The parish church of St. Ägidius, Eckersdorf
From (St) Peter to the King of Prussia
In the ancient former chapel of St Kilian , nowadays behind the altar, St Peter leads the twelve apostles. Each of them bears a sentence from the creed. Parts of this 15C ‘Apostles’ creed’ are well-preserved, as are the symbols of the Evangelists on the ceiling. In the main body of the church, the initials of the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm II and the black eagle are resplendent above the altar. On the altar itself, the donor von Lüchau, the local feudal lord, had himself immortalised, his portrait directly opposite that of Christ with the crown of thorns.
Worthy of note are the richly carved, gilded and brightly painted pulpit altar with Christ the Saviour in the centre, and the four Evangelists, the angels with the instruments of the Passion and the calling of Isaiah right at the top; and in addition, the font which is all in blue, plus the lectern- all the work of the sculptor J.G.Brenck – and the processional crosses.The stucco on the ceiling, with the golden triangle and the Eye of God, surrounded by a splendid white halo of rays of light, and with its symbolism and beautiful decoration, was created by the court stucco artist A.R.Albini.
The parish church of St. Ägidius
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It's worth going a little bit further: many churches lie on lovely cycle, walking and pilgrim paths. You will find an overview of them in the following map, as well as places worth seeing nearby. It also has links to local area, church and tourist information websites.
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