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The Church of Christ the King

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The youngest of the pre-war temples in Olsztyn was built in 1926-27 in order to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Saint Francis of Assisi's death. The church and the adjacent monastery were built according to a project by the Olsztyn architect August Feddersen. From the very beginning, the church was managed by the Franciscan Order. On the façade of the building, one can find a cartouche with the order's crest and, below, the favourite maxim of Saint Francis of Assisi: “Deus meus et omnia” – "My God and my all". The church building refers to the Neo-Renaissance style, but presents also some features of Neoclassicism. From the front, the façade of the three-aisled building is decorated with columns of the Corinthian order. Its chapels are situated in the church groin vault side aisles. The nave is covered by a barrel vault ceiling. The main altar has been made of black marble and finished with a gilded cornice. In the side aisle, there is also the altar of Saint Francis from 1938. During the Second World War, the monastery served as a field hospital, after the war as a railway hospital, and later on as a pediatric hospital. The building was given back to the Franciscan Order in 1993 and they returned there in 1998.


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