Calvary

The Trnava Calvary was created in the emerging new religious centre of the country as one means of encouraging new Catholic devotion in the second half of the 17th century. It was the very first Calvary in the Kingdom of Hungary. Designed according to a Calvary by Jesuit Karl Musart from 1639, which lead from Vienna to the Holy Sepulchre in the nearby village of Hernals, the Trnava Calvary consisted of a group of seven stations in the form of columns or chapels along the road between Trnava and the nearby village of Modranka, which belonged to Trnava ...abi pobožní Werící z Mesta tam putowať mohli k Rozgímáňú Umučená Krista Pána. It similarly finished at the Holy Sepulchre in Trnava. Trnava Paulines, later Chapter House canonists, took care of the Calvary, as well as the church in Modranka, for more than a hundred years. However, after the archbishopric was removed from town, the Calvary gradually deteriorated until it disappeared in the 19th century. Only the stone sculpture of Christ praying on the Mount of Olives remained, and it was removed from the northern part of town into the premises of the town infirmary, neighbouring the old cemetery, at the beginning of the 20th century.Another Calvary was built at this place in 1732 by the Esztergom canonist, Juraj Schmidt, which meant the non-standard presence of two Calvaries at the same time. The dominant element of this artificially created hill was a cross with the crucified Christ complemented by statues of the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, St. John, and four angels. But this Calvary also disappeared, for reasons unknown. Due to the initiative of townsman, Jozef Müller, a third Trnava Calvary was built in 1900, which comprises of central Crucifixion statues and fourteen chapels of Calvary stations by architect Jozef Kadlec. Metal polychrome relief scenes in chapels, as well as cast statues of Golgotha, may have originated in the well-known Trnava foundry company of the Fisher brothers.

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