"Holy Trinity Uniate Church" Top 5 Page for this destination Churches Tip by matcrazy1

Churches, Vilnius: 12 reviews and 12 photos

by matcrazy1

The Holy Trinity Greek church was originally gothic, founded as orthodox church in 1514 and rebuilt in shape similar to what I could see after the fire in 1748. Well, the style of the church was mixed, I think: gothic, baroque and russian-bisantine. Basilian uniate monks posess the church since 1608. The Uniate church is an Eastern Christian Church that preserves the Eastern rite and discipline but submits to papal authority. The Uniate Church was founded in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (which included Ukraine and Belarus) in 1596 at the Union of Brest.

When I saw this cube-shaped, massive and not renovated for years church I thought that it needed a lot of paint. At least its interiors were under renovation in 2004.

I found service schedule read on a piece of paper in 3 languages: Lithuanian, English (for visitors?) and... Ukrainian. Well, are there any Ukrainians living in Vilnius or just the Uniate church was popular in Ukraine? Never mind, just in case a schedule of holy masses:
Sun: 9.00 am, 10.00 am, 5.00 pm,
Sat: 7.45 am, 8.30 am, 5.00 pm,
Mon-Fri: 6.30 am, 5.30 pm.

Website: http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/B/BA/BASILIAN_MONKS.htm

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 25, 2004
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