Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Vienna IV

This post will look at the Archbishop's Palace (above) which is situated to the North of the Cathedral Church. This wonderful and historic palace houses the Cardinal's residence. It also houses the Curia for the Archdiocese of Vienna, the Austrian Catholic Bishops' Conference, the Curia for the Eastern Rite Catholics in Austria, the Cardinal's State Rooms, a guest wing and, apart from the Cardinal's chapel dedicated to the Assumption, a chapel dedicated to St Andrew where Fr Dimitry celebrated his first Mass.
The pictures above show the internal courtyard and the Cardinal's car waiting to take him to an appointement.
The pictures above show the State Rooms among which some famous tapestries.
Also in the state rooms is this depiction of Jesus on the cross. As you can see it is damadged. This was done by the Nazi. It was decided to leave it as it is. It not only shows the suffering caused by the Nazi to the living body of Christ but also their hatred towards the Faith.
Part of the Curia.
The Archbishop's Chapel.

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