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San Giosafat al Gianicolo

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San Giosafat al Gianicolo

English name: St Josaphat on the Janiculum
Dedication: Josaphat
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Built: 1930
Contact data
Address: Passeggiata del Gianicolo 7

San Giosafat al Gianicolo is an Oriental Catholic and Ukrainian national church at Passeggiata del Gianicolo 7 in Trastevere, on the Janiculum hill north of the Garibaldi monument. It is on the second of the hair-pin bends going north, and is a familar landmark there.

It was built in 1930 for the Pontifical Ukrainian College, part of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church which is in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. A rather plain building in pink brick, it has two storeys and an unusual dome. The first storey is on a square plan, and has a semi-circular apse attached. There is a projecting cornice. The second storey has a plan based on a Greek cross with very short arms, and the interior angles of the cross occupied by diagonal walls. There is a matching projecting cornice, an arched window on each end wall except in the apse and another, smaller window in deach of these diagonal walls. The dome has a high drum on the plan of a chamfered square, the chamfers being formed by carrying up the diagonal walls just mentioned. The dome itself is very low, and formed of eight tiled roof pitches. It has a lantern with a little lead cupola.

Mass in celebrated here in the Byzantine rite, the Ukrainian language being used.

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