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Christmas Masses and Nativity Scene in the St Havel Church

Church of St Havel (Kostel sv. Havla), Havelská, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00

When?

24. 12. 2017 – 7. 1. 2018

Masses

24. 12. 8.30, 24.00 midnight
25. 12. 10.00
26. 12. 8.30
27. 12. 12.15
28. 12. 12.15
29. 12. 12.15
31. 12. 8.30
1. 1. 10.00
4. 1. 12.15
7. 1. 8.30

 

Theft has plagued this nativity scene as well, which is a nativity comprised of a combination of wooden figurines of varying age. The individual figures had to be replaced throughout the years by newer ones. Just like the Týn nativity scene, the artist of this scene is unknown. The core of the nativity originated in the 19th century, and is mentioned by nativity scene expert K. Procházka in 1908. At the time, the church nativity was 30 years old, and the donor was unknown. Its architecture was completed recently, and is supplemented by a stylised paper landscape. The crib is displayed according to tradition immediately at the front entrance of the St. Wenceslas Chapel.

Nativity scene visiting hours:

  • 25.12.2017 - 26.12.2017: 10:00 - 12:00
  • 26.12.2017 - 29.12.2017: 15:30 - 17:00
  • 01.01.2018: 10:00 - 12:00
  • 07.01.2018: 10:00 - 12:00

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