Museums of Jasna Gora

Golgotha of Jasna Góra

Golgotha of Jasna Góra

ul. Kordeckiego 2, 42-225 Częstochowa

Golgotha of Jasna Góra presented inside the monastery is a series of 18 paintings (4 more than traditional Way of the Cross stations) by Jerzy Duda-Gracz, a world famous painter born in Czestochowa who gifted these paintings as a votive offering. They were consecrated on September 8, 2001.

Jerzy Duda Gracz's Way of the Cross contains references to tragic history of Poland – i.e. "Crucifixion" station shows victims of unsuccesful Polish uprisings as well as victims of World War II and communist regime as silent spectators of crucifixion, each of them with their own cross held high. The paintings have been placed in the third part of the Chapel of Our Lady, in the so-called "upper place" (entrance through the Knights' Hall).

The painter said about his works:

"I do care that Golgotha of Jasna Góra is not seen only as a picture story from 2000 years ago, which we celebrate in a good frame of mind (it was not us who crucified) on Good Friday…

The Golgotha is today, now and here, in Catholic Poland "

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