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Vanajan kirkon kulisseissa

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Hidden : 08/27/2014
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Tämä on maammokätkön toukkakätkö Vanajan kirkolla.


Vanajan kirkosta

Kaunis kirkko ja hyvin hoidettu hautausmaa vaativat muutakin työtä kuin omien vainajien hautakukkien kastelun. Turistikuvien takaa löytyy niin puutarhureita, valaistustekniikan ammattilaisia, arkkitehteja, taloushallinoa, teologeja, diakonej ja paljon vapaaehtosten työtä, eli meitä kaikkia. Joskus tutustuminen kauniiseen kirkkoon on kokeilemisen arvoista aloittaa vähäpätöisen oloisista kulisseista.

Kirkko on 1400- ja 1500-luvun taitteessa valmistunut, sittemmin useaan kertaan restauroitu ja kunnostettu harmaakivikirkko. Todennäköisesti paikalla on tätä ennen sijainnut puinen kirkkorakennus. Vanajan kirkko on yksi pienimmistä keskiaikaisista kirkoistamme, tilaa löytyy vain 300 sanankuulijalle. Kirkon erikoisuutena on ulkoinen saarnatuoli ja antwerpenistä noin vuodelta 1520 peräisin oleva alttarikaappi. Kirkon esineistöä, mm. puuveistoksia ja messukasukka on annettu museoihin. Nykyiset 22-äänikertaiset urut ovat Kangasalan urkutehtaan käsialaa vuodelta 1988.

Vanhan hautausmaan puinen aita on korvattu kivisellä 1800-luvun enivuosina. Hautausmaan kokoa on laajennettu moneen kertaan ja se on nykyisin n. 5 hehtaaria. Nykyinen kellotapuli ei niinikään ole alkuperäinen, vaan valmistunut 1895 korvaamaan puisen edeltäjänsä. Kirkkoon on aluksi päässyt hyvin kylätietä tai vettä pitkin – se sijaitsi kannaksella kahden järven välissä. Sittemmin Suomen ensimmäinen rautatie kulki Vanajan pappilan maaiden halki. Halpa maa radan varressa houkutteli paikalle teollisuutta, ja Turku-Lahtitien valmistuminen sinetöi kirkon ahtaalle tontille. Nykyisin kirkko kuuluu Hämeenlinna-Vanajaseurakunnalle.

Lähteet: Wikipedia, Häme-Wiki, Vanajan historia I

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Medieval stone church of Vanaja:

A beautiful church and a well-kept graveyard require a much more work than just the relatives taking care of the graves. Behind the scenes there are gardeners, electricians, architects, administration, theologians, deacons and a huge load of voluntary work - we all together. Sometimes the best way to get to know a church, as well as any other site, is to start from the less picturesque scenes.

The medieval church of Vanaja is built at the turn of the 15th and the 16th century. It has later been renovated several times, last renovation been completed in 1984. Prior to the current church there has probably been a wooden church located at the site. The church is one of the smallest medieval stone churches in Finland, having seats only for some 300 parish members. One of the church specialities in an outdoor pulpit, or a balcony, and a retable made in Antwerp in c. 1520. Some older religious objects, such as wooden statuettes and a chasuble, are given to museums. The church organs dating from 1988 have 22 stops. The stone wall around the church and the cemetery has been built during the first years of 19th century. The 12 acre cemetery itself has been expanded several times. Also the bell tower is much younger than the church, finished in 1895, to replace an older bell tower and a gatehouse. The church has been connected to nearby villages along the waterways and village roads, being situated on an isthmus. Later the first Finnish railway line, completed in 1862, between Helsinki and Hämeenlinna ran through the vicarage lands. Cheap land along the railway line attarcted industry, including the CHP power plant and the Vanaja Mills next to the cemetery. The completion of the Highway 10 in the 1960's finally closed the church on a narrow strip of land. The church belongs to the Hämeenlinna-Vanaja parish and is in active use.

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