Warsaw: The Temple of Divine Providence
About the complex of Divine Providence:
The complex here is a testament to the resilience and steadfast faith of the the Polish people. The Temple is an important religious and national symbol. The cornerstone of the Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw was laid in 1792, but a Russian invasion, two world wars and Communist domination, meant that progress was halted. It was finally consecrated over 200 years later in 2016. It is regrettably, one of the least attractive buildings in the city….someone once likened it to the exterior of a nuclear power plant. But inside, you will find much to make your visit worthwhile.
The complex of Divine Providence is composed of three sections:
• The Church of Divine Providence.
• Museum of Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski (the leader of the Catholic Church in Poland under Communist rule).
• Pantheon of the Great Poles: notable people of Poland are entombed here as well as relics of Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko, blessed John Paul II and blessed Andrzej Bobola.
Traveling to the Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw:
Masses are held in the Lower Church – the Pantheon of the Great Poles. at: 8.00 a.m., 9.00 a.m. 10.30 a.m., 12:00, 7.00 p.m., 8.30 p.m.
At 15.00 you are invited to attend the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Visiting will be possible between holy Masses, from 1.30 p.m. till 6.00 p.m. During the week, the Masses are held from Monday till Saturday at 7.00 a.m, 12.00 and 6 p.m, the evening liturgy is held in accordance with the calendar from Sunday.
The Pantheon is open Monday till Saturday at 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at every full hour, along with a guide, and on Wednesday – from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. On Sundays, visiting is possible between Masses from 1.30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Organized groups are welcome from Monday till Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. after prior telephone arrangement or email: [email protected]
Due to maintenance costs (i.a. electricity, ventilation) they have introduced a small fee for visiting the Pantheon of the Great Poles. We encourage you to visit the Pantheon!
Address: Księdza Prymasa Augusta Hlonda 1, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
Tel: (0-22) 20 19 712