Parish Church of Crimea

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Southeast view of the Crimean Church

The parish church of Franz von Sales is a Roman Catholic parish church in the 19th district of Döbling in Vienna and is dedicated to St. Jude Thaddäus . The church is located at Pater-Zeininger-Platz No. 1-2, named after its former chaplain Josef Zeininger , and the parish office is at Sollingergasse 24.


The church was planned by Clemens Holzmeister , who was also responsible for its construction between 1931 and 1932. Construction began on July 11, 1931, and the church consecration took place on July 3, 1932 after a short construction period of less than a year. The monstrance was made by the goldsmith Oskar Wicke. On September 10, 1944, the church was badly damaged by a bomb hit and then restored.

Due to the strong population growth in the parish area after the Second World War , the church was expanded between 1955 and 1957 according to the plans of the architect Anton Steflicek to include the current nave and the choir, and the glass windows were created by Karl Sterrer . The extension was consecrated on October 27, 1957. The original church building with the steeple was converted into a transept with a side altar or side chapel.

On January 1, 1935, “St. Judas Thaddäus in the Crimea “raised to the parish. The parish installation with Federal President Wilhelm Miklas as guest of honor was carried out by Cardinal Theodor Innitzer on January 13, 1935. On January 1, 2016, the Krim parish was merged with the parishes of Glanzing and Kaasgraben to form the new parish of Franz von Sales . Since then, the church of St. Judas Thaddäus has been the parish church of the parish of Francis de Sales.


Interior view of the main nave on Good Friday

Side chapel

The side chapel with a statue of Judas Thaddäus by Hans Andre from 1932 is covered with votive tablets so that hardly a patch of rough wall can be seen.


After the church was expanded, church visitors could vote on the new altarpiece. There were five designs to choose from, the winner was the first color design by the academic painter Hans Wulz , one of the 1950s frescoes in Austria. On the mural behind the main altar, figures are grouped around the central figure of the apostle and church patron Judas Thaddäus. The saint wears a host with the features of Jesus around his neck , leans on a club and points to the risen Christ, whose head is framed by the insignia of the Trinity.


The three bells from the Pfundner bell foundry in Vienna's 10th district were consecrated by Cardinal Franz König on May 28, 1960 . They are named Judas Thaddäus bell (E tone), Marien bell (F sharp tone) and Franz von Sales bell (A tone).

Web links

Commons : Parish Church of Crimea  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Parish Franz von Sales - Municipality of Crimea: The history of the parish of Crimea ; accessed on Nov. 17, 2016

Coordinates: 48 ° 14 ′ 35 ″  N , 16 ° 20 ′ 11 ″  E