Though Agnes died in 1282, she is still venerated by Christians around the world more than 700 years later. She was honored in 2011, the 800th anniversary of her birth, as the Saint of the Overthrow of Communism, with a year dedicated to her by Catholics in the Czech Republic.
Agnes , St . Agnes , St (died c. 304), Roman martyr, said to have been a Christian virgin who refused to marry, she was martyred during the reign of Diocletian. She is the patron saint of virgins and her emblem is a lamb (Latin agnus).
St Agnes Fountain is back again with a lovely Christmas concert. The band that gives Christmas songs a respectful kicking. They bring sparkling musicianship, humour and heartfelt renditions of your favourite Christmas tunes both original and those you know so well (or thought you did).
After World War I, Bohemia (as the largest and most populous land) became the core of the newly formed country of Czechoslovakia , which combined Bohemia, Moravia, Czech Silesia, Upper Hungary (present-day Slovakia) and Carpathian Ruthenia into one state.
Agnes , also called Saint Agnes of Rome, (flourished 4th century, Rome [Italy]; feast day January 21), virgin and patron saint of girls, who is one of the most-celebrated Roman martyrs.
Pages in category “Late Ancient Christian female saints ” Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia. Saint Afra. Agape, Chionia, and Irene. Agnes of Rome. Anastasia of Sirmium. Antonina and Alexander. Anysia of Salonika. Saint Apollonia.
Agnes to death. She was led out and bound to a stake, but the bundle of wood would not burn, or the flames parted away from her, whereupon the officer in charge of the troops drew his sword and beheaded her, or, in some other texts, stabbed her in the throat.
According to legend, while performing in a play that made fun of baptism , he had an experience on stage that converted him. Genesius of Rome.
|Saint Genesius of Rome|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church|
|Major shrine||Church of Santa Susanna, Rome, Italy|
” Good King Wenceslas ” is a Christmas carol that tells a story of a Bohemian king going on a journey and braving harsh winter weather to give alms to a poor peasant on the Feast of Stephen (December 26, the Second Day of Christmas). The name Wenceslas is a Latinised version of the old Czech language “Venceslav”.
Bohemia is a region of Czech Republic; the nomadic, often vilified, group called the Gypsies or Romany are called “bohemiens” in French. But in spite of this, the Bohemians and the Gypsies , in the most prevalent perceptions of both, shared some characteristics.
The Czechs (Czech: Češi , pronounced [ˈtʃɛʃɪ]; singular masculine: Čech [ˈtʃɛx], singular feminine: Češka [ˈtʃɛʃka]), or the Czech people (Český lid), are a West Slavic ethnic group and a nation native to the Czech Republic in Central Europe, who share a common ancestry, culture, history, and Czech language.
The Czechs I know all look like Americans. They vary from dark hair and hazel/brown eyes- but the typical Czech I think is more nordic looking . I think this type definitely have prominent high cheekbones, and more tend to have longer pointed noses. And fuller lips with a wider mouth.