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Church of St. Roch (Crkva svetog Roka) description and photos - Croatia: Sveti Filip i Jakov. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Crkva svetog Roka.
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Rogovo nine centuries ago was a small port serving the royal palace of the same name, which was adjacent to vast lands. The Croatian king Petar Kresimir IV, who ruled in the second half of the 11th century, donated his palace and the village of Rogovo to the Benedictine monastery of St. Ivan in Biograd. The modest village of Rogovo later became the resort of Sveti Filip i Yakov, named after the apostles. The original church built here in the 11th century was dedicated to these saints so that monks and occasional pilgrims could offer prayers to the Lord.
After the destruction of Biograd in 1126, the Benedictines moved their abbey to the island of Pasman, now called Chokovac, and built the monastery of Saints Cosmas and Damian here. Probably, at the same time the temple in Rogovo was destroyed. It was later restored and rebuilt by Abbot Peter Zadranin in the 14th century. His coat of arms is visible on the portal of the current church. The stone church of St. Roch was significantly damaged in the 16th century during the Turkish invasion. It was gradually rebuilt.
The real treasure of the Church of St. Roch was a gothic wooden crucifix with a life-size figure of Christ. Some details of the design of the Crucifix indicate that it was made in the Romanesque era, but historians managed to prove that it dates from the XIV century, that is, the period when the church was reconstructed by Benedictine monks. The original crucifix is kept in the new church of St. Philip and St. James, which is located in the city of Sveti Filip i Jacob. A replica of this cross can be seen in the Church of St. Roch.
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