The Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn In Prague, Czech Republic Pictured On An Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The impressive sight of The Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn in Czech capital Prague is captured on an acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts. The structure's eighty metre high towers, topped with four small spires each, can be seen throughout the city. The Gothic style church with its Baroque interior takes up the majority of one side of Prague's old town square. Construction of the current building began in the fourteenth century with the church being founded, under Hussite control, in 1385. The church was eventually taken over by the Catholic Jesuits.
The Hussites Of The Czech Republic
During the reign of King Wenceslas IV the Czech lands experienced severe social problems and the Roman Catholic Church was seen by some to be concentrating more on the acquisition of property and wealth than on these issues. In this environment the Hussites formed; a protestant religion following the teachings of university teacher Jan Hus who spoke of a 'poor church' returning to its original ethos. From 1419 to circa 1434 the Hussites were involved in conflict with various monarchs who attempted to enforce the power of the Catholic Church against them. These Hussite Wars only came to an end when the radical Hussites, or Taborites, were defeated by the more moderate Utraquist faction. The Utraquists agreed to the authority of the Ruler of Bohemia and the Roman Catholic Church and in return were allowed to follow their doctrine. One place of worship which was involved in the Hussite Wars is The Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn which is pictured on our acrylic fridge magnet.