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Commemorative Ornament for 2020: "Zagreb Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary" Hand-Painted and Imported from Croatia with "Sretan Božić!" and Pleter Design: NEW for 2020! SOLD OUT!

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Zagreb Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Early in the morning of March 22nd of this year, Zagreb was hit by a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that rocked the capital city and its inhabitants. One of the 108m-tall spires of the famous Gothic-style cathedral—the tallest building in Croatia—was severely damaged during the tremor. This was the strongest quake to hit the country in 140 years.

Thus began the city’s attempt to fight “two enemies at once,” as it continued to deal with the spread of the coronavirus. One of the most amazing and dramatic accomplishments after the earthquake, was the planned explosion and the removal of the damaged spire so that it could be repaired. (We invite you to watch the youtube video here!)

Those of us who have visited Zagreb in the past have grown to know and to love this cathedral, located in the heart of the city. To know that its spire had to be taken down due to earthquake damage earlier this year, in the midst of a pandemic, literally brought us to our knees. 

Our intent here is to offer our friends at Heart of Croatia, the ability to celebrate this amazing cathedral (one that we formerly knew as “St. Stephen’s Cathedral)” by purchasing a beautiful hand-painted ornament by a respected Croatian artist. The ornament also displays a Christmas Tree decorated with hearts, along with buildings adjacent to the Cathedral, as well as a LICITARSKA SRCA.

Comes in its own special gift container!

 

 

 ABOUT THE CATHEDRAL

Zagreb Cathedral was formerly known as St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Today, the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and to kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus. Once you get to Kaptol Square you will see it is dominated by Zagreb cathedral which has been there since the 11th century. It’s architect is the well-known HERMANN BOLLE, and it’s organ is among the top ten finest organs in the world!

 The Zagreb Cathedral is also the final resting place for important Croatian heroes and martyrs, such as:

 

  • Fran Krsto Frankopan
  • Franjo Kuharić
  • Franjo Šeper
  • Ivan Antun Zrinski
  • Petar Zrinski
  • Aloizije Stepinac (Tomb by master Croatian sculptor, Ivan Mestrovic)

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