Church of St. Raphael the Archangel, Vilnius

Church of St. Raphael the Archangel (Lithuanian: Šv. arkangelo Rapolo bažnyčia, Polish: Kościół Św. Rafała Archanioła) is a Roman Catholic church in Šnipiškės, Vilnius.[2][3] Former Jesuits monastery ensemble is located nearby which currently is used by the Department of Cultural Heritage of Lithuania.[4]

Church of St. Raphael the Archangel
Šv. arkangelo Rapolo bažnyčia
Vilnius. Sv. Rapolo baznycia ir vienuolynas, 2006-08-08.jpg
Façade of St. Raphael and the Jesuits monastery ensemble
AffiliationRoman Catholic
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusUsed as a church
Year consecrated1702
LocationVilnius, Lithuania
Geographic coordinates54°41′34″N 25°16′43.50″E / 54.69278°N 25.2787500°E / 54.69278; 25.2787500Coordinates: 54°41′34″N 25°16′43.50″E / 54.69278°N 25.2787500°E / 54.69278; 25.2787500
Architect(s)Hiacintas Ptakas, Jurgis Šikas (initial architects),[1] Jonas Valentas Dyderšteinas (1752)[2]
Materialsplastered masonry

Close to the church there was a wayside shrine, containing a statue of Christ Carrying the Cross. The shrine was built around 1710 during the Great Northern War plague outbreak in Vilnius.[4]

On 14 August 1904, the first President of the independent Lithuania Antanas Smetona married with Sofija Smetonienė in the Church of St. Raphael.[4]



  1. ^ "Kas ir kodėl perdažė Šv. Rapolo bažnyčią?". (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Vilniaus Šv. Arkangelo Rapolo bažnyčios ir jėzuitų vienuolyno statinių ansamblis". Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Church of St Raphael the Archangel". 2 September 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "St. Raphael the Archangel Church". Retrieved 16 October 2019.