When Lithuania gained Independence in 1918, an idea occurred to build a church in Kaunas, a provisiosnal capital in those days, which would be a symbol of gratitude to God for the regained Independence. The main part of the shrine had to have the capacity for 5000 pilgrims and 2000 could be situated on the roof terrace. It was planned to show "The Way of the Cross" on the side balustrade. However, the soviet occupation disrupted the construction of the church. The building was confiscated and after the war it was turned into a factory.
When a National Revival began in 1988, the public demanded to return the church to Christians and soon reconstruction works began, which were funded by the donations of the public.
Today Christians gather in the church not only to strengthen spiritualy and to near the God, but also to relish the view of Kaunas. There is a terrace on the church roof, from which you can even see the suburbs of Kaunas. The Resurrection Church is the only church of this kind in the country, and because of its originality a lot of young people choose to be married here. To get such a memorable impression, even the 28 meter height and 186 steps that they have to pass in order to reach the chapel do not discourage them.
Žemaičių st. 31b
LT-44175 Kaunas, Lithuania
You can also visit: Vilnius Street, Devil's Museum, Kaunas Zoo
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- 2012.10.06 15:09:43 | Bilal
- To start the season off, I fnlliay decided to buy for my family and CCD class. Call me lazy because you could surely make these yourself, but I liked having them done for me instead of searching for the pieces for inside the eggs . Plus the resource book included came in useful. If you want an awesome resource to go along with the eggs, you need this book (Benjamin's Box). The story is great and matches the eggs perfectly. It is nicely illustrated and each page tells a story to match the item in the egg. The kids seem to enjoy the story and hearing it from the point of view of a little boy. I highly recommend getting this book to compliment the eggs. My kids ages 5 and 8 really enjoy this book. I am also sharing it with my third grade CCD class and they love it too. I hid the eggs around my house and told my kids to find them but not open them. Once we had all 12 eggs we took turns reading a page from the book and opening the egg that went along with the page. I used Benjamin's Box to help me create a printable to match the Resurrection Eggs activity. If you search Teaching Heart Mom on Google and then go to Easter you will see it. You can download it free here. It is five pages. The last page (foldable eggs) you will need to print three times on colored card stock. All other pages get printed once on regular paper. My kids enjoyed making the books and we will refer to them through the season.
- 2012.12.12 03:44:42 | Devina
- Well if we are talking about lost kids that don't have godly panerts... as a missionary (now SAHM and wife to a missionary) with Child Evangelism Fellowship I must say you (the church) must go to the kids. It's not good enough to teach sunday school classes of kids "About" Jesus. You MUST share the Gospel with them! Most of our churches teach Bible stories to children... which obviously I have no issues with... but I bet the reason these kids end up leaving is because they never became Christians! As someone who taught kids sunday school for a long time I can tell you most of the curriculum DOES NOT share the gospel... or it does once every 5 weeks or something like that. That isn't good enough! You can't expect kids to stay in church if they never accepted Christ as their personal Savior. For kids outside of the church? Go to where they are. Schools (yes you can do it, visit cefonline.com) community centers, parks, wherever kids are and tell them why Jesus came.Kids should know Bible Stories but if they don't know the Gospel then they can't be saved and won't stay in church.