Crkva Čudotvorne Gospe Sinjske, zvonik

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Zlatan Olić on August 15, 2011

Ovo je zvonik poznatoga hrvatskoga marijanskog svetišta, crkve Gospe Sinjske, predhodno zvane crkva Majke od Milosti. Mjesto hodoćašća postaje od 15. kolovoza 1715, nakon neobične pobjede sinjskih branitelja pod turskom obsadom. Osvajački pohod na Sinj, tada pod Mletačkom Republikom, predvodio je Mehmed Paša Šelić iz pravca Kupresa. Sinjsku gradsku tvrdjavu branilo je svega 700 vojnika, u nazočnosti izbjeglica i sedam fratara. Turski juriš počeo je 8. kolovoza. Fratri su sa sobom ponesli sliku Majke od Milosti i stavili ju u tvrđavnu crkvu sv. Mihovila, na oltar sv. Barbare. Turci su popalili i razrušili gradsko područje i pola utvrde. U gradovima srednje Dalmacije ljudi su po kućama i u crkvama danonoćno molili ispred Gospinih slika za spas Sinja. Zauzeće Sinja značilo bi zauzeće cijele srednje Dalmacije. Dana 14. kolovoza, novi turski napad bezuspješno je trajao tri sata. Odbijen je grčevitom obranom ustrajnih branitelja, uz neprestane molitve puka kroz dječji plač i zapomaganje majki, žena i staraca pred Marijinom slikom.

Kao što svjedoči mletački ratni kroničar, u zoru 15. kolovoza neprijateljska vojska u najvećoj tišini je pokupila topove povukavši se prema Livnu u svoje sjedište, i ostavljajući 10,000 poginulih vojnika, množtvo oružja i ratne opreme. Gubitci branitelja bili su: 3 častnika, 35 vojnika, jedan vojni kapelan, te 52 ranjenika. Blagdan Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije osvanuo je bez ijednoga turskog vojnika! Naravno, pobjeda je pripisana Gospinom zagovoru. Onovremeni povjesničar bilježi kasnija svjedočenja Turaka da su „u noćima obsade vidjali gospodju svu u svjetlosti, kako hoda zidinama utvrde“. Predaja kaže, da je to za njih bio užas i obeshrabrujuća pojava.

Upravo danas, na državni blagdan u Hrvatskoj, Sinj je posjetilo oko 100,000 hodočasnika, koji su mogli čuti zvonjavu četiriju zvona teških oko 3150 kg, s ovog zvonika visokog 43.5 m. Počeo se graditi 1896. na mjestu prijašnjega zvonika, i bio je dovršen tek 1927. Nova crkva izgradjena je početkom 18. stoljeća.

Zlatan Olić on August 15, 2011

This is the bell tower of the famous Croatian Marian shrine, the Church of Our Lady of Sinj, previously called the church of Mother of Mercy. Becomes a place of pilgrimage since 15 August 1715, after the extraordinary victory of Sinj's defenders under the Turkish siege. Invasion in Sinj, then the Republic of Venice, was led by Mehmed Pasha Šelić from the direction of Kupres. Sinj fort was defended with only 700 soldiers, in the presence of refugees and the seven monks. Turkish onslaught began on 8 August. The monks brought with them an image of the Mother of Mercy and put it in the fortress church of St. Michael, on the altar of St. Barbara. The Turks burnt and destroyed the area and half of the city's fort. In the cities of Middle Dalmatia people were praying days and nigts at homes and in the churches, in front of the painting of Our Lady, for the salvation of Sinj. Enemy occupancy of Sinj, would mean occupancy of the whole of Central Dalmatia. 14th August, Turkey's new unsuccessful attack lasted three hours. It was rejected with feverish defense of persistent defenders of the city and continual prayers of the people through the baby's cries and screams of mothers, women and elderly, in front of Mary's image.

As testified by the Venetian chronicler of war, at the dawn of 15th August enemy army picked up their guns in respectful silence, taking them to Livno in their seat, and leaving the 10.000 soldiers killed, lots of weapons and military equipment. Casualties of the defenders were: 3 officer, 35 soldiers, a military chaplain, and 52 wounded.

Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary appeared without a single Turkish soldier. Of course, the victory was attributed to the intercession of the Our Lady. The contemporary historian records that the Turks later said that "in the nights of the siege they used to see a lady, all in the light, walking along the ramparts of the fort”. Tradition says that it was a horror and frustrating occurrence for them.

Just today, on a Croatian public holiday, Sinj is visited by around 100,000 pilgrims, who could hear the chimes of four bells weighing around 3,150 kg, from this tower of 43.5 m hight. Its construction began in 1896 on the site of the former bell tower, and was only completed in 1927. The new church was built in the early 18th century.

zoran.kamencic on August 15, 2011

Veoma lepa fotografija zvonika. Like. Pozdrav.

Cemil özkan on August 16, 2011

Wonderful!!!LikeGreetings from Bursa

reza monavari on August 16, 2011

beautiful view

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Renáta .K. (Renáta's… on August 16, 2011

Sorry I missed your public holiday yesterday Zlato, wow! 100,ooo pigrims! Thank you for the very vivid and descriptive commentary of this historic site. Very touching view of the belltower with the Croatian flags below! <L&F>

Ali Asghari on August 16, 2011

hi Zlatan Olić

beautiful shot

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mar - al on August 16, 2011

Piękne zdjęcie

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Pozdrawiam gorąco. Marek

Sasha Lisul on August 16, 2011

LIKE, ovaj put posebno za trud koji uložiš za tekst. Mogu ti reći da ćeš me polako natjerati da i ja za pojedine slike to radim. Veliki pozdrav iz Kaštel Doboj Juga. (sol sam naručio :))

Voar Alto on August 16, 2011

Interesting perspective Zlatan,L:Eduardo.

Snežana Davidović on August 16, 2011

Divna priča i divan pogled na zvonik! Veliki like za prelepu sliku i veliki pozdrav za tebe :)))

Imre Lakat on August 17, 2011

Very beautiful photo , excellent composition !

like !

Best regards , Imre

roymonotosh on August 18, 2011

very nice taken.excellent photo. Like greetings from Bangladesh.

漂亮妈咪 on August 18, 2011

Beautiful photos, very good, I like.

Mihály Mondovics on August 18, 2011

Nice shot and interesting story, Zlatan. Like Regards, misi

dhorvat on August 23, 2011

Odlična prezentacija. Lajk.

Manek Taolin on December 11, 2011

Beautiful Church!

L+F

Oleg Timofeev on August 8, 2013

Majestic view! Beautiful shot! Like & Best wishes from Russia, Oleg

nunila77 merche on February 22, 2014

Bello campanario en Split. LIKE. Feliz domingo. Cordiales saludos desde Madrid.

Zlatan Olić on March 14, 2014

hvala!

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    by Zlatan Olić
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