- August 17, 2014
The Church of Our Lady Queen in Peace in Naujoji Vilnia has new stained glass windows
Church fairs in this year are especially festive. On Sunday, 17th August, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Vilnius Gintaras Grušas will consecrate the new stained glass windows in the Church of Our Lady Queen in Peace in Naujoji Vilnia during the mess.
The installation of the new stained glass windows means that the decoration of the Church in Naujoji Vilnia is completed. During last ten years Prelate Wojciech Górlicki who is the parish priest watched over the completion of construction and decoration of the church and cleaning up the churchyard. The saints associated with Vilnius and Vilnius region and those who are particularly respected by the faithful of the Vilnius region are presented on the stained glass windows on the priest’s own imitative.
The new stained glass windows in the church are gifts of individual donors from Lithuania and Poland and the parishioners who gave donations for that purpose.
The stained glass window of the Merciful Jesus was founded by Priest Professor Kazimierz Popielski and Doctor Lidia Suchocka from the John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin, of the Saint Faustine by the Stawarczyk, Czyżyk and Tarasewicz families from the parish in Naujoji Vilnia, of the Saint Josaphat Kuntsevych by Janina Januszkiewicz from Vilnius, of the Saint Andrew Bobola by Ludmiła and Tadeusz Jurewicz from Vilnius, of the Saint Raphael Kalinowski by Okińczyc family who are descendants of a January insurgent, of the Saint John Paul II by Szumski family from Warsaw and of the blessed Jurgis Matulaitis by the parishioners.
As the parish priest assured the church will be decorated also with stained glass windows of the blessed Michał Sopoćko, the Saint Anthony and the Saint Agatha, because these saints are highly respected by the faithful in the Vilnius region. They will be found by the parishioners. The stained glass windows of the Saint Casimir and of the Saint Christopher, the donations of parents of the First Communion children, will be installed in the sanctuary of the church.
The stained glass windows were created in Poland by artist Sylwester Kapica from Konopica near Wieluń.
Translated by Maciej Jóźwiak within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.