KRZECZÓW - Church of St. Adalbert

Today, the church in Krzeczów still delights with its light wooden log structure and its shingle roof. The 18th century polychromies that decorate its interior have been preserved until today. The central point of this sacred place of worship is the main altar from the 17th century and the painting it holds. It represents Madonna and the Child, and according to historians it dates from the 16th century. Its style is defined as late-Gothic.

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The history of this church began in the village of Łętownia. This is where the building was built and later, after a few centuries, was transferred to the new place, but modified and with a new function or rank. Today Łętownia has a population of less than 3,000 inhabitants but in the Middle Ages it was located on an important route. It was called “the Polish route” and it ran from Hungary via Myślenice to Cracow. It was a safe trail among dance woods and mountainous territory, which ran through the Spytkowicka Pass in the Orava-Podhale Beskid range. This is a passage between the ridge of Łysa Góra (supposedly a legendary gathering place of witches) and the nameless summit to the north. The accessibility of such a trail, on the one hand, guaranteed growth of the villages located along, but, on the other, it was sometimes a curse. “The Polish route” was used by the Tatars during their invasions of the Polish land.

The first parish with a church in Łętownia was created around 1488. Previously, the only church in the neighbourhood was the Hussite chapel in Glinki. The next church was erected there in the 15th century and this is precisely this church that will be transferred in 1760 to Krzeczów. Later a post structure tower was added to the building. According to local tradition, the church was purchased from the parish in Łętownia by two local women, Jadwiga and Małgorzata, who did sewing for a living. Also, the legend about the transfer of the building is interesting. The wooden structure was to have been disassembled and transferred to the new place, 4 kilometres away, in only a day and a half. It happened thanks to the help of local peasants. In exchange, those who helped, were to receive indulgence from the bishop.

The 20th century brought about further changes. In the years 1958-1959, the altar wall was rebuilt and the presbytery was enlarged. In 1958 the new organ resounded in Krzeczów. Since 1969 the church has been entered in the national register of monuments.

Today, the church in Krzeczów still delights with its light wooden log structure and its shingle roof. The 18th century polychromies that decorate its interior have been preserved until today. The central point of this sacred place of worship is the main altar from the 17th century and the painting it holds. It represents Madonna and the Child, and according to historians it dates from the 16th century. Its style is defined as late-Gothic. The figure it represents is considered to be the patron saint of Krzeczów – Our Lady of Krzeczów. The altar also has two wings of a Gothic triptych from the 16th century, whereas the pulpit comes from the Baroque period. Experts also stress the presence of the antique baptismal font.

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