Church of St. Luke

Church of St. Luke, Kotor

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Deirdre Tampa
343 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We liked the fact this church was open and a good representation of that style. No lines and easy to get to, but we went in oct so no crowds.
Written 14 October 2021
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Traveller of the world
717 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Very tiny but worth seeing. There was a Christening when we went so we went back later. Very cute, small and definitely worth a quick look.
Written 26 August 2021
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,309 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Second church we saw while wondering the streets of Kotor. It has a burned outside look, as well as a pretty door and beautiful simple inside.
Written 13 September 2020
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Karin and Filip
Eeklo, Belgium2,172 contributions
Apr 2019
According to "Visit Montenegro" the Church is located on the Piazza Greca.
Sadly I couldn't find this "piazza" but because we love Greece we keep it that way.
The church constructed in 1195 as a Catholic church.
From 1657 until 1812 Catholic and Orthodox altars stood side by side.
Each faith taking turns to hold services here.
Later it was given to the Orthodox believers and it represents a testimony about the harmonious co-existence of Catholic and Orthodox people
Written 9 February 2020
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high_low73
Bergen, Norway790 contributions
Oct 2019
St Luke’s might be small, but it's impact on us was huge. Besides it's lovely interior, it tells the history about the Croat-Serb relations in Kotor. Constructed in 1195 as a Catholic church, but from 1657 until 1812 Catholic and Orthodox altars stood side by side, with each faith taking turns to hold services here. It was then turned over to the Orthodox Church. The floor of the church is made of tomb panels on joined graves of citizens of Kotor, because until 1930’s the burring were held in the church. This building is one of the few in town that did not suffer significant damages during the earthquake in 1979.
Written 6 January 2020
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Graham S
Tewantin, Australia4,073 contributions
Sep 2019
That sharing lasted for 155 years & it now is a Serbian Orthodox Church.
Dating from 1195, I can't quite get over how tiny the church is ... about 50 or so worshipers would be the maximum at any one time, so I'm guessing there were a lot of services in a week.
Also impressive is the gilt work on show.
Written 24 November 2019
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highimpactuk
Welwyn Garden City, UK1,002 contributions
Nov 2019
A very small church in Kotor built in 1195 for Croats and Serbs. Originally a Catholic church, various denominations have taken turns to worship here. It is now an Orthodox Church.
Written 11 November 2019
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NormKeith
Azusa, CA1,795 contributions
Sep 2019
There is a smaller Serbian Orthodox Church across the plaza St Luka's Church. I found this on the internet which is what our guide told us " The church was built in 1195 by tradesman Mauro Caccafrangi. The church was used by Chatolich until the mid 17th century, when it was handed over for use by the orthodox population from the vicinity who found refuge in the town during the war with the Turks. However, the Catholich retained an altar in the church where once a year their service would follow the Orthodox one. This duality lasted until the French occupation (1807-14) when the church was turned over entirely to the Orthodox, who by the time formed the majority of the citizenry but could use only this church. Thus the church has two altars – the catholic and orthodox".
Written 22 October 2019
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FrankNamibia
Walvis Bay, Namibia775 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
The church faces the same square as St Tryphon cathedral. It is minute inside, and was probably meant to cater for 50 people. In its days that might have been sufficient, today it is left only as a tourist attraction. It survived all earthquakes unscathed, but more importantly, orthodox and catholic churchgoers actually shared this church for over 200 years. A renarkable feat, one wishes that all religions would cooperate in such fashion.
Written 6 October 2019
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Sue K
Hinckley, UK906 contributions
Sep 2019
This is a very small church but extremely interesting. It is a Serbian Orthodox church and extremely old-built in the 12th century. The amount of gold is such a small place is incredible
Written 1 October 2019
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