Coat of Arms of the historic town of Voupa
St. John ths Baptist Catholic Christian Church in Voupa, 1773.
St. John Baptist Church was built by Bishop of Infland.Ian Nepamuk Kasakouski on the
foundation of the burned in Swedish war the XVI century cathedral. The construction of the
church was sponsored by Kazimir Leon Sapega, son of the famous Belarusian political leader
- Leu Sapega.
The church has three main icons - "Crucifiction" in the central hall and St. Kazimir (Belarus and Lithuania Saint Protector) and Jon the Baptist in the side halls. The internal columns are decorated with gold-plated grape vines, carved out of wood. The black polished altar surfaces are contrasted with goldplated ornamental decoration throughout the church.
The added later chapel houses an icon of the Virgin of Ruzhancova painted in the first half of the 17th century.
Read also about the rich Jewish history of Volpa from Schtetlinks
"Arhitektura Belarusi. Encyklapedychny davednik" ed.: A.A. Voinau and others, Minsk, Publishing house "Belaruskaia Encyklapedyia" named after Piatrus' Brouka, 1993. ISBN 5-85700-078-5.
Schtetlinks-Voupa website has tremendous amount of information about Voupa and other small towns and villages in Belarus
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