Visitando la Iglesia De San Jacinto de Polonia del estado Trujillo- Venezuela. Reliquia Parte 2.
Hello dear friends of architecture and design, it's a pleasure to greet you again.
On my tour in search of the relics of Trujillo, I was struck by a curious fact that I had in my nose for many years, such as the antiquity of the San Jacinto de Polonia church.
What is the reason for such an expression?
Being an inhabitant of the sector for more than 20 years, I did not know the magnitude of history that such religious work had, until today, when I started to explore every corner of Trujillo.
The San Jacinto sector is a colonial town, religious with identity in its patron saint festivities with 400 years of foundation, a long time, which is interesting to investigate, in the civil and ecclesiastical parish of San Jacinto, one of the best areas of the state.
The church of San Jacinto de Polonia was built in 1902, a fact that I found on the information board when I entered the church, since August is a day of celebration for its foundation. The church has had a variety of remodellings along the way, located in the centre of the sector surrounded by colonial houses, it is an accessible place for any visitor during the Holy Week, Sembrina and the patron saint festivities, it is a starting point for the traditional road to the town of Bocono.
Nearby we find a diversity of paramos such as la loma, la cristalina, quebrada de ramos, corozo, el llano salvaje, among others, whose source of work is agriculture, where the faithful devotees come down to celebrate the Eucharist, offering their fruits on the day of San Roque and San Jacinto de Polonia. It is a village of noble, friendly and helpful people.
The façade of the church at first sight is of three naves, with walls of tapia covered with lime and glue, when entering to the left side we visualize an altar in honour of Jesus of mercy, surrounded by Dr. José Gregorio Hernández, Pope John Paul II, among others, which can be seen below:
On the initiative of Father José Gregorio Escalona, he ordered the elaboration of this altar, which is approximately one year old, the back wall is made of ceramic tiles and ceramic floor, and a pair of mahogany wooden benches, where the faithful devotees kneel to meditate, this space gives us access to the tower, roofed by a pavilion and with a span of bells, which only ring in Holy Week and in the seed season, requiring preventive maintenance.
The structure is a basilical plant in its interior it possesses 10 columns of visible circular form, to edge of foot they made him a contexture of chispado of cement, in its interior it possesses 8 large windows where they go the diversity of religious figures, covered with protection of glass and edges of wood, to the bottom we are with the greater altar surrounded of two square columns covered of grey flagstones, to its sides we find two doors covered of stained glass of white and green colour in form of cross that give access to the parochial house.
The roof of the structure is tongue and groove and covered with gable roof tiles.
Inside the church there are several entrances to the parish house, being the lower part and the right side the first one, as the second entrance is the holy sepulchre, surrounded by wooden pews in a preserved state.
It is notorious to highlight that, due to the antiquity, there are buried fathers who gave soul, life and heart to the community and in commemoration of their human works they take care of the temple eternally, among them is the Spanish father Juan Francisco Hernández González, admired and loved by the whole community, who inaugurated the majestic nativity scene with large plaster figures and its very real reliefs with recycled materials and natural resources such as plants and water, which comes from generation to generation, making it famous to the point of being cultural patrimony.
The church has a parish hall and a rectory. The main façade has a wide door of mahogany and brown wood, under a semicircular arch surrounded by portholes that light up at night.
The upper body of the façade is panelled and decorated with trapezoidal silhouettes in the Greek style in my opinion and on the panelling rests a combination of triangular and cylindrical figures, in a staggered form. It was a pity not to get anyone to provide me with information on these silhouettes, but as a family I delight you with the following image.
How striking indeed, antiquity and modern style in one image.
Greetings and blessings to all, see you in the next session.
I used the free translator deelp as my language is Spanish, the cover was made in canva.