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Kipi svetnikov na cerkvi sv. Jakoba

Statues of saints at St. James's Church

Ivan Zajec

Ljubljana /  Kipi svetnikov na cerkvi sv. Jakoba   Ljubljana /  Kipi svetnikov na cerkvi sv. Jakoba


The church was originally built in the 17th century, but after the earthquake in 1895, the Linz architect Raimund Jeblinger changed its exterior, made a new high neo-Gothic bell tower. At the exterior of St. James church are two statues flanking the tower entrance (sout entrance) and a relief in the façade facing west.

Ljubljana - Kipi svetnikov na cerkvi sv. Jakoba
Spremenjenje na gori Tabor / The Transfiguration on Mount Tabor.
Jesus and three of his apostles, Peter, James and John, are on a mountain to pray. On the mountain, Jesus begins to shine with bright rays of light. Then the prophets Moses and Elijah appear next to him and he speaks with them. Jesus is then called 'Son' by a voice in the sky, assumed to be God the Father, as in the Baptism of Jesus
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Sv. Ignacij Lojolski / 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).
Sv. Rok / St. Roch
(14th century), saint from Montpellier, he is specially invoked against the plague. (Wikipedia).


Sources & Information


  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Ignatius of Loyola, St.
  • James the Greater, St.
  • John the Apostle, St.
  • Moses
  • Peter, St.
  • Roch, St.
  • Transfiguration of Jesus
  • Zajec, Ivan
  • Locatie (N 46°2'46" - E 14°30'26") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: si107; Photograph: 10 September 2016
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