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The Crown of Saint Wenceslas

Crown of St. Wenceslaus: The crown was made in 1347 for the eleventh king of Bohemia (and Holy Roman Emperor) Charles IV. Made of gold, 19 sapphires, 44 spinels, 1 ruby, 30 emeralds and 20 pearls

Saint Wenceslaus facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Saint Wenceslaus

Saint Wenceslaus facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Saint Wenceslaus

TRAVEL: During early February, we journeyed to the Holy Land with this good-looking group from Omaha’s St. Wenceslaus Church, led by Father Tom Bauwens. The group is pictured above near the Jordan River. After landing at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, we headed north to Netanya for the evening. The next day we traveled further north to Caesarea National Park, the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery in Haifa, Megiddo National Park, Nazareth and Tiberias.

TRAVEL: During early February, we journeyed to the Holy Land with this good-looking group from Omaha’s St. Wenceslaus Church, led by Father Tom Bauwens. The group is pictured above near the Jordan River. After landing at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, we headed north to Netanya for the evening. The next day we traveled further north to Caesarea National Park, the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery in Haifa, Megiddo National Park, Nazareth and Tiberias.

Today let's remember that our belongings, our food, our drink, our earnings do not belong to us alone—they are tools given to us by God to bless others in His name. Let us not be afraid to set out as Saint Wenceslaus did, unafraid and bursting with generosity to bless another, as his song reminds us that those of us who bless the poorest among us will find blessing ourselves.  __  Read today's #BISdailydevotion written by @themerrierworld on the site.

Today let's remember that our belongings, our food, our drink, our earnings do not belong to us alone—they are tools given to us by God to bless others in His name. Let us not be afraid to set out as Saint Wenceslaus did, unafraid and bursting with generosity to bless another, as his song reminds us that those of us who bless the poorest among us will find blessing ourselves. __ Read today's #BISdailydevotion written by @themerrierworld on the site.

St. Wenceslaus, was the duke of Bohemia from 921 until his assassination in 935, purportedly in a plot by his own brother, Boleslav the Cruel. Feastday, September 28

Wenceslas, Duke and Martyr Mass Propers: Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week after Pentecost: Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Septe.

St. Wenceslaus icon by Theophilia.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Wenceslaus icon September 2013 x 6 inches Ink, watercolor, gold leaf Saint Wenceslaus, Duke of Bohemia, Our Prince!

St. Wenceslaus is considered the protector of the Czechs. Similar to the English legend of King Arthur coming back to defend the realm, St. Wenceslaus’s knights lie asleep in Mt. Blanik and will awake to defend the Czech’s and save the country. The statue of St. Wenceslaus on horseback in Prague will come to life and lead the army.

Five Things You Probably Didn't Know About "King" Wenceslaus

For reasons I don't know, St. Wenceslaus is primarily remembered in America because of the Christmas song associated with him.

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One of the oldest known Czech songs is about St. Wenceslaus. The St. Wenceslaus Carol was written in the 12th century and was a contender for the national anthem when the Czech state was being formed after World War I.

Five Things You Probably Didn't Know About "King" Wenceslaus

One of the oldest known Czech songs is about St. The St. Wenceslaus Carol was written in the century and was a contender for the national anthem when the Czech state was being formed after World War I.

ca. 1360 - 'St. Wenceslaus', Nürnberg, Frauenkirche, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany

ca. 1360 - 'St. Wenceslaus', Nürnberg, Frauenkirche, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany

Cover from the St Wenceslas shrine, Romanic embroidery from the 11th century, St. Vitus cathedral, Prague

Wenceslaus shrine Romanic embroidery from the century, St. Vitus cathedral, Prague, (looks like applique and embroidery.

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The codex and the Illuminated Manuscript

Illuminated manuscripts were embellished displays of religious texts. During the medieval times, it became fashionable for students to own a manuscript text of the bible.

An overview of Norse helmet finds. Apart from the Gjermundbu helmet there are also three surviving (and much less known) mask fragments. The domes of the reconstructions are educated guesses. The St. Wenceslaus helmet (bottom) was probably made in Germany but decorated on Gotland. All the helmets have flashy decorations. The purpose of the mask was probably to prevent the wearer from being recognised and haunted by the spirits of those he kills, a superstition that died out with…

Alvar Ordoño added 88 new photos to the album: Viking raids against spanish mainland and Europe.

Sword of Saint Wenceslas or Coronation Sword of Bohemia is a ceremonial sword used in the Kingdom of Bohemia during coronation ceremonies in Prague. The blade of the Sword dates back to the 10th century, to times of St. Wenceslaus. Together with so-called Coronation Cross it is sometimes considered to be a part of the Bohemian Crown Jewels. Unlike proper crown jewels the sword and cross are permanently displayed as part of Treasury of St. Vitus Cathedral in Holy Cross chapel at Prague castle

Sword of Saint Wenceslas or Coronation Sword of Bohemia is a ceremonial sword…