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Topic: Religion (57 records)

Christian’s legend

Latin document about the beginnings of Christianity and the first Czech saints. It is one of the most important sources of information about the early Bohemian state.

Church of Saint James in Brno

Medieval church in the historic centre of Brno. It was the centre of religious life for centuries and it is now one of the most important Late Gothic buildings in Moravia.

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Czech Republic

Church connected with an American mission. They have been present in the Czech Republic since the beginning of the 20th century. It enjoys full rights of a registered church and is connected with the world centre of the organisation Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Jesuits in the Czech lands

A religious order that came to the Czech lands in the 16th century. It developed a very advanced pedagogic practice in education. However, due to its connections with the Habsburg royal family, it is regarded as controversial in the Czech society.

Jewish cemetery in Třebíč

An exceptionally well-preserved cemetery, the second largest on the territory of the Czech Republic. A UNESCO monument. The cemetery’s unique characteristic is the fusion of Baroque-style art and the Jewish funeral tradition.

Jistebnice hymnal

Collection of hymns in Latin and Czech from the 15th century. The most important source of information on Hussite church service and Hussite songs.

John Nepomucene Neumann

A priest who worked in the USA, a member of the Redemptorist order and later Bishop of Philadelphia. He was canonised by Pope Paul VI in 1977 in Rome.

Jiří Josef Kamel

Czech Jesuit, missionary, explorer and most of all pharmacist, healer and botanist. Camellia flowers were named after him.

Ladislav Klíma

A prominent philosopher and writer, one of a few Czech “poète maudit”. He wrote several prose works and dramas that were radical for his time.

Knights of the Cross with the Red Star

A Roman Catholic religious order, the only military church order founded in Bohemia, as well as the only men’s church order founded by a woman. Its main mission is based on spiritual activities in parishes and hospital work.

Pavel Kyrmezer

Writer, dramatist and priest of Slovak origin. His plays represent one of the most mature expressions of Czech drama in the 16th century.

Legend of Saint Catherine

Important work of Czech hagiographic literature. The text is written in Czech and significantly differs from other works of that type and from that time, since it was intended for court audience.

Legend of Saint Procopius

Czech version of the Latin prose legend Vita sancti Procopii maior. The legend contains important historical memories of Church Slavonic culture, connected here with the motif of the defence of the Czech tradition against German influence.

Milan Machovec

Czech philosopher, humanistic and reformist Marxist. In the 1960s, he was an internationally recognised theoretician of the philosophical dialogue between Marxists and Christians. His concept of Marxist humanism laid the foundations for an understanding between the two camps.

Moravian Brothers and the restored Unity of Brethren

A society founded in the 18th century in Herrnhut, Saxony, by immigrants from the Czech lands and in direct connection with the Bohemian Unity of Brethren. It significantly influenced the Evangelical reformation.

Alois Musil

Czech Catholic priest, theologian, expert in Biblical studies, explorer, ethnographer and writer, the most important European orientalist and Arabist of his time.

Neopaganism in the Czech Republic

A religion based on pre-Christian religious traditions. It flourished after 1989. Neo-Pagan cults draw on the religion of three ethnicities that have lived on the territory of the modern Czech Republic: Celts, Teutons and Slavs.

Olomouc Castle

The complex of the defunct castle on Wenceslas hill in Olomouc, forming the historic centre of the Archdiocese of Olomouc. The Cathedral of St. Wenceslas and numerous valuable architectural and artistic monuments are located there.

Orthodox Church in the Czech lands

Autocephalous orthodox church of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It currently serves mostly immigrants from Eastern European Slavonic countries.


Slavonic pagan god of thunder. He was the highest god of the Slavonic pantheon.

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