Sunday, June 3, 2012

Rynek Główny - Poland Pilgrimage 2c

Rynek Glowny is Polish for the main market square. Located in the Old Town area of Krakow - it has been a principle place of business since the 13th century. At 430,000 square feet it is the largest medieval town square in Europe. The square is dominated by the Sukiennice or "Cloth Hall" which was rebuilt in 1555. It is surrounded by townhouses and the Town Hall Tower, the 10th century church of St. Adalbert's and 1898 Adam Mickiewicz Monument - which is a popular place for people to sit around and relax.
Rising above the square are the towers of St.Mary's Basilica which has the largest Gothic altar in the world.and is a national treasure of Poland. 
Praying Vespers (Evening Prayer) with my deacon companion was a very special treat for the both of us. Being able to pray Vespers in churches such as this makes it even more special and a definite way to feel God's presence in one's life. Prayer is always good and always the best way to keep close to God.

Deacon Dale