Already far away from the city gates, the 65 m high church tower of the parish church of St. John Baptista (13th / 14th century) can be seen. Between the market square and the Hattersdorfer Tor in the northern part of the old town is the imposing church. The parish Seßlach belonged probably next to Pfarrweisach, Altenbanz and Ummerstadt to the so-called original parishes. Worth seeing is the neo-Gothic high altar of 1893, as well as the altar of altar (about 1500) on the right side and the altar on the left about 1470. The organ in the Neo-Renaissance style from the year 1890 and the ceiling paintings are also worth seeing.
March 31, 2018
After the destruction of the Thuringian Empire (531), the Grabfeldgau was populated by Franconian peasants. From the east, Slavic settlers also invaded the area of Obermain, fleeing from their Avarian oppressors. As late as the 11th century, many Slavs in Franconia were not yet Christianized. As the parishes of the Diocese of Würzburg u. a. Baunach, Pfarrweisach and Seßlach. The patron saint Salmon, St. John the Baptist, refers as missionary saint on the function of the parish as a base of the Slavic mission. 1007 Bamberg was founded in the Slav area.
July 22, 2019
Saint John the Baptist, to whom the church "St. Johann Baptist" is consecrated, is - like Saint Joseph - a man on the threshold from the Old to the New Testament. His parents are Zacharias and Elisabeth, after the proclamation of the Incarnation through her, the Mother of God visits her relative Elisabeth, who will give birth to a son in old age, namely John the Baptist.
He is six months older than Jesus and is considered to be his forerunner / pioneer. He lives in the desert, preaches the repentance of sins to the Jewish population and baptizes them in the Jordan, there Jesus also comes to be baptized, and he is filled with the Holy Spirit, who comes down on him from heaven.
August 25, 2021
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