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Ausros vartu g. 14
LT-01303 Vilnius
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Chapels
 

_dsf0552.jpgOn the left side of the church near the entrance there is the chapel that belongs to the Pac family, which was built in 1783 from grey artificial marble. Beneath it, there is a low cupola with a lantern. The main décor theme of the chapel's iconography is the Cross and the Passion. Right above the altar there is an image of St Helen with a cross; angels sitting on the cornices hold symbols of loyalty to theauŠros vartai 399.jpg church and the Passion of Christ - an anchor, the Host. There is a burning heart above the image of St Helen, which is related to the main accent of the church's iconography on the love for God, shown as a burning heart. The chapel's decoration is similar to that of the chapel of the Gates of Dawn in 1785-1787. It is possible that the both chapels were designed by the same architect, which according to art specialist Marija Matušakaitė, is Ignotas Gulmanas. The altar of the chapel has a figure of the Crucified, given as a present from the Discalced Carmelites of Lublin in 1764, and which was famous for its graces. The figure dates back to the eighteenth century and lector of theology of the Discalced Carmelites of Vilnius Maksimilijonas Karpovičius picturesquely described it in his sermon of 1765.

_dsf0545.jpgOn the right side of the church there is a small chapel of Our Lady with a rococo (or neo-baroque) one stage altar and a vaulting decorated with a fresco.
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PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF THE GATES OF DAWN


O my Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, I offer myself entirely to Thy grace and to Thy overwhelming mercy today and forever, but mostly at the hour of my death do I dedicate myself to thee. To thee do I dedicate my body and soul, all my happiness and hope, all my sorrows and sufferings! I offer my life and the end of my life to Thy holy hands so that through Thy merits all my deeds and acts go according to Thy holy will and according to the will of Thy sweetest Son! Amen.


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