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|Templar Route | Lietzen | Chwarszczany | Rurka|
Chwarszczany (GPS: N 52°41'15,1'' - E 14°38'31,8'')
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(photo: M. Sałański)
(photo: M. Przedborski)
(photo: M. Sałański)
Chwarszczany - Lietzen.
Chwarszczany - Pielgrzymka.
|Gallery (temporary only polish version)|
||Gallery - Templar commandery in England (photo and text: Irena French)|
||Gallery - Templar commandery in France: Lannouee, Montbran, La Pleboulle, St Meen, St Cado, Plurien i Saint -Jacques-le-Majeur (photo: A&Ch Staf)|
||Gallery - Mont-Saint-Michel, Saint Malo i Carnac (photo: A&Ch Staf)|
Gallery - castles of the crusaders in the Holy Land (photo: archivum)
| Templars (the Knights Templar)
The Poor knights of Christ, Brothers - the Guards of the Temple.
The order of knights was formed in 1119 in the Holy Land by Hugo de Payns
to defend pilgrims from Saracens and robbers and to protect roads to Holy
Places. They received a residence from Jerusalem king Baldwin II which
was placed nearby the Temple of Salomon. Since that time they have been
called Knights of Temple - Templars.
Templars received the best bestowal in Poland from two great
antagonists. They were called: the Silesian prince Henry Brodaty and Władysław
Odonicz - the prince of Wielkopolska (middle part of Poland) and the prince
of Pomerania (north western region of Poland) - Barnim I. Beside them
other Templars'donors were princes from Poland and late bishopric of Lubusz:
Przemysl, Bolesław and Przemysl II from Wielkopolska, Bolesław from Mazowsze
(region in middle Poland), Bolesław II and Henryk III from Silesia, and
princes from Brandenburg: OttoIV, Konrad I, Otto V and Otto VI, Włost,
Mroczek from Pogorzela and the widow of Peter from Lank.
The chapel of Templars on Chwarszczany
Originally it was the castle chapel of Templars and then of Joanits. The building was erected in gothic style in 90s in 13th century. After the seven year war damages the chapel was rebuilt and restored in 1870-1899. The chapel includes relicts of earlier Roman chapels from the half of 13th century at the bottom part of fasade. It is the structure erected on a square plan closed to eastern side. The inside is covered with a cross-zebra vault supported on round wall little locks. The lump of temple is based on massive sluices substituted for cylindrical bonds covered with cupolas. The building comes from French castle chapels and is considered to stand for the copy of the Holy Grave of the Temple of Solomon. The inside is filled with gothic paintings from 1400 and restored nowadays.
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