Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Notre Dame i relikwiarz koronacyjny królów polskich Drzewa Krzyża Świętego

salvete Omnes,

 [in Polish]
Wczoraj rozpoczął się Wielki Tydzień i poniedziałek zakończył się ogromną tragedią:

 pożarem katedry gotyckiej Notre Dame w Paryzu, i jest to tragedia na skalę kultury światowej. 

Dla nas Polaków to bardzo ważna świątynia, gdyż w Notre Dame, a dokładnie w skarbcu, był przechowywany arcyważny skarb polskiej kultury  tzw relikwiarz alias pacyfikał koronacyjny królów polskich Drzewa KrzyżaŚwiętego, cześć skarbów koronnych bezprawnie wywiezionych ze skarbca koronnego przez Jana Kazimierza do Francji i zawłaszczonych przez Gonzagów po śmierci Wazy.
Nota bene nie tylko Prusacy niszczyli polską kulturę (przetopienie klejnotów koronnych), również francuscy rewolucjoniści zniszczyli skarby naszej kultury przetapiając te wazowskie skarby, oprócz relikwiarza, w 1793 roku
Może nadszedł czas, żeby Polska poprosiła o zwrot tego zabytku kultury polskiej?
 Zamieściłem 2 skany z artykułu o relikwiarzu.
The Holy Week has begun yesterday and it started with an ominous sign the tragic  fire and burning of the Gothic Notre Dame of Paris, France, is a disaster of gargantuan proportions and the most sorrowful world tragedy.
There are Polish accents, namely the Paris' Notre Dame Treasury contained the Polish National treasure - medieval jewel and symbol of the Polish Crown, the Polish Kings Coronation Reliquary  of True Cross - unlawfully taken from our Polish treasury by the former Polish monarch Jan Kazimierz Waza in 1667-8. 
This Reliquary was part of the ceremonial in our Polish monarchy and the most exceptional treasure. After Jan Kazimierz's death it was illegally appropriated by the Gonzaga family, his wife's sister took it , and in spite Polish protestations and demands it has been kept in France since 1668-9.
Nota bene our failed king Jan Kazimierz took unlawfully more Crown Treasures in his exodus from Polish Realms, and those were melted by the French revolutionaries in 1793 (the other evildoers - the Prussian monarchs had  our Polish Crown Jewels melted in 1810-11).

Perhaps the time has come  that  the Polish state could ask the French Republic for the return of our Crown Reliquary? 

images from Wiki Commons


Dario T. W. said...

Viollet le Duc was the architect who remodeled Notre Dame Cathedral after the ravages of the French Revolution - some say in the quite XIX century Neo-Gothic fantasy, or even Disney-like fashion than in a true pre- 1791 style the building had been. https://gallica.bnf.fr/services/engine/search/sru?operation=searchRetrieve&exactSearch=false&collapsing=true&version=1.2&query=(dc.creator%20all%20%22Viollet-le-Duc,%20Eug%C3%A8ne-Emmanuel%22%20or%20dc.contributor%20all%20%22Viollet-le-Duc,%20Eug%C3%A8ne-Emmanuel%22%20)%20&suggest=12&keywords=Viollet-le-Duc,%20Eug%C3%A8ne-Emmanuel&fbclid=IwAR0HfeT_B38G_I4KnvNVVqyKUCi0kuXA6j46o5FPr2LGuXs9I3nuzjTAmKQ

Dario T. W. said...

https://www.allmusic.com/album/philippe-le-chancelier-ecole-de-notre-dame-mw0001394087 Philippe le Chancelier and Notre Dame school

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''Cathedral spokesman Andre Finot told reporters that the building had sustained “colossal damage” and that the medieval wooden interior — a marvel that has inspired awe and wonder for the millions who have visited over the centuries — had been gutted.

“Nothing will remain from the frame,” he said.''

Dario T. W. said...

I wonder if this monument survived

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French state owns the Cathedral, under their laws, like all the churches built before 1905 or so,
Title III: Buildings of worship

Article 12 (amended in 1998) declared that all buildings which the state had made available to religious organizations the property of the state, pursuant to the following articles.[25]
Article 13 (modified in 2015) specified that the "buildings used for public worship, and movable objects furnishing them will be left free of charge to public institutions of worship", detailed the methods by which disputed ownership might be determined, and described procedures for reclamation of properties and fixtures abandoned by religious organizations.[25]
Article 14 provided the same as Article 13 for "Archdioceses, bishoprics, parsonages and their dependencies, major seminaries and faculties of Protestant theology".[25]
Article 15 specified that, "in the departments of the Savoy, the Haute Savoie and Alpes-Maritimes" buildings used "for the exercise of worship or for the accommodation of their ministers" might be "allocated by villages on the territory from which they are" pursuant to Article 12, while "cemeteries remain the property of the villages".[25]
Article 16 created a special category for "buildings for public religious worship (cathedrals, churches, chapels, temples, synagogues, archbishops, bishops, presbyters, seminaries), in which will be included all of these buildings representative in whole or in part, artistic or historical value."[25]
Article 17 required that any buildings covered by the articles be offered to: "1 religious associations; 2 communes; 3 departments; 4. Museums and art and archaeology societies; 5 to the state," in that order.[25] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1905_French_law_on_the_Separation_of_the_Churches_and_the_State

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'' [..]katedra gotycka,[..], jest wręcz kwintesencją chrześcijaństwa, a przynajmniej kulturowego i cywilizacyjnego ładu, jakim była średniowieczna christianitas, a gotyk – najdoskonalszym materialnym wyrazem ducha unoszącego się ku Bogu.''