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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Schloßfreiheit 9
(Katholische Kirche St. Helena und Andreas)

St. Andreas, Petrus, Paulus und Johannes

St. Andrew, Peter, Paul and John

artist unknown
1809

Ludwigslust /  St. Andreas, Petrus, Paulus und Johannes

Description

Four reliefs in two groups in the entrance hall of the church:

Ludwiglust - St. Andreas, Petrus, Paulus und Johannes
St. Andrew & Peter
Ludwiglust - St. Andreas, Petrus, Paulus und Johannes
St. Paul & John the Apostle

    Left:
  1. St. Andreas / St. Andrew. apostle and the brother of Saint Peter; founder and the first bishop of the Church of Byzantium. Protector of fishermen, in particular. He is shown with a saltire cross, in accordance with the way in which he died (Wikipedia).
  2. St. Petrus / St. Peter, (possibly died AD 67), apostle, featured prominently in the New Testament and the Acts of the Apostles. Patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually depicted holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand. Peter is the first Pope (Wikipedia)

    Right:

  3. St. Paulus / St. Paul, the Apostle, (c. 5 - c. 67 ), persecuted the early followers of Jesus before switching sides and seeking to join them. He was instrumental in creating the Christian Church. He is the protector of tent-makers, theologians and the ecclesiastical press and is depicted with a sword. (Wikipedia).
  4. St. Johannes / St. John the Apostle one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. The patron saint of book engravers, booksellers and authors, John, is holding a book and a chalice, and he, according to legend, prayed for it to become non-poisonous - considered to be the same person as John the Evangelist (Wikipedia).

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Location (N 53°19'29" - E 11°29'5")

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Item Code: demv261; Photograph: 7 August 2016
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