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Portal der Jesuitenkirche

Portal of the Jesuit Church


1617

Koblenz /  Portal der Jesuitenkirche   Koblenz /  Portal der Jesuitenkirche

Description

The richly decorated round-arched west portal of the with above the door a chronogram of 1617 - DIVo IoannI baptIstæ IVgI patrono DeDIC and a two-storey gable with four niches with statues:

Koblenz - Portal der Jesuitenkirche
1. St. John the Baptist
Koblenz - Portal der Jesuitenkirche
2. St. Ignatius of Loyola
Koblenz - Portal der Jesuitenkirche
3. St. Francis Xavier
Koblenz - Portal der Jesuitenkirche
4. St. Michael

  1. (center) St. Johannes der Täufer / St. John the Baptist (c. 6 BC- c. 36 AD), itinerant preacher and a major religious figure who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River. He baptized Jesus at "Bethany beyond the Jordan." (Wikipedia).. Patron saint of the church.
  2. (left) St. Ignatius von Loyola / St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, founded the Society of Jesus and was its first Superior General (Wikipedia).
  3. (right) St. Franz Xaver / St. Francis Xavier (Javier, Navarra 1506 - São João Island, China, 1552), pioneering Roman Catholic missionary, co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Wikipedia).
  4. (in the gable) St. Michael the Archangel, the field commander of the Army of God. He is often depicted slaying Satan represented as a dragon, and with a shield with text quis ut deus (Who is like God?, a literal translation of the name Michael). (Wikipedia).

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Location (N 50°21'37" - E 7°35'54")

Item Code: derp240; Photograph: 1 November 2015
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