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Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck — Jakob Hutter
Hier Wurde Am 25. Februar 1536 Jakob Hutter Haupt der Wiedertäufer in Tirol, auf dem Scheiterhaufen Hingerichtet. German-English translation: Here On 25 February 1536 Jacob Hutter Head of the Anabaptists in Tyrol, was burned at the stake. — Map (db m68115) HM
Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck — Jesuit Church of the Holy TrinityJesuitenkirche zur Hl. Dreifaltigkeit
Jesuitenkirche zur Hl. Dreifaltigkeit Nach der Gründung des Jesuitenkollegs 1561 schritt man erst 1619 zum Bau einer eigenen Klosterkirche, deren Rohbau – am Platz vor der bestehenden – 1626 einstürzte. Hierauf folgte 1627/40 nach Plänen von Christoph Gumpp der Neubau, welcher jedoch erst 1900/01 vollendet werden konnte (Türme). In der Krypta befinden sich die Gräber der Kirchenstifter Erzherzog Leopold V. und Claudia de Medici. Die Jesuitenkirche ist zugleich die Kirche der . . . — Map (db m68445) HM
Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck — St. James CathedralDom zu St. Jakob
Die heutige barocke Dom- Pfarrkirche wurde 1717/24 nach Plänen von Johann Jakob Herkommer mit einer für ihn charakteristischen Chorkuppel erbaut. Zuvor erhoben sich hier seit der Anlage der Altstadt (ab 1180) mehrere Vorgängerbauten, deren Patrozinium zum hl. Apostel Jakob d.Ä. erstmals 1270 genannt wird. 1643 zur selbständigen Pfarre erhoben, wurde die Kirche vor allem durch ihr “Mariahilf”- Gnadenbild von Lukas Cranach d.Ä. (um 1537) berühmt. Hervorzuheben ist auch das . . . — Map (db m68367) HM
Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck — The Church of the Holy Spirit HospitalSpitalskirche
Spitalskirche Diese, in den Jahren 1700/01 vom Innsbrucker Barockbaumeister Johann Martin Gumpp erbaute Barockkirche erhebt sich östlich anschliessend an das ehemalige, im Jahre 1307 errichtete Stadtspital zum hl. Geist (heute Schule). Der Erstbau dieser Kirche ist seit 1320 nachweisbar. Das Spital selbst wurde 1888 in die heutige Universitätsklinik übersiedelt. German-English translation: This Baroque church, built 1700-01 by the Innsbruck architect Johann Martin Gumpp, rises . . . — Map (db m68375) HM
Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck — The Court or Franciscan ChurchHof- bzw. Franziskanerkirche
Hof- bzw. Franziskanerkirche Die Innsbrucker Hofkirche (1553/63) beherbergt das bedeutendste Kaisergrab des Abendlandes. Das Grabmal wurde zum Gedenken an Kaiser Maximilian I. (1459 – 1519) errichtet. Die bedeutendsten Künstler der Zeit wie etwa Albrecht Dürer, Peter Vischer d. Ä., Alexander Colin waren daran beteiligt. Berühmt sind vor allem die 28 überlebensgrossen Bronzefiguren, die im Volksmund “Schwarzmander” genannt werden. Sie stellen die tatsächlichen wie auch die . . . — Map (db m68439) HM
Brazil, Amazonas, Manaus — Praça São SebastiãoMonumento Comemorativo a Abertura dos Portos — Monument to the Opening of the [Amazon] Ports
[Panel 1] Mandado Construir em MDCCCXCIX pelo Exmo Senr. Jose Cardoso Ramalho Júnior, Governador do Estado do Amazonas. [In English: Construction Ordered, 1899, by His Excellency, Mr. Jose Cardoso Ramalho Junior, Governor of the State of Amazonas.] "ASIA" [Panel 2] 15 de Novembro de MDCCCLXXXIX. [November 15, 1889.] "AMERICA" [Panel 3] Monumento Levanta do em substitução ao que foi erguido n’esta praça em XII de Setembro de . . . — Map (db m26407) HM
Brazil, Bahia, Salvador — Igr. Basílica de N. Sr. do Bonfim — ["Basilica Church of Our Lord of the Good End"]
Igreja de pergrinação do século XVIII, com arcadas laterais. Local de grade devoção popular, possui internamente coleção de ex-votos. This simple 18th century church with arches on both sides has been the site of pilgrimages for many years and is dearly beloved by the Bahian people. It is believed to have special curative properties, and those seeking divine intervention often leave replicas of body parts or photographs of the infirm inside the church. Bahia.com.br Bahia Brasil Terra da Felicidade VISA — Map (db m26089) HM
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro — 01056031 — Ordem Terceira do Carmo Church[Church of the Third Order of Carmel]
The Venerable and Archiepiscopal Third Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmo [sic]was founded on July 19, 1648. In 1749, the Order decided to have a new chapel built to practice spiritual exercises more comfortably. But it was only in 1752 that the marble cut stone was ordered for the high chapel. In 1755, the foundations of the new Church were built, and finally on July 22, 1770, the new temple was consecrated in a solemn procession with the images that adorned the old chapel, to the . . . — Map (db m31759) HM
British Columbia, Victoria — St. Andrew's Roman Catholic CathedralLa Cathédrale Catholique St. Andrew
Soaring skywards with its bold array of coloured brick, stone and slate, St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral displays the confident spirituality that characterizes the best religious architecture of the High Victorian Gothic style. Designed in 1892 by Perrault and Mesnard of Montréal, St. Andrew's was inspired by the medieval cathedrals of Europe, whose emphatic verticality and picturesque asymmetry greatly appealed to 19th-century Roman Catholic taste. The wall patterns, created by combining . . . — Map (db m70881) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Congregation Emanu-El
The Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue was built in 1863, just five years after the arrival if the first members of Victoria's Jewish community during the Fraser River gold rush period. Its opening was widely celebrated in Victoria for, despite their small numbers, members of the congregation played leading roles in the social, economic and political life of both the town and the colony. The oldest surviving synagogue in Canada, the building is a testament to the devotion and resourcefulness of . . . — Map (db m72875) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Modeste Demers1809-1871
Born near Levis, Demers was trained at the Seminary of Quebec, ordained in 1836 and sent in 1838 as a missionary to the Columbia. His ministry extended from the interior of British Columbia to Oregon. First pastor of St. John's Church of Oregon City, he was appointed in 1846 first Bishop of Vancouver Island with responsibility for New Caledonia and the Queen Charlotte Islands. In the following decades Bishop Demers oversaw the transition of his diocese from the fur trade era to that of a . . . — Map (db m72879) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Right Reverend George Hills, D.D.
First Bishop of British Columbia who resigned after completing nearly 34 years of untiring and laborious work in this colony He died at Parham Vicarage, Suffolk, England on December 10th 1895 and was buried 14th December in the churchyard of that parish. 'Blessed are the pure of heart; for they shall see God.' Matt. V. — Map (db m74752) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — St. Ann's Academyl'Académie St. Ann
For over a century, St. Ann's played an important role in the educational life of Western Canada. It served as the regional motherhouse for the Sisters of St. Ann, the major female Roman Catholic teaching and nursing order in British Columbia, which had opened its first school on the site in 1858. Inspired by convent designs in the Sisters' native Quebec, the Academy was built in three stages between 1871 and 1910. Among its notable features is the chapel, built as Victoria's first Roman . . . — Map (db m72883) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — The Church of Our Lord
This picturesque building is one of the finest expressions in wood of the Gothic Revival style in Canada. It was constructed in 1875 for the Reformed Episcopal church in Victoria by the Reverend Edward Cridge. Architect John Teague enhanced the building's Gothic character by exploiting the advantages of board-and-batten siding to reinforce the vertical thrust of its pointed roof, pinnacles and spire. Inside, a Gothic hammer beam ceiling spans the broad open space to provide an unbroken view of . . . — Map (db m72884) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — The Sisters of St. Ann
In 1850, Marie Esther Blondin, now known as Blessed Marie Anne Blondin founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Ann, a Roman Catholic religious order dedicated to education and nursing in Lachine, Quebec.

Bishop Modeste Demers of Victoria went to the Sisters of St. Ann in Quebec to recruit volunteers to educate children. Her returned via Panama with Sister Mary Conception, Sister Mary Angèle, Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart, and Sister Mary Lumena.

On June 5, 1858, the Bishop . . . — Map (db m48767) HM

British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Wesleyan Methodist Church
Upon this site stood Pandora Ave. Wesleyan Methodist Church, the corner-stone of which (the first in British Columbia) was laid by His Excellency Governor Sir James Douglas, August 15th 1859. Erected by Metropolitan United Church, Feb. 11, 1934. — Map (db m49152) HM
British Columbia (Greater Vancouver Regional District), North Vancouver — St. Paul's ChurchL'église Saint-Paul
{In English:} The oldest surviving mission church in the Vancouver area has long been a focal point of the Mission Reserve. Chief Snat, a renowned Squamish leader, assisted by the Oblate missionaries, was largely responsible for building the first church here in 1868 and for securing this land as a reserve in the following year. In 1884 the early chapel was replaced by the present structure and in 1910 corner towers and transepts were added. The church is named in tribute to Bishop Paul . . . — Map (db m32481) HM
Manitoba, Gardenton — St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Constructed in 1899, this church is a fine early example of Ukrainian ecclesiastical architecture in Canada. Its distinctive massing, plan and bulbous cupolas reflect the Byzantine-influenced architectural heritage of the homeland of the settlers in the region. The traditional free-standing bell tower was built in 1906, and like the church, is distinguished by the high quality of its wooden craftsmanship. Built by the first generation of Ukrainians to arrive in Canada, St. Michael’s served as . . . — Map (db m8421) HM
Manitoba, St. Andrews — St. Andrew’s Rectory
Erected between 1852 and 1854, this large limestone dwelling housed the rector of nearby St. Andrew’s church and complemented the massive construction of that building. The rectory, built for the Reverend William Cockran was one of the first stone houses in the Red River Settlement. Like a number of substantial homes built here for retired officers of the Hudson’s Bay Company, it reflects the style and character of important dwellings at company posts. In this way the rectory provides a good . . . — Map (db m8449) HM
Manitoba, St. Andrews — St. Andrews Anglican Church
Beginning in 1828 the Rev. W. Cockran held religious services in the homes of settlers in this area. In 1829 he established a permanent residence at Grand Rapids on the Red River and by 1831 had built a small wooden church. His growing congregation required a larger church building and the present stone church , the oldest in Western Canada, was begun in 1845 and completed in 1849. This simple but beautiful building became the center of missionary activity in Rupert's Land and continues to be . . . — Map (db m8445) HM
New Brunswick (Charlotte County), Welshpool — St. Anne's Anglican Church
This house of God has welcomed worshippers for one hundred years or more. In commemoration of this fact this plaque has been presented in 1967 Canada's Centennial of Confederation Year 1867 - 1967 — Map (db m54939) HM
Ontario (Essex County), Windsor — 1748
The original cross Was erected in 1748 By the Jesuit Missionaries — • — Was re-enacted at the Old Boys re union Aug., 1909 Re-enacted and this permanent cross erected by the Border Cities Old Boys in Aug., 1922 — Map (db m37519) HM
Ontario (Essex County), Windsor — Jesuit Mission to the Hurons
In 1728 a mission to the Huron Indians was established near Fort Pontchartrain (Detroit) by Father Armand de la Richardie, S.J. The mission was moved to Bois Blane Island and the adjacent mainland in 1742. In 1747 it was destroyed by disaffected Hurons and a party of Iroquois, and the next year re-established in this vicinity. The Huron Mission became the Parish of Assumption in 1767 and was entrusted with the spiritual care of the French settlers on this side of the river as well as the . . . — Map (db m37386) HM
Ontario (Essex County), Windsor — Montreal Point in 1782The Huron First Nation's gift to the Roman Catholic Church
In the year 1782 the Huron First Nation gave Montreal Point to the Diocese. The Jesuit Fathers constructed the Assumption Parish in 1787, the first Roman Catholic Parish west of Montreal, Quebec. Today the park, named Assumption, is owned and managed by the City of Windsor for its citizens. The City has some 8 kilometers, (5 miles), of riverfront parks for your enjoyment. The Department of Parks and Recreation invites you to explore the city's network of riverfront and neighborhood parks. — Map (db m37389) HM
Ontario (Oxford County), Thamesford — St. John's Anglican Church1861 - 2011
This plaque commemorates the 150th Anniversary of St. John's Church, which was constructed with local field stones and the labour of the parishioners. This original carriage alighting stone has welcomed all visitors through the years. — Map (db m75952) HM
Ontario (The Municipality of Chatham-Kent), Thamesville — Fairfield — Tecumseh Parkway
The Moravians or "Bohemian Brethren" were a protestant sect that originated in the 1400s in Moravia and Bohemia, the present day Czech Republic. They faced persecution in their homeland and in 1722 many moved to Saxony (now part of Germany) where they were given security and land on the estate of Nikolaus Ludwig Von Zinzendorf. There they built a community called Hernhut and subsequently sent missionaries to North America where they established settlements in Pennsylvania (Bethlehem and . . . — Map (db m72448) HM
Ontario (The Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Charles Green1740 - 1827 — United Empire Loyalist
“If the captain wants me, he may come himself and if he does I will shoot him.” With these words, Charles Green refused induction into the N. Jersey rebel militia. Imprisoned, he escaped and joined the “King’s Rangers” a loyalist unit. He “suffered very considerably both in person and property”. At war’s end he walked from N. Jersey leading his wife and two children on horseback. His wife Rebekah, buried next to him, gave birth eight days later to a . . . — Map (db m75879) HM
Ontario (The Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — To the Memory of the Pioneersand the Red Meeting House — 1817-1869
Genesee Methodist Conference met here July 1820. — Map (db m75880) HM
Ontario (The Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara-on-the-Lake — St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1835
The Parish of St. Vincent de Paul is the direct successor of the many and often interrupted endeavors in the Niagara area since 1626. At first concerned with native peoples, later French and then English-speaking priests came as chaplains for the troops stationed at Fort Niagara and Fort George. The first permanent parish with a resident priest was established here in 1826 to serve the pastoral needs of the growing number of Catholics in the Niagara Peninsula and the west-central part of the . . . — Map (db m37237) HM
Ontario (The Regional Municipality of Niagara), Queenston — The Queenston Baptist Church
By 1808 the Rev. Elkanah Holmes, a missionary from the United States, had organized the first Baptist congregation in Queenston. Following the war of 1812 the congregation declined, was reorganized in 1831 and between 1842 and 1845 erected the rough-cut limestone structure as its church. It is an early and interesting example of the Gothic Revival style in this province. The church had closed by 1918 and in 1928 was sold to the Women's Institute, which occupied the building until 1954. In 1970 . . . — Map (db m51627) HM
Ontario (The Regional Municipality of Niagara), St. Catharines — BME ChurchNational Historic Site
[Text on left side of marker]: The Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church was the first Black church in St. Catharines. Originally known as the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the name was changed to reflect their loyalty to the British Empire. In 1793, the "Upper Canada Act Against Slavery" was passed, allowing Blacks aged 25 years and older freedom from slavery in Canada. This created a safe haven for African American runaway slaves and made Canada the destination . . . — Map (db m75867) HM
Ontario (The Regional Municipality of Niagara), St. Catharines — Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church
Salem Chapel, built in 1855, was an important centre of 19th-century abolitionist and civil rights activity in Canada. Harriet Tubman, the famous Underground Railroad "conductor", lived near here from 1851 to 1858 and is traditionally associated with Salem Chapel. Many of those aided to freedom became church members and put down roots in the local community. The auditory-hall design typifies the style associated with the Underground Railroad-related churches in Ontario. — Map (db m75873) HM
Ontario (Toronto), Toronto — St. Andrew By-The-Lake
After the Toronto Island parish was established in 1875 Bishop Arthur Sweatman was the prime mover in the building of this Anglican church. Designed by Arthur R. Denison, architect, the Early English Gothic style frame church was opened at the corner of Cherokee and Lakeshore Avenues, on 27 July 1884. Among the many fine stained glass windows, the triptych in the north chancel, designed by Robert McCausland, dates from 1886. To serve the growing summer community the building was enlarged in . . . — Map (db m35520) HM
Quebec (Bellechasse MRC), Sainte-Claire — Sainte-Claire (Dorchester)
The parish of Sainte-Claire is in the seigniory granted to Louis Jolliet, the discoverer of the Mississipi, by Frontenac, as Governor, and Bochart Champigny, as Intendant, on the 30th of April, 1697. French translation is to the left of the English text above. Map (db m74883) HM
Quebec (Ville-Marie Borough), Montréal — La Basilique Notre-Dame / Notre-Dame Basilica
Cette imposante basilique, construite de 1824 ả 1829 et terminée au début des années 1840, fut le premier exemple significatif de style néogothique au Canada. Église paroissial érigée selon les plans de l’architecte américano-irlandais James O’Donnell, elle exprime avec éclat l’étape romantique des débuts de ce style, par l’application d’éléments médiévaux, comme les arcs en ogive, les creneaux et les pinacles, ả une forme symétrique d’influence classique. Le chois du néogothique . . . — Map (db m72828) HM
Quebec (Ville-Marie Borough), Montréal — La Basilique Saint-Patrick / Saint Patrick's Basilica
Bel exemple des débuts du néo-gothique, la basilique Saint-Patrick fut bâtie entre 1843 et 1847 pour la communauté irlandaise de Montréal. Conçue par Pierre-Louis Morin et le père Félix Martin, elle combine la simplicité de l’architecture québécoise traditionnelle à un intérieur dont l’élégance évoque l’esprit de l’architecture française au Moyen Âge. Son riche ameublement, oeuvre de l’architecte William Doran, a été exécuté dans les années 1890. Source d’aide matérielle et spirituelle pour les . . . — Map (db m73082) HM
Saskatchewan, Rosthern — Rosenort Mennonite Church
Mennonite settlers who arrived in this area in 1892 held church services in private homes until 1896, when the first church of the conference of Mennonites in the North-West Territories was built on this site. The Mennonite community had organized the Rosenort Mennonite Church in 1894, named for the community in West Prussia from which their elder, Peter Regier, and others had come. In 1902 the original log structure was replaced by the present church, which was remodelled in 1954. — Map (db m8531) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — Rev. William Henry Judge, S.J.St. Mary's Catholic Church
Credited with saving many lives, Father Judge was one of the true heroes of the Klondike, serving the area from May 1897 until his death January 16, 1899. In this short period he built St. Mary’s Hospital, a church and residences, doing much of the work himself. Despite ill health, Dawson’s first priest became known as “The Saint of Dawson” through his untiring efforts in serving God and his fellow man. — Map (db m70916) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — St. Andrew’s Church and ManseL’église et le presbytère St. Andrew’s
[English] This substantial Presbyterian Church was a reflection of the prosperity and commitment of the congregation it served. Erected in 1901, it boasted a pipe organ and carved oak pews that could accommodate 600. The church bore the architectural stamp of the Gothic Revival popular elsewhere in the country. Together, with the spacious manse, of Second Empire design, it was one more element of familiarity in respectability in a city that was rapidly changing from its boom-town . . . — Map (db m49307) HM
Yukon Territory, Whitehorse — Log Church & Rectory
The Reverend Richard Bowen and his wife, veterans of the Klondike Goldrush arrived here August 1, 1900 at the call of Bishop Bompas. Bowen immediately undertook with volunteer labour to build this church of logs and held his first service on October 7, 1900. The Rectory was begun three months later with the temperature at 29 degrees below zero. It has served as a social centre and a school for native children. The era of the Log Church ended on January 17, 1960 with the completion of a new . . . — Map (db m42864) HM
Czech Republic, Hlavní město Praha, Prague — Francis Skaryna
{Marker text in Belarusian:} 1517-1519, у старым месце Праҗскім выдатны веларускі асветнік Францішак Скарына . . . — Map (db m40762) HM
Czech Republic, Hlavní město Praha (Staré Město), Prague — Church of St. SalvadorKostel Sv. Salvátora
{Marker text in Czech:} Vystavěn renesančne a raně barokně v letech 1578-1653 za účasti C. Luracha a F. Carrattiho. Sochy na průčelí vytvořil J.J. Bendl, štuky na portiku D. Galli a uvnitř obrazy od a plastiky od J.J. Bendla. {Marker text translated into English, more or less:} Constructed in the Renaissance and early Baroque styles over the years 1578-1653, with the participation of C. Lurago and F. Carratti. The sculptures . . . — Map (db m40997) HM
Czech Republic, Ústecký (Okres Litoměřice), Terezín — 3 — Garrison Church
In Czech: Posádkový Kostel Kostel Vzkřišení Páně byl postaven v letech 1805-1810. Budovu s věží vysokou 56 m projektovali Ing. Heinrich Hetzinger a Julius D’Andreis. Takřka totožný se nachází v Pevnosti Josefov u Jaroměře. In English: Garrison Church The Church of the Resurrection of the Lord was built in 1805-1810. Ing. Heinrich Hatzinger and Julius D'Andreis designed the building with its 56 m tall tower. A nearly identical church . . . — Map (db m22500) HM
Egypt, Governorate of Alexandria, Alexandria — Pompey's Pillar — [Alexandria Serapeum]
Pompey’s Pillar is one of the most famous glories of Alexandria. It has been estimated that this pillar was in the middle of a portico containing some 400 columns. The Arabs called it “Amoud el-Sawari”, Column of the Horsemen. The Pillar is the tallest ancient monument in Alexandria. This column has been admired by all throughout history for its grand scale. A number of stories were related to it. One such story claims 22 people had lunch on its capital! Another favorite . . . — Map (db m59921) HM
Estonia, Harjumaa MaakondTallinn — Toompea Loss[Toompea Castle]
Aerial photo of the castle and surroundings Text in Estonian : … Text in English: Toompea Castle is the seat of the Parliament of the Republic of Estonia – the Riigikogu The castle complex is made up of several parts: the west wall and the Tall Hermann tower belongs to the medieval fortress of the Order of the Brothers of the Sword, the Government Administration building represents the Czarist era and is classic in style, and the building of the . . . — Map (db m57027) HM
Finland, Uusimaa Region, Helsinki — The Senate SquareVanhaa HelsinkiäGamla Helsingfors
Seaatintori: Text in Finnish ... : Senatstorget: Text in Swedish ... : CEHATCKA: Text in Russian ... : Text in English: Helsinki was moved to its current location from the mouth of the River Vantaanjoki in 1640. These blocks have formed the historical centre of the city ever since. There are three streets that give us a faint idea of life in Helsinki centuries ago. The location of Sofiankatu, Katariinankatu and Helenankatu has remained unchanged since the . . . — Map (db m57703) HM
Finland, Uusimaa Region (Helsinki), Suomenlinna — KirkkopuistoKyrkparken - Church Park — [Suomenlinna Sea Fortress]
[Text in Finnish:] … [Text in Swedish:] … [Text in English:] The crownwork (1) comprises the southern flank of an ambitious plan for a public square originally drawn up by Augustin Ehrensvard. The foundation stone was laid on June 8, 1775, by King Gustav III of Sweden. On its external side, the crownwork was designed to form an imposing greystone defensive wall, but its casemates and wings were used for naval shipyard workshops, a sail-making shop, storerooms . . . — Map (db m57779) HM
France, Aquitaine (Dordogne), Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère — L’Émergence du ChristianismeThe Emergence of Christianity
Déjà au Ve siècle, sur le site d’une villa gallo-romaine, une première église se reflète dans les eaux de la rivière. L’eau – mireir des bâtiments, réserve de pêche et voie de communication- est, à l’époque gallo-romaine, un élément décisif pour l’inplantation de la villa où, autour d’une cour,sont regroupées la maison d’habitation et les dépendances argricoles. Celle de Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère,, contruite vers le IIIe ou le IVe siècle, s’étend du bord de la rivière jusqu’à l’actuelle . . . — Map (db m60401) HM
France, Aquitaine (Dordogne), Sarlat-la-Canéda — Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs[Chapel of the White Penitents] — Histoire de Sarlat
XVIIe siècle Le beau portail baroque est le seul ornement de l’église de Récollets devenue de chapelle des Pénitents Blancs au XIXe siècle. Depuis 1970, elle abrite un musée d’art sacré.

[English translation by Google Translate , with modifications: Chapel of the White Penitents seventeenth century The beautiful baroque portal is the only ornament of the Récollets church which became the White Penitents chapel in the nineteenth century. Since 1970, it houses a museum of sacred art. — Map (db m60438) HM

France, Aquitaine (Dordogne), Sarlat-la-Canéda — Eglise Saint-SacerdosXVIIe siècle — Histoire de Sarlat
Edifiée sur les foundations de l’église romane de l’abbaye fondée au IXe siècle. Tour-clocher en grande partie romane. Orgue de Jean-François L’Epine (1752).

[English translation by Google Translate (with modifications): Built on the foundations of the Romanesque church of the abbey founded in the ninth century. Bell tower largely Romanesque. Organ Jean-François L'Epine (1752).] — Map (db m60402) HM

France, Aquitaine (Dordogne), Sarlat-la-Canéda — Palais ÉpiscopalXVIIe siècle — Histoire de Sarlat
Construit sur les vestiges du premier palais érigé au XVe siècle (façade nord), le palais du XVIIe siècle fut entièrement remanié en 1900 pour devenir un théâtre.

[English translation by Google Translate (with modifications): Built on the ruins of the first palace built in the fifteenth century (north side), the palace of the seventeenth century was completely redesigned in 1900 to become a theater.] — Map (db m60403) HM

France, Île-de-France (Paris), Paris — Eglise Saint-Jean-l’Evangéliste[Church of St. John the Evangelist] — Histoire de Paris
Construite entre 1894 et 1904, à la demande du curé de Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, dont la paroisse se révèle trop étendue, cette première église moderne de Paris est l’ouvre d’un disciple de Labrouste: Anatole de Baudot. Novateur à sa manière, ce théoricien officiel, né à Sarrebourg en 1834, en mort chargé d’honneurs en 1915, conçoit l’idée d’une architecture sociale et économique, en harmonie avec l’essor industriel. Rationaliste et progressiste, doué d’une grande influence sur ses élèves, il . . . — Map (db m60803) HM
France, Île-de-France (Paris), Paris — Ici s’elevait Le Chapelle Saint Michel du Palais(Here stood the Chapel Saint Michel of the Palace)
Philippe Auguste y fut baptise en 1165 • et y installa • en 1210 • le siege de la confrerie des pelerins du Mont Saint Michel • Louis XI y transfera en 1470 le siege de l’Ordre de Saint Michel •

(English translation by Google Translate with modifications:) Here stood the Chapel Saint Michel of the Palace Philip Augustus was baptized in 1165 and installed • in 1210 the seat of the brotherhood of pilgrims from Mont Saint Michel • in 1470 Louis XI transferred the seat of the Order of St. Michael • — Map (db m61541) HM

France, Île-de-France (Paris), Paris — Saint-Benoît le BétournéHistoire de Paris
En 1431, maître Guillaume de Villon, répétiteur de droit canonique, devient chapelain de cette église aujourd’hui disparue, dont le choeur, orienté à l’ouest, justifie le surnom de «mal tournee» . Cette année-là naît François de Montcorbier: orphelin pauvre, entré à six ou sept ans un service du bon chapelain, le futur poète en garde le souvenir attendri d’un père adoptif, dont il rendra le nom célèbre. D’abord enfant de choeur, reçu bachelier à 18ans, et licencié es-arts en 1452, il passe ici . . . — Map (db m61462) HM
France, Île-de-France (Paris), Paris — Sainte-Chapelle
Restauration des verrières 107, 109,111 et 113 Les quinze verrières de la chapelle haute constituent un joyau de l’art du vitrail du XVIIIe siècle. Elles font l’objet d’une vaste campagne de restauration initiée en 2007 sur les verrières du choeur et qui s’est poursuivie en 2009 et 1010 par les trois premières verrières de la façade nord. La phase de travaux actuelle porte à la fois sur les quatre verrières suivantes de la façade nord, intitulées “Deutéronome – le Livre de . . . — Map (db m61581) HM
France, Île-de-France (Paris), Paris — Saint-Pierre de MontmartreHistoire de Paris
Dès le milieu du Ve siècle s’élèva ici, sur l’emplacement d’un temple de Mars, une première église mérovingienne. Cédée en ruines au roi Louis VI en 1133, elle est reconstruite pour l’abbaye de bénédictines fondée par la reine Adélaide de Savoie, et solennellement consacrée par le pape Eugèna III le lundi de Pâques 1147. Il s’agit de l’un des plus anciens édifices religieux de Paris, dont l’essential date du XIIe siècle, avec quelques remplois gallo-romains. Fermée au culte sous la Révolution, . . . — Map (db m60877) HM
France, Languedoc-Roussillon (Bouches-du-Rhône), Arles — Le Forum Romain et Les CryptoportiquesThe Roman Forum and the Cryptoportiques
L’implantation du Forum romain contre le flanc Ouest de la colline d’Arles a necéssité la construction d’importantes substructions destinées à établir solidement une vaste terrasse. La partie Nord de ces galeries sousterraines, appelées Cryptoportiques passe sous la place du Forum actuelle, la partie Sud sous l’Hôtel de Ville. Autour l’esplanade ainsi constituée, fut édifié dès l’installation de la colonie romaine, fondée en 46 av. J.C. par Jules César, un grand portique de colonnes encadrant . . . — Map (db m60964) HM
France, Languedoc-Roussillon (Hérault), Beziers — La Chapelle des Recollets
Ici, dans la chapelle des Recollets s’est tenue, du 16 mars au 6 avril 1789, l’Assemblée des Trois Ordres de la Senechaussée de Béziers pour les Etats Generaux du Rouvaume. L’Abbe Gouttes et l’abbe Martin ont été deputes du Clerge : M. Gleises de Lablanque et le Marquis de Gayon (suppléant : le Baron de Jesse) on été députés de la Noblésse. Rey, de Béziers, Rocque, de St. Pons, Mérigeaux, de Pezenas, et Sales de Costebelle, de Lodeve ont été députés du Tiers Estat. Un hommage a été rendu, à . . . — Map (db m60251) HM
France, Languedoc-Roussillon (Hérault), Capestang — Le Château de l’archevêque[Castle of the Archbishop]
La présence d’une demeure est attestée dès le XIIe siecle. Au VIIIe l’adjonction d’une courtline avec tours d’angle et les aménagements du logis avec arcs et mâchicoulis en front une forteresse. Sa fonction résidentielle s’affirme aux XIVe et XVe : peinture murale de sa vaste salle d’apparat, spendide planfond peint... Les textes parient d’un palais. Le très riche et très puissant archevêque de Narbonne, seigneur du lieu, y effectue de frêquents sêjours avec ses baggage, se coffres, ses . . . — Map (db m60174) HM
France, Languedoc-Roussillon (Hérault Départment), Capestang — La collégiale Saint Etienne[The church of Saint Etienne]
Sa construction lancée à partir de la fin de XIIIe siècle, se poursuivit au début de XIVe en provoquant la destruction travée par travée de l’édifice roman de la fin du Xie siécle qui la précédait. De cette première période, it subsiste encore des vestiges, à l’ouest et au sud et des décourvertes archéologiques des années 80 prementtent d’appréhender les dispositions de l’ancien chevet roman. Les dimensions exceptionnelles de l’église actuelle (26,5 m sous voûtes et 46 m de hauteur pour le . . . — Map (db m60055) HM
France, Midi-Pyrénées (Tarn), Albi — La Temporalité
Le nom de cette rue rappelle l’emplacement du bâtiment de la Temporalité, tribunal des affairs civiles (vols, homicides, coups et blessures) qui permettait à l’évêque, seigneur de la ville, de rendre la justice au nom de son pouvoir temporel. En suivant son tracé, a longe le site de l’ancienne cathédrale avec son cloître et l’on peut mieux saisir les similitudes architecturales entre la cathédrale Sainte-Cécile et le palais de la Berbie.

[English] La Temporalité The name of this street . . . — Map (db m60516) HM

France, Midi-Pyrénées (Tarn), Albi — Le palais de la Berbie[The Bishop's Palace]
La construction Le nom du palais vient du mot occitan «bisbia» , devenue «verbie» puis «berbie» et qui signiffie évêché. L’édification du palais se déroule en de nombreuses étapes : la construction elle-même s’étale entre 1228 et 1306. Par la suite, et ce jusqu’au début du XXe siècle, le palais subira des aménagements multiple. Durand de Beaucaire (1228-1254) Jusqu’au début de XIIIe siècle, les évêques d’Albi habitent un groupe de maisons proche de la cathédrale romane prété par les . . . — Map (db m60337) HM
France, Midi-Pyrénées (Tarn), Albi — Le palais de la Berbie[Le Bishop's Palace]
Le nom du palais vient de l’occitan bisbia signifiant “évêche”, référence à sa fonction de résidence episcopale. Le bâtiment fut engé entre le XIIIe et le XIVe siècle et connut quelque modifications jusqu’au XVIIe siècle. Il forme avec la cathédrale un ensemble monumental de briques exceptionnal. Cette architecture militaire témoigne de la volonte de l’évêque d’affirmer sa puissance et son autorité en réponse à la dissidence cathare. Les nombreux contreforts hémicylindrique, les . . . — Map (db m60356) HM
France, Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur (Vaucluse), Bonnieux — 9 — La Vieille Eglise(The Old Church)
Ainsi nommée par les Bonnieulais depuis l’érection au XIXeme siècle d’une nouvelle église au bas du village. Vieille Eglise, donc ou église haute ou encore église Saint Sauveur, elle culmine à 429 m d’altitude. On y distingue une partie romane à l’est. Plus tardivement, son venues s’adjoindre des chapelles latérales. A partir du XIVeme, les papes son en Avignon, Bonnieux est enclave pontificale; l’église s’agrandit au XVeme siècle dans le style gothique provençal, puis au XVIIIeme . . . — Map (db m61759) HM
Germany, Bavaria, Munich — Cathedral Church of Our LadyUnserer Lieben Frau Dom und Pfarrkirche
Unserer Lieben Frau Dom und Pfarrkirche erbaut von Jörg Ganghofer 1468 – 1488 German – English translation Our Lady Cathedral and Parish Church built by Jörg Ganghofer 1468 - 1488 — Map (db m68750) HM
Germany, Bavaria, Munich — The Church of Saint MichaelSankt Michael
Sankt Michael Erbaut 1583 – 1597 im Auftrag Herzog Wilhelm V. von Friedrich Sustris German – English translation: The Church of Saint Michael Built 1583-1597 by Friedrich Sustris on behalf of Duke Wilhelm V. — Map (db m68740) HM
Germany, Bavaria, Munich — The Expansion of the Church of Our Lady Lane
Durch hochherzige Spenden seiner königlichen hoheit des Prinzregenten Luitpold von Bayern, des Domkapitels zu Unserer Lieben Frau und opferwilliger Münchener Bürger wurde es ermöglicht, im Jahre 1888 das enge Liebefrauengässchen zu dieser Strasse zu erweitern und sogleich die hiesige Domfreiheit zu schaffen. Translated, the marker reads: Through the generous donations of His Royal Highness, Luitpold, the Prince Regent of Bavaria, the Ecclesiastical Chapter of the Church of Our . . . — Map (db m22603) HM
Germany, Bavaria (Landkreis Kitzingen), Iphofen — Ilmbacher Hof
[Marker text in German: Aus einer alten Chronik: „Der nachmalige Kloster Ilmbachische Hof war sonst ein Bürgerhaus mit einer öden Hofstadt dabei. Das Kloster kaufte beides und ließ 1742 ein grösseres Gebaüde da aufführen und kaufte mehrere Weinberge und Felder dazu". Seit der Sakularisation in Privatbesitz. [Marker text translated into English, more or less:} From an old chronicle: "Formerly a house with an abandoned outbuilding. The Ilmbach Monastery purchased both . . . — Map (db m58160) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Lutherstadt Eisleben — Martin Luther
[East Panel - An angel crushes Satan with the Shield of Truth - note the Luther Rose] [South Panel - Luther translates the Bible] [West Panel - Luther and his family sign hymns] [North Panel - The Leipzig Disputation between Luther and Johann Eck] [Dedicated 11 November 1883] — Map (db m70215) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Lutherstadt Eisleben — Martin Luther Quotes
"For Christ commands us to be baptized and to believe in him. Even if we can believe so strongly not know, as we probably should, but God has patience with us." (WA 51, 195, 17f) "There is no poorer, lower, despised student on earth as God. It must be all the disciples. Everyone wants to be his schoolmasters and teachers." (WA 51, ​​188, 10f.) "For there should be true the Christian life because of the faith and friends truly bliss. But little of the sin that will . . . — Map (db m70315) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Lutherstadt Eisleben — Martin Luther's Baptism1513 - 1913
In der Turmkapelle dieser Kirche wurde D. Martin Luther am Martinstage 1483 getauft —————————— In the tower chapel of this church D. Martin Luther was baptized on St. Martin's Day 1483 — Map (db m70179) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Mansfeld-Lutherstadt — Luther Fountain / Lutherbrunnen
Ihrem großen Sohne der Stadt Mansfeld von Mansfeld aus begann der Weg des Reformators Dr. Martin Luther. 1913 vom dem Bildhauer Paul Juckoff aus Schkopau in Kalkstein und Bronze geschaffener Brunnenstock, Brunnen mit Denkmal. Dreiseitige Stele mit Darstellung der 3 entscheidenden Phassen seines Lebens. „Hinaus in die Welt" Abschied des 13 jährigen Luther aus Mansfeld, darüber Portät seiner Eltern. „Hinein in den Kampf" der Thesenanschlag an der Schlosskirche zu Wittenberg. . . . — Map (db m70372) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Mansfeld-Lutherstadt — Luthers Schule / Luther's School
Von 1488 - 96 besuchte Martin Luther diese Schule, wo er neben dem Schreiben, dem Singen und etwas Rechnen von allem Latein lernte. Die damals herrschenden Erziehungsmethoden haben sich dem Jungen unauslöslich eingeprägt. Diese Erlebnisse wurden ein Ausgangspunkt sowohl für eine moderative Erziehung der eigenen Kinder als auch für seine späteren Reformbemühungen im Schulwesen. —————————————— From . . . — Map (db m70368) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Mansfeld-Lutherstadt — St. George's, Martin Luther's Home ChurchSt. Georgs, die Heimatskirche Martin Luthers
Die Kirche St. Georg ist die Heimatskirche Martin Luthers und eine zentrale Erinnerungssätte für die städtische und territorial Reformationsgeschichte des Mansfelder Landes Die Anfänge der Kirche gehen in das 12./13. Jahrhundert zurück. Sie ist eine einschiffige spätgotische Hallenkirche, im Ursprung kreuzförmig angelegt. Die Turmbasis stammt aus romanischer Zeit. Die heutige Gestalt der Kirche geht Auf die Jahre 1497-1518 zurück. - eine exponierte Rolle in lokalgeschichtlicher . . . — Map (db m70342) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Corpus Christi Chapel / Fronleichnamskapelle
This chantry chapel was built in 1368 by Konrad Wynmann, one of the city fathers. It was destroyed, but rebuilt in 1456 under the auspices of Georg Zülsdorf. It was from here that on November 28th, 1518, Martin Luther appealed to Pope Leo X to set up a council to hear the case aginst [sic] him as a heretic. Up until 1772 the chapel was used for funeral services prior to burial in the churchyard. From 1913 to 1928 the chapel housed the Wittenberg Museum of Local History. Today the Corpus . . . — Map (db m69717) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Johann von Staupitz(um 1469 - 1524)
Theologe, Augustinerprior Gründungsdekan der Theolog. Fakultät —————————— Theologian, Augustinian Prior Founding dean of the Theological Faculty — Map (db m70003) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Karl Ludwig Nitzsch(1751 - 1831)
Theologe, Schriftsteller Gründungsdirektor des Predigerseminars —————————— Theologian, Writer Founding director of the Seminary — Map (db m70007) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Martin Luther House
Hier lebte und wirkte Dr. Martin Luther von 1508 bis 1546. —————————— Here lived and worked Dr. Martin Luther from 1508 to 1546. — Map (db m70061) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Michael Agricola
Der Finnishe Reformater studierte von 1536-1539 in Wittenberg —————————— The Finnish reformer studied from 1536-1539 in Wittenberg — Map (db m70063) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Nikolaus Ludwig, Graf v. Zinzendorf(1700 - 1760)
gründete Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine studierte hier von 1716-1719 —————————— Moravian Founder studied here from 1716-1719 — Map (db m69785) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — The Augusteum / Das Augusteum
The Augusteum was built between 1564 and 1586 under the auspices of August I., Elector of Saxony. This building fulfilled various purposes for the Leucorea, Wittenberg's University. It was used as the medical faculty's institute for anatomy, as university library and for student accommodation, as well as an assembly hall. The Protestant Seminary, established in 1817, has always been located in this building and still today serves the practical education of pastors for their work in the . . . — Map (db m69999) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — The Luther House / Das Lutherhaus
The Luther House was originally a monastery built for Augustinian Hermits between 1504 and 1507. Martin Luther entered the monastery as a monk in 1508. The monastery was dispersed in 1522 during the course of the Reformation Movement. The Renaissance building was given to Luther in 1532 by the Elector John the Steadfast. Here Martin Luther, his wife Katharina von Bora and there [sic] children have lived for many years. They gave the students board and lodging. Until 1816 the building . . . — Map (db m70054) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — The Melanchthon House / Das Melanchthonhaus
This building was erected in 1536 for Philipp Schwarzerdt, one of the most significant German humanists and reformers, better known as Philipp Melanchthon. Melanchthon's family owned the house until 1604. The three-storeyed gabled house has round arched niches as seats on both sides of the entrance; these can also be seen at the door to the Luther House In 1967 a memorial of Philipp Melanchthon was opened in this house. To Melanchthon's 500th birthday in 1997, the house was restored . . . — Map (db m69974) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Thomas Müntzer(1490 - 1525)
Theologe und Bauernführer studierte hier 1518 —————————— Theologian and Peasant Leader studied here in 1518 — Map (db m69780) HM
Greece, Attica Periphery, Athens — Areopagus Hill
[Left columns - text in Greek] [Right columns - text in English] The Areopagus, a rocky outcrop approximately 115 m. high is situated between three other hills, the Acropolis, the Pnyx, and the Kolonos Agoraios. Its name probably derives from Ares, the god of war, and the Ares-Erinyes or Semnes (also called the Eumenides), underground goddesses of punishment and revenge. A judicial body, the Areopagus Council, met on this hill to preside over cases of murder, sacrilege, . . . — Map (db m47716) HM
Greece, Kalymnos (peripheral unit) (Pátmos municipality), Chorá — Historic Centre (Chorá)Monastery of Saint John the Theologian — World Heritage Site
[Marker text printed in Greek and English script:] 1999 The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse World Heritage Site The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse are inscribed in the List of World Heritage Sites of the Convention for the Protection of World Heritage of the UNESCO. Inclusion in the list recognizes the exceptional value of a cultural . . . — Map (db m43647) HM
Greece, Kalymnos peripheral unit (Patmos municipality), Chorá — Historic Centre (Chorá)Cave of the Apocalypse — World Heritage Site
1999 The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse World Heritage Site The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse are inscribed in the List of World Heritage Sites of the Convention for the Protection of World Heritage of the UNESCO. Inclusion in the list recognizes the exceptional value of a cultural site so that it may be protected for the benefit of all Humanity. — Map (db m43646) HM
Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, La Antigua Guatemala — Home of Brother PedroCasa del Hermano Pedro de San José de Betancourt
Aqui vivio Fray Pedro de San Jose Betancourt Apostol de la Caridad Nacio en Tenerife en Marzo de 1626 Murio en Esta el 25 de Abril de 1667 English translation: Here lived Father Pedro of Saint Joseph of Betancourt, Apostle of Charity, Born in Tenerife in March 1626, Died here on April 25, 1667. — Map (db m70121) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Cong — Monk's Fishing House / Teach Iascaigh na Manach
Monk's Fishing House Fish was a staple in the diet of the mediaeval monastery, and this small building, probably built in the 15th or 16th century, is believed to have been used by the monks of Cong to make the task of catching fish a little easier. It is built on a platform of stones over a small arch water from the river to flow underneath the floor. A trapdoor in the floor may have been used for a net, and monks could sit by the small fireplace in cold weather waiting for their . . . — Map (db m28068) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Killeen — Killeen Graveyard and Cross SlabClew Bay Archaeological Trail site 15Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh
This graveyard is now in the area known as Killeen. There is no trace of the early Christian church but there is a circular raised platform within the graveyard which could indicate where the original church stood. Tradition has it that if a person found guilty of any crime placed a finger in the keyhole of the church door, he/she would be let go free. In the graveyard, there is a large standing stone, leaning precariously, which was christianised during the seventh century with a Maltese . . . — Map (db m28056) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Murrisk Abbey / National Famine Monument / Statue of St PatrickClew Bay Archaeological Trail sites 6, 7, 8Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh
Murrisk Abbey • site 6 Muraisc - Sea Marsh Murrisk Abbey was founded circa 1456 by the Augustinian Friars because “the inhabitants of those parts have not hitherto been instructed in their faith.” It quickly became the preferred starting point for pilgrimages up Croagh Patrick. Before then, pilgrims approached the mountain from AnTóchar Phádraig, which starts in Aughagower. The ruins consist of an L-shaped building representing the long and narrow . . . — Map (db m27757) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Murrisk Friary / Mainistir Mhuraisce
Murrisk - from Muraisc (Sea-marsh) Murrisk Friary This small house of Augustinian friars, located here on the south shore of Clew Bay in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, was founded in 1457 by Hugh O'Malley. It was dedicated to St Patrick, some of whose relics were preserved here. The only surviving buildings are the small church and the range of domestic buildings which bordered the cloister on its east side - the chapter house below, where the friars met to . . . — Map (db m27587) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Squadron Leader R. F. C. Garvey
In loving memory of Squadron Leader R.F.C. Garvey D.F.C. & Bar Only son of J.C. & Gladys Garvey Born at Murrisk Abbey 11th July 1918 Killed in a flying accident at Shawbury, England, on 14th January 1948 & buried there Dearly loved — Map (db m28259) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Rathmoyle — Rathmoyle Cemetery
Rathmoyle Cemetery is unique in that it is the property of the parish and is maintained solely by the local population. The site appeas on the 1st edition of the 6 inch O.S. series of maps for Co. Roscommon as a Mortuary Chapel with surrounding graveyard. It is mentioned in the 1837 O.S. Map. The site was presented as a gift to the area by the local gentry, the Irwin's, in 1921 and has since been used as a local cemetery. The surrounding wall was constructed in the 1930's through . . . — Map (db m28204) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Dublin), Dublin — Margaret Anna Cusack1829 - 1899
Margaret Anna Cusack was born on this site on May 6th 1829. At the time York Street was a centre of medicine. She was the daughter of Sara and Dr. Samuel Cusack. Her uncle was the interationally renowned surgeon James William Cusack, 3-times President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She became an Anglican Sister but in 1861 converted to Catholicism and moved to Kenmare in County Kerry. Here, under the pseudonym of the “Nun of Kenmare”, she wrote on all aspects of . . . — Map (db m22454) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Dublin), Dublin — Saint Patrick’s ParkPáirc Naomh Pádraig
Tradition has it that Saint Patrick baptised the first Irish Christians in a well, situated here in St. Patrick's Park, with water from the River Poddle, which still flows underground. A small wooden church was erected here to commemorate the event. The parish church on this site was known as Saint Patrick's in Insula (on the island) because it was located on an island between two branches of the River Poddle. In 1191 John Comyn, the first Anglo-Norman Archbishop of Dublin, gave the church the . . . — Map (db m22468) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Dublin), Dublin — St. Patrick's CathedralMalton Trail
This majestic view of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin is a colour reproduction from a series of original aquatints etched by James Malton, whose work, A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin, gives us a glimpse of Dublin at the close of the 18th-century. Malton was “struck with admiration at the beauty of the capital of Ireland and was anxious to make a display of it to the world”. It is here that St. Patrick was said to have baptised converts to Christianity . . . — Map (db m22465) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Fingal), Howth — Howth Abbey, St. Marys / "Mainistir" Bhinn Éadair
Howth Abbey, St. Marys Sigtrygg, King of Dublin, founded the first church here in 1042. When this church was amalgamated with another on Ireland's Eye in 1235, it was re-founded by Luke, Archbishop of Dublin. Much of the present church dates from the 15th and 16th centuries. In the southeastern corner is a chantry containing the tomb of Christopher St. Laurence, carved around 1470, with the effigy of the Knight and his wife on top. Surrounding the tomb can be seen representations of the . . . — Map (db m27205) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Fingal), Howth — St Mary's Church / Eaglais Mhuire
Howth from Old Norse Hofuth (a promontory); Binn Éadair (the hill of Éadar) is the Irish name. This church, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, was collegiate; that is, it was served by a college or community of clerics, one of whom had responsibility for liturgy within the church as well as for matters of business. The house where the community lived stands to the south of the church. The earliest church here was built by Sitric, King of Dublin, in 1042. It . . . — Map (db m27183) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Longford), Kenagh — fáilte go Kenagh
Brief History of Longford Longford is a focal point of the northern midlands where the provinces of Leinster, Ulster and Connaught all converge. Longford, where history and literature, tradegy and triumph are all woven together, takes its name from the ancient stronghold of the O'Farrell family (Long Fort - Fort of the O'Farrells) who ruled from the 11th Century. Bordered to the west by the majestic River Shannon, Longford is a county of rolling plains and picturesque stretches of water. . . . — Map (db m27946) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Longford), Lanesborough — fáilte go Lanesborough
Brief History of Longford Longford is a focal point of the northern midlands where the provinces of Leinster, Ulster and Connaught all converge. Longford, where history and literature, tradegy and triumph are all woven together, takes its name from the ancient stronghold of the O'Farrell family (Long Fort - Fort of the O'Farrells) who ruled from the 11th Century. Bordered to the west by the majestic River Shannon, Longford is a county of rolling plains and picturesque stretches of . . . — Map (db m27498) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Longford), Lanesborough — Lanesborough / Béal Átha Liag History 500 - 1900 AD
The Mouth of the Ford of Stones The ancient name of Lanesborough is Béal Átha Liag which means “Mouth of the Ford of Stones”. Situated at the northern tip of Lough Ree, or Loch Rí - meaning the “Lake of Kings” - Béal Átha Liag provided the first crossing point on the Shannon north of Athlone. From 1000 AD, the bridges across the Shannon have been of major military importance, being a main crossing point between the East and West of Ireland. 540 • . . . — Map (db m27424) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Louth), Monasterboice — Monasterboice / Mainistir Bhuithe
Monasterboice — from Mainistir Bhuithe (the Monastery of Buithe) This is the only early Irish monastery whose name incorporates the Irish word mainistir. Monasterboice was founded by St Buite, who died around 520. The monastery was an important centre of spirituality and learning for many centuries until the Cistercians arrived at nearby Mellifont in 1142. The two churches which stand on the site today were probably built no earlier than the end of the 14th . . . — Map (db m24628) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Louth), Monasterboice — 98 — Round Tower / An Cloigtheach
Round Tower The round tower was the Irish reaction to the Norse raids on monasteries in the 10th/11th century A.D. These tapering buildings, over 100 feet high, served as watch-towers, belfries, repositories for church valuables and as refuges for the community. The door, normally 15-20 feet above ground was reached by a movable ladder and the interior was divided into four or more storeys. The present height of the tower is 110 feet. The level of the surroundings has been raised by . . . — Map (db m24693) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Louth), Monasterboice — 98 — The North Church / An Teampall Thuaidh
A 13th century reconstruction on the foundations of an earlier monastic building, used as a small parochial church after the monastery at Monasterboice had come to an end. It remains little of architectural interest. The east windows and most of that gable have disappeared. ————— Hatógadh an teampall seo ar fhothaí sean-mhainistreach, agus húsáideadh mar theampall paróiste é tar éis an mhainistir dul i léig. — Map (db m24694) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Louth), Monasterboice — 98 — The South Church / An Teampall Theas
At one time a church consisting of nave and chancel stood on this site. In the 13th century re-edification the west gable was moved back to add over two feet to the nave. The chancel having by this time disappeared, the plain round arch in the east gable was built up to give a single-roomed building. —————— Bhí tráth ar an láthair seo teampall ina raibh méánlann agus caingeal. Nuair a hathógadh é sa 13ú aois bogadh an bhinn thiar amach le 2'4" a chur leis an meánlann. — Map (db m24717) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Bective — Bective Abbey / Mainistir Bheigtí
Bective Abbey — from Mainistir Bheigthí (Abbey of Beigtheach) This Cistercian abbey was founded in 1147 as a “daughter house” of Mellifont Abbey. The community here was Anglo-Norman. In 1386 men of Irish birth were effectively barred from entering the monastery. The cloister (a covered walkway for contemplation and prayer) and the domestic buildings where the monks lived and worked, were rebuilt on a smaller scale in the 15th century. Two sections of this . . . — Map (db m24752) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Donaghmore — Donaghmore Church and Round TowerDomhnach Mór agus Cloightheach
Donaghmore Church and Round Tower A monastery was reputedly founded here in the 5th century by St Patrick, who placed it in the care of St Cassán, whose relics were venerated here. The Round Tower was not built until the 11th or 12th century. It is well-preserved, but its upper part was badly restored in 1841 - the four windows which normally face North, South, East and West from the top of Round Towers are not found here, and the stone at the top of its roof is missing. . . . — Map (db m22542) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Duleek — Parochial HouseDuleek Heritage Trail
The original house was built in 1795. It was built in three stages and was acquired by Fr John Kearney to accommodate the parish priest and the curate. It was re-roofed in 1993 and presides over the very elegant village green. At the back of the house are substantial stables and other outoffices which in earlier times were used for parish animals. These were built in 1898 and in more recent times have been refurbished as meeting rooms for parish groups and community activity. — Map (db m24801) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Duleek — St Mary's AbbeyDuleek Heritage Trail
One of the great churches of the 12th century, St. Mary's Abbey, was built by the Augustinians on lands presented to them by Hugh de Lacy, Overlord of Meath. In the 1500s a massive square tower was built alongside the earlier round tower. The latter is no longer standing but the ‘scar’ where it was joined onto the square tower is clearly visible on its north side. Within the church are some early cross-slabs, a Romanesque pilaster-capital and the base and head of the South Cross, and . . . — Map (db m26384) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Duleek — The Lime TreeDuleek Heritage Trail
William of Orange and Mary accepted the throne of England in 1698, supplanting King James II who took refuge with his ally and sponsor Louis XIV of France. The tensions between James and William would reach their highpoint in 1690 at the battle of the Boyne in Meath, where James was defeated. In Duleek at the time there was a very significant colony of Huguenots (French Protestants) who had fled persecution in France. Subsequently to the Battle of the Boyne the people of Duleek planted . . . — Map (db m24802) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Fordstown — Girley / FordstownMeath Villages
An introduction to Fordstown Fordstown is named after the Norman-Irish Ford family, who lived in the area. One part of the townland is sometimes referred to as Ballaghboy. Today, Fordstown is a growing, vibrant community. ‘Fordstown Street Fair’ is an old world fair, hosted by Fordstown in October each year since 2004. Fordrew Rovers Fordrew Rovers Football Club was formed in 1997 and play in Drewstown. They progressed from Division 4A to Division 1 in four years. They won . . . — Map (db m27318) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — Headfort PlaceKells Heritage Trail
Headfort Place was purposely widened and lined with trees in the 18th century to make it a suitable setting for its attractive Georgian houses. It is also here that a site for a parish church was donated to the Roman Catholic community by Lord Bective. The original site of the church is in the area near the present church's carpark. — Map (db m27339) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — Kells Round TowerKells Heritage Trail
This tower is located on the grounds of St Columba's church and was built in the 10th century as part of the early Christian monastery. Such towers were referred to as a cloigteach meaning bell tower. Modelled on early Italian belfries, they were used as lookout towers and as places of refuge during attack, particularly from Norse invaders. The tower is ninety feet high from the original street level to the base of its roof and has six floors but no internal staircase. Access to the upper . . . — Map (db m26440) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — Market CrossKells Heritage Trail
This 9th century high cross, the cross of the gate of the Kells monastery, is one of five high crosses still surviving in Kells. The cross of the gate, currently at or near its original site, was a termon cross and signified that a fugitive could claim sanctuary once inside the boundary of the monastic area. The carved faces of the high crosses depict scenes from the Old and New Testament and were used primarily for the religious instruction of the faithful. These scenes may originally have . . . — Map (db m27341) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — St Columba's ChurchKells Heritage Trail
Diarmuld MacCarroll, High King of Tara, is said to have granted the dun of Cenannus to St Columcille in the 6th century for the purpose of establishing a monastery. This may explain why in 804 the Columban community on the island of Iona (Hebrides), then the principal Columban monastery, moved to Kells to escape the reaches of Norse raiding parties. St Columba's church stands on the site of the original Columban monastery. It became a cathedral church 1152 when the diocese of Kells was . . . — Map (db m26444) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — The Churchyard WallKells Heritage Trail
This wall marks the boundary of the original monastery and was rebuilt in 1714. When part of the wall collapsed after heavy rains in 1997, it was discovered to have no foundation. It was rebuilt again in 1998, this time with reinforced bulwarks. — Map (db m26402) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Slane — Saint Patrick on the Hill of Slane
Long established tradition tells that St. Patrick lit the Easter Fire on this Hill of Slane in 433. In doing so, he unwittingly disobeyed King Laoghaire at nearby Tara. The inevitable confrontation had a happy outcome: Laoghaire's druid, Erk, became a Christian (later, first Bishop of Slane) and the King was pacified. The Easter Fire is still lighted, each year, on the Hill of Slane. — Map (db m22538) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Slane — Slane AbbeyMainistir Shláine
Slane Abbey It is believed that in 433 AD, the first Christian missionary to Ireland, later known as St. Patrick, lit a large celebration fire here on the Hill of Slane. Soon after St Patrick, a monastery associated with St Earc was built on the site. But we know little of its history until the church was rebuilt in its present form in 1512, when Sir Christopher Fleming founded a Franciscan friary. The church was built to a simple plan but it has a fine bell tower; the aisle to the . . . — Map (db m22533) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Clare), Kilfenora — Historic Kilfenora / Cill Fhionnúrach Stairiúil
Historic Kilfenora The monastery of Kilfenora or Chill Fhionnúrach (the church of the white brow) is said to have been founded in the 6th century by St. Fachnan. The outline of the early monastic circular enclosure can still be traced in the curve of the roads to the south and west of the cathedral. The early history of the site is obscure, with the first historical reference occurring in 1055 when the stone church at the site was burned. The material remains, in particular the group . . . — Map (db m23694) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Clare), Kilfenora — Kilfenora Cathedral and High CrossesArdeaglais agus Ardchrosanna Chill Fhionnúrach
Kilfenora was the diocese of the Kingdom of Corcomroe and was the smallest diocese in medieval Ireland. Although a monastery was founded here more than 500 years earlier by St Fachtna, Kilfenora only became significant when it was officially recognised as a diocese (a district with its own bishop) in 1152. Because it was a diocese, the church at Kilfenora was called a cathedral. The chancel (the site of the altar at the east end of the church) is now roofless, but . . . — Map (db m22990) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Gallarus — Gallarus Oratory / Séipéilín Ghallarais
Built around the 7th or 8th century this Oratory resembles an inverted boat. This is the only perfect remaining example of a number of small corbel-built Oratories on a rectangular plan. The outward inclination of the bed joints of the stonework directs the rain to the outside. There are two openings, the western doorway and the eastern window. The doorway has a double lintel, above which project two stones each pierced with a round hole; these may have served for the attachment of a door. The . . . — Map (db m23499) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Kilmalkedar — Kilmalkedar Church / Cill Mhaoilchéadair
Kilmalkedar — from Cill Mhaoilchéadair (the Church of Mhaoilchéadair) Kilmalkedar Church Kilmalkedar, one of the most important early church sites on the Dingle peninsula, is traditionally associated with St. Brendan but it was probably founded by St. Maolcethair who died in 636. The present church, built in the middle of the 12th century, is a fine example of Irish Romanesque architecture. This style was introduced from England and the continent in the early . . . — Map (db m24299) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Reask — Reask Monastic Site / Láthair Mhainistreach an Riaisc
Reask - from An Riasc (the marsh). This important early monastery was probably founded in the 6th century. Little is known of the history of the site. The enclosing wall is roughly circular and its interior is divided by a curving wall into two parts. In the eastern part is the oratory (a small church) which was made - like all the other buildings on the site - with dry-stone walls with a corbelled roof; no mortar was used to hold the walls together. Besides . . . — Map (db m24147) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Abbeyfeale — Reverend William Casey
His grateful fellow countrymen at home and beyond the seas have erected this monument to the memory of Rev. William Casey, for a quarter of a century prior to his death, the parish priest of this parish. He found his people struggling in the toils of landlordism: he left them owners of the soil and freemen. By his death, religion lost a shining light; the cause of temperance a strenuous advocate; the poor without distinction of creed, an ever helpful friend; and Ireland a devoted son. But . . . — Map (db m24739) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Abbeyfeale — Thatched Chapel Cross
Cross from thatched chapel where many generations of Abbeyfeale people worshipped until St. Mary's Church was built in 1846 — Map (db m24738) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Donegal), Donegal Town — Donegal Friary / Mainistir Dhún na nGall
Donegal Friary was founded for the Franciscan Friars in 1474 by the first Red Hugh O'Donnell and his wife Nuala O'Brien. It survived until it was plundered by the English in 1588. Four years later, they in turn were driven out by the second Red Hugh (who left Ireland shortly after the battle of Kinsale in 1602), and the friars repaired the buildings. In 1601, during a siege of the friary by English forces - commanded by the renegade Niall Garbh O'Donnell - gunpowder stores exploded and . . . — Map (db m71608) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Donegal), Donegal Town — 175 — The Franciscan Friary of Donegal
Founded 1474 and richly endowed by the Lady Nuala O'Connor and the Lady Nuala O'Brien, wives of successive O'Donnell chieftains. The Friary followed the usual Franciscan layout of church on the south side, with cloisters and conventual buildings to the north. Its present ruinous state dates from 1601 when it was turned into a fortress by Niall Garbh O'Donnell and his English allies and besieged by Red Hugh. Donegal Friary and its possessions were confiscated in 1607 following the . . . — Map (db m71600) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Donegal), Letterkenny — George Murbury
Founder of Letterkenny Town is buried in this graveyard No. 276 — Map (db m71546) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Donegal), Letterkenny — The Cathedral Square
St. Eunan's Cathedral Work began on Saint Eunan and Saint Colmcille's Catholic Cathedral in 1890. It was designed by William Hague. It is built of white stone from Mountcharles and cost £300,000. The ceilings are the work of Amici of Rome, while the wonderful stained glass windows, which illuminate the Sanctuary and the Lady Chapel, are by the Mayer firm of Munich. The carvings show stories from the lives of Saint Eunan and Colmcille. It was dedicated in 1901. The spire stands at 212 . . . — Map (db m71548) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Monaghan), Clones — Clones Round Tower, Cross and ChurchCros, Eaglais agus Cloigtheach Chluain Eois
These features were part of a monastery founded by St Tighearnach at the beginning of the 6th century. The 10th or 11th century Round Tower, the monastery's bell-tower, is the oldest surviving building on the site. Close by, in the graveyard, is a stone shrine, shaped like a church, with a worn carving of a bishop at one end. It is known as St Tighearnach's Shrine, and was probably erected in the 12th century. The head and shaft of the High Cross which now stands in the centre of the town . . . — Map (db m72654) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Monaghan), Clones — High Cross / Ardchros Cluain EoisClones - Historic Town / Cluain Eois, Baile Scairiúil
This is a 10th century Ulster Scripture Cross. Cap-stone, Head & Shaft are all from different periods. However, the main shaft is dated as above. Originally a termon or boundary cross marking monastic lands limit. Also used as a teaching aid by the monks. Picture Panels depict New and Old Testament scenes. Crosses may have been of timber construction before coming of Vikings. Picture panels. Read from bottom to top. New Testament - Adoration of Magi, Wedding Feast of Cana, Loaves & . . . — Map (db m73258) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Monaghan), Clones — Remains of St Tiernach
Here lie the remains of St Tiernach. Of the Royal House of Oriel. First Abbot of Clones Monastry [sic] Bishop of Clogher. 500 AD to 4th April 548. — Map (db m73277) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Monaghan), Clones — The Sarcophagus / Sarcofagas Thighearnaigh NaofaClones - Historic Town / Cluain Eois, Baile Scairiúil
Twelfth century representation of an early Christian Church. Carved from a single block of sandstone. Originally made to contain a relic possibly of Saint Tiernach. Carving on surface severely weathered. Position of Sarcophagus probably in the area of the high Altar of the "Great Church of Clones" which was demolished during the Nine Years War. More recently the tomb under Sarcophagus used as a burial place for McMahon and McDonald senior family members. Each family disputed others . . . — Map (db m73272) HM
Israel, Galilee, Capharnaum — Capharnaum
Capharnaum the town of Jesus He left Nazareth and went to live in Capharnaum by the sea (Gospel of Matthew 4:13). He entered a boat, made a crossing, and came into his own town (Gospel of Matthew 9:1). The House of Simon Peter On leaving the synagogue he entered the house of Peter and Andrew with James and John (Gospel of Marc 1:29). In Capharnaum the house of the Prince of the Apostles was changed into a church; the original walls, however, are still standing (Etheria, . . . — Map (db m44108) HM
Israel, Galilee, Capharnaum — The Synagogue of Capharnaum
The synagogue is made up of four units, namely the prayer hall, the eastern courtyard, the southern porch, and a side-room near the northwestern corner of the prayer hall. The prayer hall, with the façade toward Jerusalem, is rectangular in ground plan. A stylobate divides the spacious central nave from the aisles. Stone benches were set along the eastern and western aisles. The focal point of the prayer hall was in the Jerusalem-oriented wall of the central nave. The trapezoidal . . . — Map (db m44055) HM
Israel, Galilee, Tabgha — Church of HeptapegonThe Seven Springs
History 28–350 AD The Judeo-Christians of Capharnaum venerated a large rock upon which Jesus is said to have laid the bread and fish before he fed the five thousand (Mk 6:30-44) ca. 350 AD Used as an altar, the rock was the very center of the first church at this site, built be a Jewish nobleman from Tiberias. Oriental communities venerated him as Saint Josipos. The church was built in close alignment with the ancient Via Maris. ca. 480 AD A Byzantine . . . — Map (db m44034) HM
Israel, Galilee, Yardenit — YardenitThe Baptismal Site on the Jordan River — Close to where Jesus was baptised
According to the Gospel of John, scripture indicates that Jesus was baptized very close to this part of the “Jordan River”. Of the four Gospel writers, John was the only one present when Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. In the King James version of the Bible “Bethabara” was where Jesus was baptised. Archaeologists agree that the City of Bethabara is located somewhere between the Sea of Galilee and Beit Shean. A few meters from this spot is a . . . — Map (db m44228) HM
Israel, Haifa District, Megiddo — The Sacred Area
[Text on the Left Side of the Marker]: This area served as a focus of worship for over two thousand years, from the Early Bronze through the Iron I periods. The University of Chicago excavation section a series of temples (1, 3-5) built one on top of the other. The Megiddo Expedition, led by a team from Tel Aviv University, uncovered an additional temple (2) unique in the Levant in its monumentality and the thousands of sacrificial animal bones found in and around it. [Text . . . — Map (db m64985) HM
Israel, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem — Gethsemane
Garden of Olives Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. (Gospel of John 18:1) “Gethsemane, a place where the Savior prayed before the passion. It is at the foot of the Mount of Olives, and today the faithful eagerly go to pray there.” (Eusebius of Caesarea: end of 3rd Cent. A.D.) Campus Florum (since 13th Cent. A.D.) – ‘Flower Garden’ Old Olive Trees . . . — Map (db m44596) HM
Israel, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem — Jaffa GateOld City Jerusalem
[Text in Hebrew …] [Text in English:] Jaffa Gate is the westernmost of the gates in the walls of Jerusalem. It is so named as the starting point of the road to Jaffa port. Its Arabic name, Bab al-Khalil, meaning “Hebron Gate,” indicates that the road to Hebron, the ancient city of the Patriarchs, also started there. An Arabic inscription in the gate structure commemorates its construction: “In the name of Allah, the merciful and the compassionate, our lord . . . — Map (db m44853) HM
Israel, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem — Western WallTemple Mount — [Old City of Jerusalem]
The Divine presence never moves from the Western Wall. Jewish tradition teaches that the Temple Mount is the focal point of Creation. In the center of the mountain lies the “Foundation Stone” of the world. Here Adam came into being. Here Abraham, Isaac and Jacob served God. The First and Second Temples were built upon this mountain. The Ark of the Covenant was set upon the Foundation Stone itself. Jerusalem was chosen by God as the dwelling place of the . . . — Map (db m44722) HM
Israel, North District, Nazareth — Basilica of the Annunciation
“And the Word became flesh” Historians tell that the Grotto and its surroundings, being the site of the Annunciation were turned into a worship place in the 1st and 2nd Century. -Early sources referred to the place as being “The House of the Virgin Mary” What supports this claim are the numerous inscriptions on the walls, mentioning Mary, which were left by pilgrims and visitors in early Christianity. -In 427 AD, the first Byzantine church was built . . . — Map (db m44298) HM
Israel, North District, Nazareth — The Church of St. Joseph[Sanctuario di Nazareth]
[Text in Hebrew …] [Text in Arabic…] This church was built in 1914 on the site of an earlier 12th century church. -The caves, granaries and wells in the lower level were used by the early dwellers of Nazareth. Later, Christians turned the site into a worship place. -Travellers who had visited the place in the 7th Century pointed out that this had been the location of the “Carpentry Shop of Joseph” -Later traditions identify the place as being . . . — Map (db m44353) HM
Israel, Northern District, Capharnaum — The Synagogue of Jesus
The Late Fourth Century A.D. "White Synagogue" Built Upon the Remains of the "Synagogue of Jesus" Map (db m64091) HM
Israel, Northern District, Nazareth — The Ancient Village of Nazareth
What is left of the ancient village consist of a network of grottoes and bits of walls form various historical periods. Going backwards in time we found first the remains of the XVII century Franciscan monastery, then the palace of the crusader archbishop of Nazareth and the humble homes with some parts datable up to the VIII cent. B.C. The parts that were carved out of the soft local rock are the best preserved: cistern for storing rainwater, silos set on different levels for storing . . . — Map (db m65462) HM
Israel, Northern District, Tiberias — "Magic on the sea of galilee..."
Tiberias the capital of the Galilee, one of the four Holy Cities of Israel Which was built by Antipas in the year 17-20, C.E. Antipas named the city Tiberias in honor of the Roman Ceasar, Tiberius. The institution of Jewish Leadership, the Sanhedrin and the Presidency moved to Tiberias from Tzipori. The Jerusalem Talmud was complied in Tiberias in the 5th century. Schools of poets, Rabbies and Scholars are thriving during the period of Geonim. "The Tiberias Vowel Punctuation" was developed in this period and still is in use today. — Map (db m65327) HM
Israel, Northern District, Tiberias — The Synagogue
This is one of the thirteen synagogues existed in Tiberias according to the Talmud. It was a square building divided by two rows of columns. One of the mosaics bears a dedication inscription decorated with Jewish symbols: Lulav and Etrog. The dedication mentions "Prokolos son of Crispos" who either made the mosaic or donated it. The synagogue was built in the 6th century CE and lasted until the 11th century CE. — Map (db m65333) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Court of Nemesis
Nemesis was the goddess of vengeance and Roman imperial justice. Her long and narrow court was built in 178 CE in front of a great niche in which her statue was placed. A Greek inscription above the niche mentions the names of the goddess and of the donor. The pavers of the court were arranged in a checker pattern of white and reddish stones. — Map (db m64781) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Court of Pan & the Nymphs
The stepped and paved courtyard on which you are standing was built in the mid-first century CE. An artificial cave was quarried in the cliff-face opposite the courtyard, and there the statue of Pan was placed. Pagan worship was carried out in this courtyard, as illustrated below. In 148 CE, two more niches were added to the rock face. According to the Greek inscriptions chiseled on the rock scarp, one niche housed a sculpture of Echo, the mountain nymph and Pan's consort, and the other, a . . . — Map (db m64754) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Grotto of the God Panמערת האל פאן
The cave is the nucleus beside which the sacred sanctuary was built. In this "abode of the shepherd god," pagan cult began as early as the 3rd century BCE. The ritual sacrifices were cast into a natural abyss reaching the underground waters at the back of the cave. If the victims disappeared in the water, this was a sign that the god had accepted the offering. If. however, signs of blood appeared in the nearby springs, the sacrifice had been rejected. — Map (db m64738) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Sanctuary of Pan
The conquests of Alexander the Great (3rd c. BCE) brought the Greeks to the East, and to Banyas. The Greeks were taken by the natural beauty of the site, touched particularly by the cave in which the springs welled. It is no wonder that they sanctified this cave, dedicating it to Pan, god of the forest and the shepherds. Thus came the name Panyas, later becoming "Banyas" in Arabic pronunciation.Towards the end of the first century BCE, the Romans incorporated Banyas into Herod's empire. To show . . . — Map (db m64764) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Temple of Augustusמקד ש אוגוסטוס
Built in 19 BCE, during the reign of Herod the Great, in honor of the Roman Emperor Augustus. The coin at the top of this text, shows the facade of the temple. In front of you is the western wall of the hall with semicircular and rectangular niches housing the statues of the deities. The back wall of the temple served as a passage to the Grotto of Pan - the holy of holies of this site. The passage was decorated with the carved stones displayed to your right. — Map (db m65177) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Temple of Zeus
Built around 96 CE in the days of Emperor Trajan, for the city's 100th anniversary. A marble inscription found at the site implies that it was a temple for Pan and for Zeus of Heliopolis (the city of Ba'albek). Only the foundations of the temple survived. Originally it included a columnar portico behind which there stood a "cella" (hall) where rites were conducted. The splendid Corinthian capital seen nearby once crowned one of the four columns of the facade. The Panias city coin above shows . . . — Map (db m64768) HM
Israel, Southern District (Mehoz HaDarom), Arad — The "Casemate of the Scrolls"
A large and rare concentration of finds from the time of the revolt was found in a corner of the room of the wall in which we stand: inscribed sheets of papyrus, fragments of scrolls, silver shekel coins, textiles, sandals, and glass vessels and bone implements. Among the finds was the pay record of a Roman cavalryman in the Tenth Legion. The most interesting finds were the scroll fragments, some of which show that during the siege there were members of different sects on the mountain. The . . . — Map (db m64071) HM
Israel, Southern District (Mehoz HaDarom), Arad — The Synagogue
"Long since, my brave men, we determined neither to serve the Romans nor any other save God ..." Josephus Flavius The rebels' way of life on Masada required a building suitable for community meetings and Torah readings. This building, which became a synagogue during the revolt, was built in Herod's time, most likely as a stable. The rebels changed its internal structure and even closed off a small room in the corner of the hall, which apparently served for storage of Torah . . . — Map (db m64076) HM
Italy, South Tyrol, Bolzano — Cathedral (Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption)Duomo (Chiesa parrocchiale di S. Maria Assunta) — Dom (Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt)
The text of this marker is in three languages; Italian (top), German (middle) and English (bottom). Chiesa parrocchiale di impianto romanico eretta nei secoli XIII e XIV sul luogo di una basilica paleocristiana (V-VI sec.) e di una chiesa altomedievale (IX sec.). Fu ampliata e modificata in stile gotico (XIV-XVI sec). Il campanile con cuspide a traforo tardogotica è opera del maestro svevo Hans Lutz di Schussenried (1519). All’interno affreschi gotici, pulpito in arenaria grigia . . . — Map (db m68736) HM
Italy, South Tyrol, Bolzano — Dominican Church and MonasteryChiesa e Convento dei Domenicani — Kirche und Kloster der Dominikaner
The text of this marker is in three languages; Italian (top), German (middle) and English (bottom). Complesso conventuale de Domenicani, documentati a Bolzano dal 1272, profondamente modificato dopo la secolarizzazione nel 1785. La chiesa di impianto gotico conserva affreschi trecenteschi, cora con stucchi rococò e pala del Guercino (1655). La cappella S. Giovanni è interamente affrescata da pittori giotteschi (1330). Nel chiostro dipinti trecenteschi e affreschi di F. Pacher e di S. . . . — Map (db m68730) HM
Italy, South Tyrol, Bolzano — Franciscan MonasteryChiesa e Convento dei Francescani — Kirche und Kloster der Franziskaner
The text of this marker is in three languages; Italian (top), German (middle) and English (bottom). Complesso conventuale dei Francescani, documenti a Bolzano dal 1237, sorto su un terreno del Vescovo di Bressanone attorno all’antica cappella de S. Ingenuino. Dopo l’incendio del 1291, la chiesa viene ricostruita in forme gotiche: il coro e il campanile sono del XIV sec., il soffitto a volte risale alla metà del XV sec. All’interno altare a portelle di H. Klocker (1500). Nel . . . — Map (db m68727) HM
Italy, South Tyrol, Bolzano — The Church of the Sacred Heart of JesusChiesa del Sacro Cuore — Herz-Jesu-Kirche
The text of this marker is in three languages; Italian (top), German (middle) and English (bottom). Chiesa neoromanica a tre navate (1897-1899), construita assieme all’annesso convento su progetto dell’architetto J. Bittner in occasione del centenario del voto dei Tirolesi al Sacro Cuore per l’adorazione del SS. Sacramento. Sulla facciata mosaico di I. Stolz (1910). All’interno affreschi e arredi del tempo. Dreischiffige neuromanische Kirche, die 1897-1899 zusammen mit dem . . . — Map (db m68729) HM
Italy, South Tyrol, Ortisei — Ortisei War Memorial
This marker is in three languages; Ladin, the local language of South Tyrol, German and Italian. (Ladin) La capela di turnei foya unida fata su do la Prima Gran Viera sciche luech de lecort per i 96 saudeies dla pluania de Urtijëi turnei o nia plu ruvei a cësa. Do la Segonda Gran Viera fova unic juntei pro i 83 inuemes de saudeies tumei o nia plu ruvei de reviers danter l 1939 y l 1945. La ciampana sun chësta capela ie na copia dl „cuse da Sacun”, coche chëi de Ghërdeina ti a . . . — Map (db m69172) HM WM
Malaysia, Penang, Georgetown — The Boy's Brigade in Malaysia
On this site of the Chinese Methodist Church, Madras Lane, Penang in 1946 the first company of The Boy's Brigade in Malaysia was formed by Robert G. Davies and Geh Hun Kheng. This was soon followed by the formation of more companies in other Christian churches and Christian organizations. In 1957, when the nation achieved its independence, there were eight Boy's Brigade companies and The Boy's Brigade was one of the contingents that were given the honour to take part in the declaration of . . . — Map (db m73247) HM
Netherlands Antilles, Sint Maarten, Philipsburg — Sint Rose HospitalGone but not Forgotten — Sint Rose Arcade
On November 9, 1908, Father B. Gijlswijk of the Roman Catholic Church opened the Sint Rose Hospital on Backstreet. It consisted of 2 tiny wooden houses and it comprised a room for patients, an operating room and space for the doctor. All patients of the islands Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba, without discrimination of religion, were admitted to the hospital. The name of the hospital was taken from Sint Rose of Lima, recognized by the Vatican as the first saint of the New World to be . . . — Map (db m13836) HM
Palestinian Territories, West Bank, Bethlehem — Nativity Church
(Arabic inscription preceedes English inscription) The oldest church in use, the Nativity Church is home to the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The Byzantine Queen Helena inaugurated the construction of a Basilica at the Nativity in 339 A.D. at the site where the Roman Emperor Hadrian had built a shrine dedicated to Adonis. The Basilica was destroyed and rebuilt by Emperor Justinian in 531 A.D. and reinforced to its present fortress shape by Tancrea in 1169 A.D. During Ottoman rule, the . . . — Map (db m44631) HM
Philippines, Cebú Province, Cebu City — 400 Years of Continuing OAR Presencein the Philippines and Asia — 1696 to 2006
Panel 1: Fray Rodrigo de San Miguel Pioneering Missionary Indistinctly known in history books as Fr. Rodrigo Aganduru (1584-1626), the intrepid missionary from Villadolid, Spain, arrived with the first Recollects in 1606. Bataan and Zambales – where he founded the towns of Bagac, Morong, Mariveles and Subic - witnessed his initial apostolic endeavors. As vicar provincial, he sent missions to Palawan and northern Mindanao and canonically erected in 1621 the convents of Cebu . . . — Map (db m64224) HM
Philippines, Cebú Province, Cebu City — The Cross of MagellanSanto Niño de Cebú — Sinulog
Panel 1: From time immemorial this spot has been set aside to commemorate the erection of a Cross in Cebu by the expedition of Magellan. When King Humabon of Cebu and his Queen, son and daughters, together with some 800 of their subjects were baptized by Father Pedro Valderrama. This hallowed site was improved in 1735 by Rev. Juan Albarran. Prior of San Agustin and in 1834 by Rt. Rev. Santos Gomez Maroñon, Bishop of Cebu. The image of the Santo Niño found by the expedition of Legaspi . . . — Map (db m65459) HM
Philippines, Manila, Binondo — Ang Simbahan ng BinondoBinondo Church — Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz
In Tagalog: Dito itinatag ng mga paring Dominkano ang misyon para sa mga Intsik noong 1587 at naging parokya noong 1596. Nasira nang pumasok ang mga Ingles noong 1762. Inilipat sa paring Sekular noong 1766 at ibinalik sa Dominikano noong 1822. Ibinalik sa mga Paring Sekular noong 1896. Ang simbahan at bagong Kumbento ay inayos noong 1946-1971. Translated, the marker reads: This is where Dominican priests built a mission for the Chinese in 1587, and became a parish in . . . — Map (db m25024) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Ang Simbahan ng Nuestra Señora de GuiaChurch of Ermita
In Tagalog: Itinayo noong 1606 na yari sa kawayan, mulawen, at pawid, ang simbahan ng Nuestra Señora de Guia ay makailang nawasak dahil sa lindol. Muling itinayo noong 1810 at nawasak noong 1945 sa labanan ng Maynila, ang imahen ng Nuestra Señora Guia, na nasa Katedral ng Maynila mula pa noong 1947 sa may pook na di-umano'y kinatagpuan sa birhen noong 19 Mayo 1571. Kinoronahan ang birhen noong 16 Mayo 1971 ni Rufino Kardenal Santos. Ang gintong korona ay kaloob ng Papa Paulo VI. . . . — Map (db m25094) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Central United Methodist Church
[Main Marker In Tagalog:] Kauna-unahang Iglesia ng Protestante sa Pilipinas. Nagsimula noong Marso 5,1899 upang mangaral sa mga Pilipino. Pinasinayaan ang unang Kapilya sa Pook na ito noong Disyembere 23,1901. Pinalitan ng Batong gusali noong 1906. Inayos at naging Katedral noong 1932. Nasira noong Ikaliwang Digmaang Pandaigdid. Muling itinayo tulad ng dati ang anyo at pinasinayaan noong Disyembre 25,1949. Pinangalanan Central Methodist Episcopal Church, pagkatapos Central Student . . . — Map (db m25045) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Church of San Vicente de Paul
The Chapel built here in 1883 was used as Parish Church of Paco from 1898 to 1909. Parish of San Vicente de Paul erected in 1909. Present church built of concrete in 1912 to Commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians and Sisters of Charity in the Philippines. — Map (db m25042) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Cosmopolitan Church
In Tagalog: Itinatag bilang Cosmopoilta Student Church sa ilalim ng Pihlippine Methodist Church, Marso 1933. Itinalaga sa pook na ito, 1936. Kanlungan at sentro ng gawain ng mga kasapi ng simbahang lihim na kabilang sa kilusang gerilya, 1942-1944. Inokupahan ng mga hapon, Setyembre 1944. Muling ipinatayo matapos masunong noong Labanan ng Maynila, 1945. Isa sa mga simbahang nagtatag ng United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), 1948. Inialay ang bagong santuaryo, 14 Disyembre . . . — Map (db m25103) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Chapel of the Franciscan Venerable Third Order
Here once stood the Chapel of the Franciscan Venerable Third Order. Housed the Congregation of the Third Order of Saint Francis established in 1611 by Fr. Jose de Santa Maria, O.F.M. Chapel built in 1618. Stone edifice built in 1678. Renovated from 1723 to 1763. Sustained heavy damage in the 1863 earthquake and 1880 earthquakes. Rebuilt with twin towers which was also common feature of the church of its mother order. Destroyed in 1945 during the Battle of Manila — Map (db m25237) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Church of San Agustin
Oldest stone church in the Philippines. Plans were approved in 1587 and completed in 1607 under the supervision successively of the Augustinian Fathers Francisco de Bustos, Ildefonso Perez, Diego de Avila and brother Alonso de Perea. Its architect Juan Macias. It has withstood many earthquakes from 1645 up to the present and survived the British invasion in 1762. The Spanish-American War in 1898 and the Japanese invasion in 1942. The church choir has 68 carved molave seats with Narra inlaids. . . . — Map (db m25040) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Colegio de Santa Isabel
Here once stood the Colegio de Santa Isabel. Founded in 1632 by the Hermandad de la Santa Misericordia. Granted royal patronage in 1733. Administered by Daughters of Charity since 1862. First office of the Monte de Piedad y Caja de Ahoras de Manila opened in 1882. Damaged by earthquake in 1863 and fire in 1932. Destroyed during the Battle of Manila in 1945. School and church transferred to Taft Avenue, Manila after the war. — Map (db m25163) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Cruceiro
The Cruceiro or wayside stone across is an expression of a truly popular devotion of the Christian in the autonomous region of Galicia in northwestern Spain. It is a symbol of divine protection and place of prayer. It guides the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. Site of the remains of the Santiago Apostol (Saint James the Apostle), patron saint of Galicia, Spain. The Cruceiro is believed to protect its surrounding area, sanctify the roads leading to and coming from it, and serve . . . — Map (db m25290) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Lourdes Church and Convent
Here once stood the first permanent house of the Franciscan Capuchin friars in 1891. First chapel built in 1892. Dedicated to our Lady of the Divine Shepherd (Divina Pastora). Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes carved by Filipino sculptor Manuel Flores in 1892. Church designed by Federico Soler built in 1897. The Lady of Lourdes was enshrined in 1898 as titular head. Church and convent destroyed in 1945. Moved to Quezon City in 1951 where the original statue stands today. — Map (db m25242) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Manila CathedralRoman Catholic Cathedral of Manila
First cathedral built in 1581. Damaged by a typhoon, 1582 and destroyed by fire, 1583. Second Cathedral built of stone in 1592 and partially destroyed by earthquake, 1600. Third Cathedral built in 1614 and destroyed by the earthquake of 1645. Fourth Cathedral magnificently built in 1654-1671 by Archbishop Miguel Poblete and destroyed by the earthquake of 3 June 1863. Fifth Cathedral built in 1870-1879 under architects Luciano Oliver, Vicente Serrano Salaverria and Educardo Lopez Navarro and . . . — Map (db m25153) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo
Francisca de Fuentes, was born to Don Simon de Fuentes and Ana Maria Tamayo del Castillo in the City of Manila in 1647. Widowed and childless herself after a brief marriage, she dedicated herself to helping the sick, the needy and the young. In 1682, she received the habit of a Dominican tertiary and took the name Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo. She was joined by a small group, and a family of religious founded in the Philippines had its beginning. Final approval came later, but the . . . — Map (db m25291) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — San Francisco Church and Convent
Here once stood the San Francisco Church and Convent. Built by the Franciscans who arrived in the Philippines in 1578. First church and convent dedicated to Our Lady of Angels (Nuestra Senora de los Angeles). Destroyed in 1583. A new stone edifice with a small hospital was built in 1602. Badly damaged in 1645 earthquake. Remained in ruin until third church was constructed in 1738. Damaged in 1863 earthquake. Destroyed in 1945. — Map (db m25236) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — San Ignacio Church
Here once stood the second San Ignacio Church and the Casa Mission of the Jesuit Order. Built from 1878 to 1889. Designed by first Filipino architect Felix Roxas, Sr. Neo-classical in style with two towers. Constructed under the direction of Jesuit priest Francisco Riera. Interior famous for woodwork by renowed Filipino sculptor Isabelo Tampingco and students. Destroyed during the Battle of Manila in 1945. Converted into an office and warehouse after World War II. — Map (db m25161) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Santo Domingo Church and Convent
Here once stood the Santo Domingo Church and Convent of the Dominican Order. First built in 1588. Collapsed in 1589 due to poor foundations. Rebuilt in stone 1592. Burned in 1603. Constructed for the third time but destroyed in 1645 earthquake. Fourth church completed in 1692. Destroyed in 1863 earthquake. Fifth church inaugurated in 1868. Designed by first Filipino architect Felix Roxas Sr. in neo-Gothic design. Destroyed in 1941. Housed in this church was the ivory image of Our Lady of the . . . — Map (db m25287) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Simbahan at Kumbento ng RecoletosChurch and Convent of the Recollects — Recollects Church
In Tagalog: Sa pook na ito ipinatayo ang simbahan at kumbento ng San Nicolas de Tolentino ng Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR)sa kagandahang-loob ni Bernardino del Castillo Maldonado, 1608. Nagsilbing pangunahing kumbento ng mga Recoletos sa Pilipinas, Tsina, Hapon at Marianas Islands. Kilala sa pagiging maadorno at sa malaking kampanaryo. Ang simbahan ay napinsala ng lindol, 30 Nobyembre 1645. Tuluyang nawasak 20 Agosto 1658, muling ipinatayo subalit gumuho dahil sa lindol, 1722; at . . . — Map (db m25233) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — The Jesuit Compound
This block was occupied by the Jesuits upon their arrival in 1581 until their expulsion in 1768. The Church of Santa Ana (1587), Colegio Maximo de San Ignacio (1595), Colegio de San Jose (1601), and the first church and convent of San Ignacio (1626) were built on this site. Built in 1590 and opened in 1596, Santa Ana was the first stone church in the Philippines. Destroyed in an earthquake. Another church constructed in 1626 in honor of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The Colegio Maximo de San . . . — Map (db m25232) HM
Philippines, Metro Manila, Binondo — Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish ChurchPilipino Parish — Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, Manila
His Eminence, Jaime Cardinal Sin. D.D. Archbishop of Manila commissioned Very Rev. Msgr. Federico V. Navarro to start the restoration and reconstruction of this church on January 1977, which was finished in January 1984. In May 9, 1985, the Cardinal blessed this church together with the new 3 story concrete parish center building and convent at the back of this church at Ongpin Street. The restoration of this grand and beautiful antique church was made possible through the courage and . . . — Map (db m64588) HM
Philippines, Metro Manila, Binondo — The New Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz
The new Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz was formerly known as Plaza Calderon de la Barca, a noted Spanish playwright. In 1981 it was renamed after the first Filipino saint, Lorenzo Ruiz, where his statue stands, in honor of this Binondo native who was executed on September 27, 1637 for refusing to renounce his Catholic faith. The plaza also includes the monument of Joaquin Santa Marina who founded the La Insular Cigar and Cigarette factory in 1863. In 1979, the monument of the . . . — Map (db m72413) HM
Philippines, Metro Manila, Sampaloc, Manila — University of Santo TomasUniversidad de Sto. Tomas — Main Building
Panel 1: Founded in 1611 by legacy of Archbishop Miguel de Benavides. Authorized to confer degrees in 1624. Granted university privileges in 1645 by Innocent X upon Philip IV’s request. Made a royal university in 1785 by Charles III and a pontifical university in 1902 by Leo XIII. Oldest university under the American flag. This building designed and constructed under the supervision of Rev. Roque Ruaño, O.P., was solemnly inaugurated on July 2, 1927. Panel 2: Commemorating the . . . — Map (db m72333) HM
Philippines, Metro Manila, Sampaloc, Manila — NHCP No. 5 — University of Santo Tomas[a.k.a: "U.S.T."; or "Catholic University of the Philppines"] — Archbishop Miguel de Benavides, O. P. - Founder
Tagalog text: Unang itinatag sa Intramuros bilang Seminaryo ng Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario ni Arsobispo Miguel de Benavides, O.P. 28 Abril 1611. Pinangalanang Colegio de Santo Tomas bilang pag-alaala kay Santo Tomas de Aquino, 1625. Naging Universidad. 1645. Ginawaran ng titulong real ni Haring Carlos III, 1785, Tagapangasiwa ng mga paaralan sa Pilipinas, 1865. Isinara noong pangalawang bahagi ng rebolusyong Pilipino laban sa Espanya at digmaang . . . — Map (db m72769) HM
Russia, Northwestern Federal District (Leningrad Oblast), St. Petersburg — Church of the Resurrection of Christ"Church of Our Savior on the Blood"
[Text in Russian] … Text in English: The Church of the Resurrection of Christ is built on the site where the Emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded on 1 March 1881, to the eternal memory of the Tsar Liberator, with the blessed contributions of the imperial family and all the Russian people. The first stone of the church was laid on 6 October 1883. [Text in German] … — Map (db m56755) HM
Singapore, Central District, Singapore — Middle Road Church
The Methodist Church in Singapore Built between 1870 – 75, the Middle Road Church was first known as The Christian Institute. Here, young men gathered for recreational activities and daily worship made possible by Charles Phillips, its trustee. He invited the Methodists to use it from 1885 until it was formally transferred to them in 1892. It housed the Methodist Girl’s School until 1900 and was shared with a group of Straits Chinese formed by Methodist missionaries in 1890. . . . — Map (db m73245) HM
South Africa, Eastern Cape, Grahamstown — The Bible
In this vicinity - at that time an outspan - in April 1837, Thomas Philipps, J. P. on behalf of the British Settlers of 1820 presented a bible to a party of Voortrekkers led by Jacobus Uys encamped here on their way to the North.

The bible was taken out to the encampment by a deputation of gentlemen accompanied by about 100 of the inhabitants of Grahamstown who were received with much respect by the assembled farmers and their families in front of their wagons. William Rowland Thompson . . . — Map (db m62619) HM

Switzerland, Lucerne (Lucerne (District)) — FranziskanerkircheSt. Maria in der Au
Kirche und Kloster entstanden ab 1269. Der älteste erhaltene Sakralraum der Stadt hat einen für Bettelordenskirchen charakteristischen gotischen Langchor und ein abgesetztes Lainhaus. 1551 – 1563 erfur das Kirchenschiff einen Umbau. 1433 wurde an der Nordseite eine Antoniuskapelle angebaut. Dieser Raum ist 1512 – 1516 neu gestaltet, 1626 um ein Marienchörlein und 1556 zusätzlich mit einer neuen Antoniuskapelle vergrössert worden. Die reichhaltige Aussstattung weist . . . — Map (db m67487) HM
Switzerland, Lucerne (Lucerne (District)) — JesuitenkircheSt. Franz Xaver
1666-1677 von den Jesuiten als Ordenskirche erbaut und 1756-1757 durch einen westlich gelegenen Flügel mit dem Kollegium verbunden. Die Pläne zur Kirche schuf vermutlich Pater Christoph Volger unter Mitwirkung von Bruder Heinrich Mayer, der die Innenausstattung entwarf. Als erste grosse Barockkirche der Schweiz wirkte sie inspirierend und wegleitend. Wegen ihrer hervorragenden Ausstattung gehört sie zu den bedeutenden Werken barocker Sakralarchitektur. 1949 wurde der östlich an die Kirche . . . — Map (db m67325) HM
Switzerland, Valais (Visp (District)), Zermatt — The Parish Church of St. Maurizius, ZermattSt. Maurizius Pfarrkirche Zermatt
Gebaut 1913 nach den Plänen von Architekt Adolf Gaudy aus Rorschach Den Hochaltar schuf ein Altarbauer dem Goms ums Jahr 1750. Dargestellt sind hier die Heiligen Maurizius, Josep, und Ignatius, sowie die Bischöfe Niklaus (links) und Theodul (rechts). Das Stifterwappen erinnert an den Bischof Johann-Josef Blatter (1684-1752). Die Seitenaltäre entstanden um das Jahr 1736: Den “Herz-Jesu-Altar”, auf der linken Seite, baute Johann Rits aus Selkingen; . . . — Map (db m68001) HM
Switzerland, Zurich (Zurich (District)) — Augustinerkirche
Kirche des ehemaligen augustiner klosters. Seit 1873/74 im besitz der christkatholischen kirchgemeinde. Die kirch wurde (missing). Jh. erstellt; 1524 profaniert. Ferdinand Stadler erneuerte 1843/44 das schiff. 1958-59 wurde der mittelalterliche bauzustand rekonstruiert. Unter denkmalschutz seit 1958 German–English translation by Google Translate St. Augustine's Church Church of the former Augustinian monastery. Since 1873/74 in possession of the Christian . . . — Map (db m67159) HM
Switzerland, Zurich (Zurich (District)) — Grössmunster
Grabkirche der Stadtpatrone Felix und Regula und Mutterkirche der reformation Huldrych Zwinglis. Um 1100 baubeginn mit krypta und chor. Im folgenden neubau des langhauses mit vollendung der emporenbasilika em 1230. 1781-86 bau der heutigen turmabschlüsse. Unter dnkmalschutz seit 1937 German–English translation by Google Translate Grössmunster Grave church of the city cartridge Felix and Regula and mother church of Huldrych Zwingli's Reformation. Construction . . . — Map (db m67228) HM
Switzerland, Zurich (Zurich (District)) — Joh. Caspar Lavater
In diesem hause wohnte als Helfer und Pfarrer an der Kirche St. Peter Joh. Caspar Lavater 1784 – 1801 (on the door lintel) Kirch Gemeindehaus St. Peter German–English translation by Google Translate Lived in this home as an assistant pastor of the church of St. Peter Johann Caspar Lavater 1784 - 1801 (on the door lintel) Parish hall of St. Peter — Map (db m67118) HM
Switzerland, Zurich (Zurich (District)) — Judengasse
Im späten mittelalter lebten die meisten Zürcher Jüdinnen und Juden an der Froschaugasse (<< Judengasse >>) und an der Brunngasse ihre synagoge befand sich am Wolfbach im haus Froschaugasse 4 (<< Judenschule >>, << burghof >>), der Jüdishule friedhof vor dem lindentor. Vor 1343 schuf rabbi Moses den << Zürcher semak >>, einen bis heute verwendeten gesetzeskommentar die blütezeit der Jüdischen gemeinde Zürichs fand im pogrom von 1349 ein abruptes ende der grösste teil der Jüdishen . . . — Map (db m67221) HM
Turkey, İzmir Province (Selçuk District), Ephesus — Last Home of the Blessed Virgin, the Mother of Jesus Christ
Notice About The Shrine This place is considered to be the last home of the Blessed Virgin, the Mother of Jesus Christ. The Facts According to the Scriptures: St. John, in his Gospel, tells us that Jesus, before dying on the Cross, entrusted to him the care of His Mother when He said: “Here is your Mother,” and from that hour St. John took Her to his own. The “Acts of the Apostles” relate how, after the death of Christ, His followers were persecuted . . . — Map (db m44049) HM
Turkey, İzmir Province (Selçuk District), Selçuk — St. Jean (Aziz Yahya) Kilisesi/The Church of St. John
[Left column: text in Turkish] [Right column: text in English] According to the written sources, the basilica with wooden roof which includes St. John’s grave was in a poor situation in 6th century AD. Emperor Justinian (527–565 AD) and Queen Theodora constructed instead the six-domed church whose ruins are visible today. This church, which is cruciform and measures 130 by 65 meters, was one of the most impressive religious structures built after Artemis Temple in . . . — Map (db m43721) HM
Turkey, İzmir Province (Selçuk District), Selçuk — St. Jean'in (Aziz Yahya) Kimliği Ve Hayatı/The Life of St. John
[Left column: text in Turkish] [Right column: text in English] According to an opinion that is based on the decision of, and thus at least as old as the council of Ephesus in 431 A.D., it is generally accepted that St. John came to Ephesus together with The Virgin Mary somewhere between 37 and 48 A.D., where they spent the remaining [days] of their lives. While he was being crucified, Jesus entrusted his mother to St. John, his most loved disciple, and “After these . . . — Map (db m43715) HM
Turkey, İzmir Province (Selçuk district), Selçuk — The Basilica of St. John
St. John was the youngest of the 12 Apostles of Jesus, often referred to as the “Evangelist” or “Beloved.” After the death of Jesus, the followers of Christ were subjected to persecution. St. John’s own brother, James, was the first martyr among the Apostles, having been “put to death with the sword” by King Herod Agrippa I about 42-44 A.D. (Acts 12:2). When Herod saw that this pleased his people, he sought to seize other Apostles. To avoid persecution, St. . . . — Map (db m43712) HM
Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk, Cockburn Town — #13 — St. Mary’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral Church
This church was first built as a ‘chapel of ease’ in 1900 to accommodate the parishioners of Cockburn Town. At that time, St. Thomas’ Church, which was the first church in Grand Turk, was quite a distance from the town and made it particularly difficult for evening worship. The Church was designated a Pro-Cathedral of the diocese of the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands in the 1990s. Every diocese has a Cathedral, and as the Turks & Caicocs [sic] Islands are politically separated from . . . — Map (db m30674) HM
U.S Virgin Islands, St Croix, Christansted — Steeple Building
This building was the first Danish Lutheran church on the island—one of the few government buildings not directly involved in international trade. From 1754 to 1831 the Steeple Building was the embodiment of the Danish state religion. All government administrators as well as the fort’s garrison were required to worship there. Official proclamations, such as the abolition of the Danish slave trade, were read from the pulpit.

Like the Scale House and Guinea Company Warehouse, the . . . — Map (db m60711) HM

U.S. Virgin Islands, St Thomas, Charlette Amalie — Frederick Lutheran Church
In 1666, the same year that the Danish West India Company took possession of St. Thomas, this congregation was founded by Pastor K.J. Slagelse as an outpost of the Evangelical (Lutheran) State Church of Denmark. Worshipping at first in private homes, a wooden chapel was later erected in the Christiansfort courtyard. When outgrown by the congregation, this property was provided and the present structure completed in 1793. Since 1917, with the transfer of the Virgin Islands to the United . . . — Map (db m40615) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Irvinestown — Centenary Gardens House 1St. Patrick Meets the Mystery, Legends and Religion of Ireland
In this house the story of St. Patrick meeting the legends and spiritual traditions of the Celtic People in Ireland is presented. St. Patrick became familiar with them during his time of captivity. The Celtic Religion of Ireland Before St. Patrick The Celts believed that gods and spirits were everywhere. They had sun worship, tree worship and wind worship. This is a hymn to nature by the Celtic poet Amergrin who lived 500 years before Christ. 'I am the wind that breathes upon . . . — Map (db m72630) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Lisnaskea — Lisnaskea Market Cross
This cross was set up in the Corn and Potato Market when it was built by Mr John Crichton, later third Earl of Erne, in 1841. At that time the small stone cross was made and placed on the ancient and much more massive shaft. The original site of the cross is unknown, though there are several traditions about it. One is that the shaft formerly stood at Fawney cross-roads, east of Lisnaskea, and was used for swearing oaths. The base is said to have been dug up somewhere near the town, or . . . — Map (db m72653) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Grand Parade
Fourteen sycamores There are 14 sycamore trees on the Grand Parade, one for each of the 13 Apprentice Boys and one for James Morrison, their look-out on Ferryquay Gate. The fruit of the sycamore are like bunches of keys. They represent the keys of the city with which the Apprentice Boys locked the gates. Parading and promenading In the 18th century the city garrison used this part of the walls for exercises and parades. It later became fashionable to promenade along the Grand . . . — Map (db m70984) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — St Columba
On this site of St Augustine's Church, St Columba built his Abbey circa 543AD, and departed from Derry down the River Foyle with his supporters to the Island of Iona in 563AD. — Map (db m70989) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — St Columb's Cathedral
The Mother Church The first settlers worshipped in the ruins of the former Augustinian abbey. In 1613 the London merchant companies sent over a silver-gilt chalice as a promise of their commitment to build a cathedral to grace their new city. The chalice remains a treasured possession of St Columb's Cathedral, originally built between 1628-33. It was the first cathedral to be erected in the British Isles after the Reformation and unusually was consecrated both as parish church of . . . — Map (db m71072) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Peace Mural
This mural shows a dove and an oak leaf, as symbols of hope for the city’s future. The dove is the name of St Columba, the city’s founder, who is said to have built his monastery in an oak grove. The background mosaic of the colours of the spectrum expresses what the Artists mean by peace. The colours of the mural say that peace without freedom is no peace at all. — Map (db m71440) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Platform
The Apprentice Boys From the early 18th century clubs have celebrated the role of the 13 apprentices who locked the gates of the city in December, 1688 rather than admit the new Jacobite garrison. Local architect, John Guy Ferguson, designed The Apprentice Boys' Memorial Hall in the mid 1870s. The 1937 extension in Society Street was dedicated to those who died in the First World War. The Hall houses the headquarters of the Apprentice Boys of Derry Association. Every December the . . . — Map (db m70974) HM
United Kingdom, Staffordshire, Lichfield — Edward Wightman Memorial
Edward Wightman of Burton-on-Trent was burnt at the stake in this Market Place for heresy 11th April 1612 being the last person in England so to die. — Map (db m22661) HM
Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Daniel Pratt/First United Methodist Church
Side 1 Daniel Pratt Founder of Prattville Daniel Pratt, a native of New Hampshire, became an industrialist, statesman and philanthropist in Alabama. He was a Methodist in both heart and practice. He encourage the development of the Methodist community in Prattville. As his town grew, Pratt contributed land and money to build schools and churches for its citizens. Until shortly before his death, Mr. Pratt taught a class in the Union Sunday School that all its citizens . . . — Map (db m70813) HM
Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — First Presbyterian Church of Prattville, Alabama
Organized 1846 by Pastor Wm. H. Mitchell, this congregation succeeded Millenium Hope Presbyterian, 2 mi. E. of town. Pastor Jas. K. Hazen (1861-77) married Mary Ticknor, niece of town founder, Daniel Pratt. They led in establishing orphanage, now Presbyterian Home for Children, Talladega. In 1867-68 Poet Sidney Lanier, principal of Prattville Male and Female Academy, was church organist. Original Greek Revival church on Bridge St. was relocated and now houses First Missionary Baptist. The 1895 . . . — Map (db m70806) HM
Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Happy Hollow
Known as Fair Road, Sixth Street from Northington Street to the big curve was called “Happy Hollow”. The road went to the Fair home place but also curved right, into Warren Circle. Here stood a small frame church where the congregation’s enthusiastic preaching, singing, and shouting led to the name Happy Hollow Church. Bethlehem Colored Methodist Episcopal was relocated in 1947 to Chestnut and Sixth, and renamed Bethlehem Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Within the Hollow . . . — Map (db m70800) HM
Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Indian Springs Post Office/Thomas Hill House/Union Baptist Meeting House
Indian Springs Post Office Location of considerable Community activity in the early nineteenth-century Autauga County Thomas Hill House Site of first Court after Autauga became a County Union Baptist Meeting House 1830s forerunner of First Baptist Church The above sites were located within ½ mile radius of this spot. — Map (db m70798) HM
Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Saint Mark's was organized in 1859 as a mission of the Diocese of Alabama. Services were first held at the Presbyterian Church and in the old Court House. In December 1876, the congregation purchased an old wooden frame chapel from the Methodists and moved it to this site, where it was dedicated by Bishop Richard H. Wilmer on April 29, 1877. The baptismal font, pews, and church bell survive from that chapel. The present church building was completed in June 1909. The first service held in this . . . — Map (db m70801) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Daphne — Daphne United Methodist Church
This church and cemetery have been in continuous service by the citizens of this area since the 1840's. Originally named "Methodist Episcopal Church South." Land donated by William L. Howard. Building built by L. E. Edmondson and a Creole helper, Isaac Alexander, who hand made the pegs used in the framework. Oldest marked grave is 1847. Building still houses the slave gallery, silver- dollar lined bell, original pews and the original chandelier converted to electricity. Many generations have knelt in prayer here. — Map (db m49260) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Fort Morgan — Noble Leslie DeVotie
(Obverse): First Alabama soldier to lose life in Civil War. DeVotie graduated in 1856 from University of Alabama; Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Princeton in 1859. In 1856 at the University of Alabama, he was chief founder of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, the only national social fraternity founded in the Deep South. (Reverse): First Alabama soldier to die in Civil War. Drowned Feb. 12, 1861 while on duty as chaplain of Alabama troops here. Before enlisting he was . . . — Map (db m4219) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Gulf Shores — Indian Village Achuse
This Shell Banks Baptist Church rests near the location of the first Indian village in America visited by a white man. This was the Indian village of “Achuse” visited by Admiral Maldonado who was one of De Soto’s officers. He scouted the Florida and Alabama coast from Tampa Bay and entered the port of “Achuse” before De Soto started from Tampa Bay on the longest, strangest, boldest adventure in the history of the world. This was in 1539, 81 years before the Pilgrims . . . — Map (db m66295) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Stockton — Stockton Presbyterian ChurchOrganized 1847
First known as Baldwin Presbyterian Church, members met in 1847, in Old Union Church near John Gallagher Springs. In 1903, the membership was moved to this site and the name was changed to Stockton Presbyterian Church. In 1956, the membership moved into its new church on this same site. The bell in the steeple was housed in all three buildings. May it continue to toll and call all future generations into Thy service. — Map (db m66387) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Batesville — Providence Methodist Church & Schoolhouse
In 1832, Rev. John Wesley Norton located near Batesville and established the Providence Methodist Church and School which thrived for many years until his death in 1862. Located four miles south, only the Providence Cemetery remains where Rev. Norton, his wife Nancy Phillips Norton, and many of his church members and neighbors rest in peace. He was a man of few tears, solid piety, true benevolence and spotless character. He was a real pioneer and his death inflicted an irreparable loss upon those he left behind. — Map (db m60802) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Clayton — Grace Episcopal Church
This church had its origins in a mission station established by the Rev. J. L. Gay in 1844. On May 10, 1872 the mission was formally accepted in the Diocese of Alabama as Grace Church. Construction of a church building began in 1875 on a lot owned by General Henry Delamar Clayton and his wife Victoria. The Gothic Revival style building was completed on February 26, 1876 at which time the lot was deeded by the Claytons to the Protestant Episcopal Church of the State of Alabama. Bishop Richard J. . . . — Map (db m60756) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Clayton — Union Baptist Church Cemetery
Church founded in 1835 and rebuilt in 1947. Union Baptist Church is the second oldest Baptist church in Barbour County. In memory of Reverend John L. Dowling. Loving husband and father. — Map (db m60800) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Eufaula — Eufaula First United Methodist Church
The origins of this church date back to 1834 when Methodists, under the leadership of Jesse Burch and others, met to worship and formed a Sunday School. A frame Greek Revival edifice, at the corner of Livingston and Barbour Streets, was completed in 1838 and used until 1873 when it was sold to the Jewish congregation. In 1875 a new brick house of worship was built at the corner of Eufaula and Barbour Streets. It was razed in 1914 and the existing Gothic Revival church building was completed in . . . — Map (db m75188) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Eufaula — First Baptist Church of Eufaula
Irwinton Baptist Church was constituted on June 24, 1837. The name of the town changed to Eufaula in 1843, and consequently the name of the church became Eufaula Baptist Church. The church assumed its third name in 1869 when it was changed to First Baptist Church of Eufaula. The church met temporarily in the male academy at the Northwest corner of Union and Livingston Streets. In 1841 a new church building was erected at the Northwest corner of Union and Forsyth Streets. The second church was . . . — Map (db m46237) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Eufaula — First Presbyterian Church
In 1836 sixteen Eufaula Presbyterians met in a room above William McKenzie’s store to hold worship services. By 1838 the congregation had built their first sanctuary dedicated to worship on the southeast corner of Forsyth Ave. and Union Street. Eufaula’s first church bell rang from the Greek Revival building. By the 1860’s the congregation had begun to grow. In 1869, John McNab paid to have this sanctuary built here at the corner of Randolph Ave. and Church Place. It is a Gothic structure built . . . — Map (db m60560) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Eufaula — White Oak United Methodist Church
(Front): First Known as white Oak Chapel this church was dedicated on October, 18, 1859 by Rev. Issac L Tatum of the Alabama Conference Methodist Episcopal Church South. The Society was organized by Rev. John J. Cassady who served as pastor in 1860. A log schoolhouse, constructed prior to 1859, served as the church building. The church is situated on land donated by Ezoklel Alexander (1803-1879). The grave of his son Asa who died in 1861 is the earliest marked burial in the cemetery. . . . — Map (db m19741) HM
Alabama (Blount County), Blountsville — Ebenezer Hearn 1794-1862Methodist Missionary
First minister assigned to Alabama Territory by Tennessee Conference. Preached first sermon two blocks west at Bear Meat Cabin (present Blountsville) April 18, 1818. He later organized churches in Shelby, St. Clair, Jefferson, Tuscaloosa and Cotaco (present Morgan) Counties; the beginning of Methodism in central Alabama. — Map (db m27991) HM
Alabama (Blount County), Oneonta — Bailey School1893 - 1951
William M. Bailey (born 1859 in Cherokee Co.; died 1909 in Blount Co.) settled 40 acres on what became Co. Rd 36 to the west and New Home Church Rd to the east in 1893. He brought three small sons from Cherokee Co. after the death of his first wife and their mother, Julie Law Bailey. Remarrying in 1887, Bailey had ten more children with Ollie McMillan Bailey. He deeded one acre on SW corner for a school and an adjoining acre on E for a church. The first school on the site, Bailey himself built . . . — Map (db m42599) HM
Alabama (Bullock County), Fitzpatrick — Fitzpatrick United Methodist Church(Church of the Seven Sisters) — 1858
Lacking an established church nearby, pioneer families of the Fitzpatrick community into the mid-19th century took turns hosting worship services in their homes on Sunday mornings. "The Church of the Seven Sisters" was established in 1858 by seven women of the community - Mrs. Phillips Bernard Baldwin (Martha Ann Thompson), Mrs. David Graves Fitzpatrick (Sara Ann Hooks), Mrs. John Campbell (Catherine Celia Hooks) Mrs. William Cicero Hufham (Nancy Henry Gholston), Mrs. Gordon Sanford Bunkley . . . — Map (db m67158) HM
Alabama (Bullock County), Midway — First Baptist Missionary Church 1875
The Macedonia Baptist Church, located between the communities of Midway and Mt. Coney, was constructed by freedmen after the American Civil War, replacing the brush arbors used by the area’s antebellum slaves as sites for religious worship. Four separate congregations grew out of the original church: Antioch Baptist Church; Oak Grove Baptist Church; Mt. Coney Baptist Church; and Second Baptist Colored Church of Midway.

First organized in 1875, Second Baptist was built on a one-acre site . . . — Map (db m60947) HM

Alabama (Bullock County), Midway — Midway Baptist ChurchOrganized July 28, 1852
Midway, a part of Barbour County in the mid-19th century, was also known as Five Points, a small community of a handful of dwellings, two stores, and a Methodist church of logs. In this Methodist church, Joel Willis, J.M. Thornton, Robert G. Hall, M.B. Johnston, W.J. Coleman, and Lorenzo Faulk met in the summer of 1852 to organize the Baptist Church of Five Points. Articles of Faith and Decorum were approved August 31 and Joel Sims was called as the first pastor. By April 1855, the Five points . . . — Map (db m60908) HM
Alabama (Bullock County), Midway — 1998 — St. James C.M.E. ChurchRailroad Street Midway, Alabama
St. James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church founded by Reverend Jack McMillan, a former slave of Midway’s Daniel McMillan. Initially meeting outdoors under a brush arbor, ex-slaves and their children constructed a wood-frame church building soon after this lot was purchased in December 1882. A storm subsequently damaged the building which was rebuilt in 1896. Gable-roofed, the structure’s original steeple church bell was enclosed in a cupola. Additional rooms have been added and the main . . . — Map (db m60909) HM
Alabama (Bullock County), Union Springs — Mt. Hilliard Methodist ChurchOrganized 1835
Founded by settlers from Virginia, Georgia, and Carolinas. Building erected 1856. It was the central feature of the village of Mount Hilliard. Named in honor of Henry W. Hilliard -- who debated William L. Yancey in the 1850's. Revivals held at church inspired ministers who went west to establish churches and colleges in Texas. — Map (db m67553) HM
Alabama (Bullock County), Union Springs — Sardis Baptist Church, Cemetery, and School
(side 1) Settlers from the Edgefield District, South Carolina, organized the Sardis Baptist Church on June 10, 1837. The first building, a log cabin, was constructed in 1841 after John M. and his wife Amy Youngblood Dozier deeded four and one-half acres to the church for a building and cemetery. The present building, constructed in the 1850s, is an exceptionally fine example of rural antebellum church architecture of Greek Revival style. Relatively unaltered since construction, its . . . — Map (db m67552) HM
Alabama (Bullock County), Union Springs — Trinity Episcopal Church/Red Door Theater
Trinity Episcopal Church was established in Union Springs by Rev. DeBerniere Waddell in 1872 as a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama with seventeen communicants and an annual budget of $412.50. Until 1879 services were held monthly in the County Courthouse or in churches of other denominations.

In 1879 the congregation purchased a small wooden store building diagonally across Prairie Street from this site. Remodeled as a church, services were held there until completion of the . . . — Map (db m60973) HM

Alabama (Butler County), Fort Deposit — Oak Bowery
In March 1863 Francis and Sarah Sheppard gave 3 acres of land to Methodist Episcopal Church South as a place for worship and burial. 2 more acres given by Alexander and Mary Sheppard Oct. 1868. Property sold to County Line Primitive Baptist Church May 1907, with cemeteries excepted. This church relocated to Fort Deposit in early 1920's and building was then used by a black congregation. Vacant for many years, structure was destroyed by strong winds in 1981. Cemeteries are still tended by . . . — Map (db m70838) HM
Alabama (Butler County), Oakey Streak — Oakey Streak/Oakey Streak Methodist Church
Side 1 Oakey Streak The community of Oakey Streak was so named for the abundance of oak trees in the immediate vicinity. From 1829-1843 the post office here was known as Middletown and from 1853-1935 Oakey Streak. Nearby was the Dawson Masonic Lodge which housed the Oakey Streak Normal School. Pioneer settlers were: W.D. Stallings, I.R. Smith, James Lane, Susannah Stallings Reid Lane, Prudence Blalock, David Simmons, George Tillman, Joe Jones, John Crittenden, Edward Nix, . . . — Map (db m70757) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Anniston — Grace Episcopal Church
Called “A poem in cedar & stone,” its history is intimately related to that of Anniston: Town Founders, Daniel Tyler & Samuel Noble, inspired its conception, funded its construction & caused Woodstock Iron Co. to donate the land on which it was built. Geo. Upjohn, Architect, and Master Stonemason, Wm. Jewell, used native pink sandstone and Tennessee knotty cedar to emulate Solomon’s Temple. The Gothic Revival edifice, the oldest church in town, was organized on April 8, 1881, built . . . — Map (db m35759) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Anniston — Parker Memorial Baptist Church
On July 3, 1887, a congregation of 45 people met at the Opera House on Noble Street to organize a new church. Originally called Second Baptist Church, the name soon was changed to Twelfth Street Baptist Church. In 1889, it became Parker Memorial Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Cornelia A. Parker, whose husband gave the money for a new building that was dedicated in March of 1891. The mission was and continues to be “Ministering to the World…Beginning at Our Own Front Door.” — Map (db m36545) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Anniston — Saint Michael and All Angels← 12 Blocks West
Built by John Ward Noble, one of Anniston’s founders. Consecrated on September 29, 1890. Widely acclaimed for unique and beautiful Norman Gothic architecture. The church dominated by imposing 95 foot bell tower. Open Daily — Map (db m36540) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Anniston — Temple Beth El
Temple Beth El is the oldest building continuously used for Jewish worship in Alabama. Anniston’s Reform Jewish congregation was established in 1888. Its women’s organization, the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society, directed the construction of the building in 1893. They raised the money, purchased the lot, organized the building committee of men in the congregation, and named the house of worship Beth El or House of God. Sales of handiwork enabled the women to purchase the stained glass windows. . . . — Map (db m36543) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Anniston — Temple Beth El Section Hillside Cemetery
In April 1888, the founder of a newly established Reform Jewish congregation purchased twenty-three lots in Hillside Cemetery to bury their deceased members. In 1987, the City of Anniston vacated right-of-way that allowed the Temple to expand the Jewish section. Among those interred here are the first Jewish citizens to settle in Anniston as well as the congregation's Holocaust survivors. The Temple Beth El section of Hillside Cemetery has been placed in the Alabama Historical Cemetery . . . — Map (db m53163) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Jacksonville — Confederate Hospital
This Church was used for a Confederate Hospital During the War Between The States Erected by General John H. Forney Chapter U.D.C. Sept 27, 1937 — Map (db m36539) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Jacksonville — General Leonidas Polk C.S.A.
Bishop of Louisiana Held service in this church 1864 Erected by General John H. Forney Chapter U.D.C. April 26, 1937 — Map (db m36535) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Piedmont — First Presbyterian Church
The First Presbyterian Church of Piedmont was organized March 18, 1890, with seventeen charter members, by Rev. B. F. Bedinger, Presbyterian evangelist. Rev. J. E. McLean was the first minister. First elders were C. W. McMahon and Stephen Ferguson; first deacons were John Turk and William Turk. A frame building was erected west of South Main Street, which the congregation occupied June 21, 1891. Rev W. J. Sinnott, the congregation's second minister and Supt. of the Presbyterian Orphanage in . . . — Map (db m27993) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Piedmont — Piedmont First United Methodist Church
Beginning as a Methodist mission in the 1850's, the Piedmont First United Methodist Church was organized in 1867 as the Cross Plains Methodist Episcopal Church, South, by Wilson Johnson and a small band of local Methodist. In 1868 a small church was built on North Church Street. Neill Ferguson, W. P. Harbor, and Wilson Johnson were trustees. The Rev. Theophilus Moody was appointed the pastor in 1868. In 1898 a more commodious church was erected on the same site, and the Rev. I. Q. Melton was . . . — Map (db m27994) HM
Alabama (Chambers County), Lafayette — The Lafayette Presbyterian ChurchOrganized 1835
This structure was built by early settlers from Virginia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas, and subsequently modified. The original building has stood since 1836. Union Sunday School began here in 1891. Many eminent ministers have filled the pulpit. — Map (db m71641) HM
Alabama (Chambers County), Lanett — Providence Baptist ChurchChambers County, Alabama
Side 1 Providence Baptist Church was organized before 1836 by Elder Francis Calloway. It was one on the ten charter churches of the East Liberty Baptist Association. The small white frame church was built during the ministry of Reverend George E. Brewer, who served Providence 1883-1889. It has served some of the best known families in all this section including the: Askews, Harringtons, Wolfes, Calloways, Barrows, Meadors, Slaughters, Shealeys, Wallaces, Lancasters, Burdetts, . . . — Map (db m71640) HM
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