Sayn Abbey (abbatia Saynensis) is a former Premonstratensian monastery in Bendorf-Sayn on the edge of the Neuwied Basin, on the right bank of the Rhine between Neuwied and Koblenz. It was founded in 1200 by Count Heinrich II from Sayn and settled by Premonstratensian Canons of the Steinfeld Monastery. In May of the year 1202 the solemn consecration of the abbey church took place by the papal legate Guido von Praeneste.
The dissolution took place in June 1803 as a result of the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss. Since then, the abbey church, which is now under the patronage of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, has served as the parish church of the Roman Catholic parish of Sayn in the parish community of Bendorf.
February 28, 2021
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