Church of St. Alexandre

Church of St. Alexandre

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Church of St. Alexandre

Church of St. Alexandre in the city of Warsaw (Warszawa), Poland (Polska). A classicist church, built in 1818-1825 as a tribute to Tsar Alexander I, in the spirit of the Roman Pantheon. The opportunity to build this church and to give it St Alexander as the patron was taken upon the Warsaw visit of Tsar Alexander I, king of the newly created Polish Kingdom - originally the hope of freedom was linked to him very strongly. At first, there were plans to build a triumphal gate in his honour, but the Tsar suggested that instead the church could be built in the spot. The parish priest, an outstanding figure of the time, Father Piarist, was the founder of the Institute for the Deaf (the seat of the Institute is located near the church to this day). In the church rectory, on the nights of January 16th and 17th, 1863, the national activists' committee meetings were held, during which the time of the Uprising was set (for the 22nd and 23rd of January 1863), and orders were issued to commanders in the field. This event went down in history as the January Uprising. After the fall of the uprising, the priests and the parish were punished for their role. At the end of the 19th century, the temple was too small for the needs of the parish, and so it was developed according to the design of prominent architect Józef Pius Dziekonski.

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