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Dubrovnik, Croatia: Cathedral of the Assumption

About the Cathedral of the Assumption in Dubrovnik, Croatia:

Dubrovnik CathedralBuilt in 1713 over the ruins of a 7th Century Cathedral, The Cathedral of the Assumption features a polyptych of the Assumption of the Virgin, hanging behind the main altar, by 16th-century Venetian painter Titian as well as several other works by Italian masters.The cathedral is also notable for its fine altars, especially the altar of St John of Nepomuk, made of violet marble.

The Treasury contains reliquaries of the head and the arm of Saint Blaise, the patron saint of Dubrovnik.

About Saint Blaise:

Blaise was a physician and later was made bishop of Sebastia, Armenia. Under Emperor Licinius, he was seized and brought to prison. On the way he miraculously cured a boy from fatally choking. After being torn with wool combers’ irons, he was beheaded in 316.

He is patron saint of not only the city of Dubrovnik but also those with problems of the throat.

We celebrate the Feast of Saint Blaise on February 3.

Visiting the Cathedral of the Assumption in Dubrovnik, Croatia:

Tel:+385 20 323 459

Click here for the official website of the Cathedral of the Assumption in Dubrovnik, Croatia (in Croatian)

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