Greek Catholic Co-cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Zagreb

The Greek Catholic Co-cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius (Croatian: Grkokatolička konkatedrala Sv. Ćirila i Metoda) is the historicistic co-cathedral church of the Greek Catholic Eparchy of Križevci. It belongs to the Vicariate of Diocese of Žumberak-Križevci. It is located in the Street of St. Cyril and Methodius on the Upper Town in Zagreb, near St. Mark's Square.

Greek Catholic Co-cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius
Grkokatolička konkatedrala Sv. Ćirila i Metoda
Crkva svetih Ćirila i Metoda u Zagrebu.jpg
Zagreb Greek Catholic Co-cathedral
Religion
AffiliationGreek Catholic
DistrictEparchy of Križevci
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCo-cathedral
PatronSaints Cyril and Methodius
Location
LocationZagreb, Croatia
Architecture
Architect(s)Hermann Bollé
TypeChurch
StyleHistoricism
Completed1886

HistoryEdit

A Greek Catholic church and seminary (built in 1681) existed on the Upper Town before the 17th century. This church was intended for the Greek Catholic believers, mostly people from Žumberak Mountains, Uskoks and clerics that lived in and around Zagreb. It is not possible to determine when the Church was built because a fire that broke out in 1766 destroyed most of the Church's books that would give a precise date.[1]

The current church dedicated to St. Cyril and Methodius was built in 1886 during the reign of Bishop Ilija Hranilović on the site of the former church of St. Basil. The parish uses the facilities of the Greek Catholic seminary that is connected to the Church which gives room that serves as a parish office, and, since 1932, a hall with sacristy.[2]

The present churchEdit

The co-cathedral was designed by Hermann Bollé. It is built in the neo-Byzantine style of historicism. The co-cathedral owns a rich collection of paintings by Ivan Tišov, as well as icons by E.A. Bučevski and professor Nikola Mašić [hr]. There are three bells in the 50m high co-cathedral's belfry. Largest bell weights 782 kg and is dedicated to St. Cyril and Methodius, medium bell that weight 395 kg is dedicated to the Mother of God and small bell that weights 230 kg and is dedicated to Basil of Ostrog. The Co-cathedral owns a precious cross for tetrapod, reliquary, and two capes, as well as set of kit icon mounted on wood for the cross.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dioecesis Crisiensis". Krizevci.hbk.hr. Archived from the original on 2016-07-20. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  2. ^ 4. lipnja 2016. "ŽUPA SV. ĆIRILA I METODA – ZAGREB | Žumberački vikarijat". Zumberacki-vikarijat.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  3. ^ Arhitektura ikonostasa u opusu Hermana Bolléa, Prostor, Znanstveni časopis za arhitekturu i urbanizam br. 18 (2010), 1 (39); Zagreb, 2010., str. 62 – 79.

Coordinates: 45°53′53″N 16°50′36″E / 45.8981°N 16.8433°E / 45.8981; 16.8433