Motiș fortified church

Motiș fortified church ( German Mortesdorf , Hungarian Mártontelke) is a historic Lutheran church in the village of Motis (also known as Motișdorf, Motișul, Märtesdorf, Mertesdorf, Martonelke) in the Sibiu district in Transylvania, Romania that was historically home to a large Transylvanian Saxon (German) population..[1]

Mortesdorf's church castle

Mortesdorf's church castle is a historic, listed-building, which is a late Gothic hall church first mentioned in the records in 1497 just prior to the Protestant Reformation when it became a Lutheran church. The building received a large renovation in 1718 and contains a baroque altar, built in 1791 showing Jesus with John the Apostle and Mary, mother of Jesus and pairs of columns featuring the apostles, Paul the Apostle with the sword of faith, and Peter (with a broken hand), and a top picture represents the Resurrection of Jesus with the eye of God above it.[2]


  1. ^ Dictionary of localities from Transylvania (Dicţionar de localităţi din Transilvania )
  2. ^ List of historical monuments of the Romanian Ministry of Culture, updated in 2010, accessed on February 8, 2013 ( Memento des Originals from June 10, 2012 on the Internet Archive