Known in song and folklore as the good king, St. Wenceslaus (king and martyr) is the patron saint of the Czech Republic. He was born very early in the tenth century near the city of Prague, the son of the Duke of Bohemia. Wenceslaus was raised by his grandmother, St. Ludmilla — who tried to …

Known in song and folklore as the good king, St. Wenceslaus (king and martyr) is the patron saint of the Czech Republic. He was born very early in the tenth century near the city of Prague, the son of the Duke of Bohemia. Wenceslaus was raised by his grandmother, St. Ludmilla — who tried to …

September 28 Saint Wenceslas, Duke and Martyr: From The Liturgical Year of Dom Prosper Gueranger. . . Red Semidouble. . Wenceslas recalls...

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

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Vasa Chapel, Wawel Cathedral - Wawel Cathedral - Wikipedia

Vasa Chapel, Wawel Cathedral - Wawel Cathedral - Wikipedia

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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

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

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

St. Wenceslaus

This castle looks like it is straight out of a fairytale!   Built by Charles IV as a fortification for his royal treasury in the early 1300's. Holding both the crown jewels, and the crown of St Wenceslaus it was a prime target for raiders. If the jewels were not reason enough to entice neighboring kingdoms to raid, he also built a cathedral of gold. Read the full story at…

This castle looks like it is straight out of a fairytale! Built by Charles IV as a fortification for his royal treasury in the early 1300's. Holding both the crown jewels, and the crown of St Wenceslaus it was a prime target for raiders. If the jewels were not reason enough to entice neighboring kingdoms to raid, he also built a cathedral of gold. Read the full story at…

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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.

Cover from the St.Wenceslaus 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.

Sword of St. Wenceslaus

Sword of St. Wenceslaus

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…

Good King Wenceslas - Story of St. Wenceslaus

"Good King Wenceslaus" who went out on the feast of Stephen. Wenceslaus has a feast on September but the carol has so attached him to Christmas that we hardly remember him otherwise. He is a hero for boys, though his story is rarely told.

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