Stained glass windows in St. Anthony church

duration: up to 1 h location: parish church of St. Anthony

Parish church of St. Anthony of Padua was enhanced in the 21st century by the stained glass windows made by an academic painter Branimir Dorotić, depicting the patron saint of the city, St. Anthony of Padua and the scenes from Jesus’ life.

When it’s not Mass, one can enter the church and pray. It is necessary to announce your visit to the parish priest in advance.

Parish priest: fr. Stjepan Jambrošić
Phone: +385 44 851 021
Address: Ul. Davorina Trstenjaka 3

Mass is held at 10:00 on Sunday and at 18:30 on working days.

Symbolism of the stained glass windows

Jesus Calms the Storm (Mk 4,35 - 41 Vg 4,35-40)

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness (Lk 4, 1-13)

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’” The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’” (…)

Jesus comes to Jerusalem as a king (Mt 21, 1-11)

(…) The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” (…)

On the road to Emmaus (Lk 24, 1-35)
(…)As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. (…)
Crucifixion of Christ (Iv 19, 35-42)
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman,[a] here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.”

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