and I grabbed a picture of the red moon over the Cathedral Basilica of St. James the Apostle there in Szczecin (Bazylika Archikatedralna Św. Jakuba w Szczecinie in Polish… go ahead… try to say it), so you’ve likely seen the outside of the church. Well, this week’s Picture of the Week is of the inside. As you can see, it is just as beautiful inside as it is outside.
The church itself has a very interesting past. The church was established in 1187 and this building was constructed in the 14th century. Over the years, the church was destroyed four times either by storms or wars (the last of which was during World War II). The most recent reconstruction was in 1974, which is the building you see today. Pretty crazy stuff!