26. 3. 2013

The Janacek Quartet a Alfréd Strejček performed the work by the Austrian classic, Joseph Haydn, called "The Seven Last Words of the Redeemer on the Cross". Despite the freezing cold, performers proved to be real professionals and pleased the audience with an unrepeatable music experience. Joseph Haydn's works are remarkable for their extraordinary melodic freshness and they are strongly influenced by popular music. That is why they are understandable. The Seven Last Words of the Redeemer emerged as an orchestral composition in 1785. Then, it was adjusted for a string quartet and, in the end, it turned into a piece for an orchester as well as for a choir (in 1796).

If you are interested in participating in other projects taking place within PASCHALIA OLOMUCENSIA, we are inviting you all to another concert to the Cathedral of Saint Wenceslas on 4th April where "Biblical Songs" by Antonín Dvořák and "Stabat Mater" by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi will be performed. On the same day, an interesting exhibition titled "One Light" will open as well. It will offer large format photographs by Jindřich Štreit and ceramic tiles created by mentally challenged people, from the ceramic workshop in the Center for Leisure Time at Lužánky in Brno. An exhibition opening will take place in the presence of Jindřich Štreit and authors of the tiles one day earlier, on 3rd April, in the slype of the Church of Saint Michael. A miniconcert of Jan Budař, patron of the exhibition, and Roman Jedlička will be part of the exhibition opening.

PASCHALIA OLOMUCENSIA is the first year of art performances. This significant cultural event, which takes place in Olomouc, originated on the occasion of the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia, and it was opened last Monday with a unique twenty-four hour reading of the Bible in Saint Jerome's chapel at the Olomouc townhall.

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29. 6. 2013

Press Conference to the Days of the People of Goodwill in Pictures

On Thursday 27th June 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Exposition on the second floor of Baťa's skyscraper a press...

27. 6. 2013

Building Bridges with Christ: Czechs and Germans - Neighbors

In the year when the Czech Republic and Slovakia commemorate the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of the...

25. 6. 2013

Official Commemorative Medals Minted on the Occasion of the 1150th Anniversary of the Slavic Mission

On the occasion of the 1150th anniversary of the Slavic mission to Great Moravia, an official commemorative...

20. 6. 2013

Children have Taken the Way of the Two Brothers, Almost 3 Thousand Pictures have Arrived

Every year, since 2006, an art contest for children aged 3 to 11 titled "The Way of the Two Brothers" has been...

18. 6. 2013

Invitation to Velehrad Film Seminar

Roman Catholic parish Velehrad invites all those interested in film to the Velehrad spiritual film seminar.

17. 6. 2013


ZLÍN, VELEHRAD – Already second international conference on the project titled "European Cultural Path of...

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  • Here are our roots.

    (Blessed John Paul II, 22nd April 1990, Velehrad)

    They wanted to become part of those nations and to share their destiny in everything. Here, in this place, at Velehrad, in Moravia, we can feel the historical legacy of the kingdom in a peculiar way – we can feel even those who became its keepers and guardians.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • For us, people of the present age, their apostolate contains even the elocution of the ecumenical appeal, i.e. to build unity again, in a peaceful reconciliation, which later after their deaths was heavily damaged, and in the first place the unity between the East and the West.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • Their work is also a very important contribution to the growth of the common Christian roots of Europe, which by their firmness and viability create one of the main contact points, which must be respected by every serious attempt at reunification of our continent in a new and topical way.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • The story of both brothers, Cyril and Methodius, is a distinct example of unity.

    Saints Cyril and Methodius contributed, to a great extent, to the building of Europe, not only regarding its Christian religious community but also concerning its civil and cultural unity.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

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