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  3. Day 7 PM Ss. Cyril & Methodius Cathedral, Heydrich Terror MemorialDay 7 PM Ss. Cyril & Methodius Cathedral, Heydrich Terror Memorial
Exterior view of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Cathedral
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Praha, Czechia
Late march, trees blooming! Cherry tree?
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Praha, Czechia
These could be cherry blossoms!
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Praha, Czechia
Inside the nave, chairs instead of pews.
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Praha, Czechia
This is the main orthodox church in Czechia. The art definitely shows the orthodox influence.
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Praha, Czechia
Details of the altar.
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Praha, Czechia
A few flames lit in offering.
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Praha, Czechia
We took some photos and added a candle.
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Praha, Czechia
Great art, modern orthodox feel!
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Praha, Czechia
I really like the art with the gilded backgrounds.
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Praha, Czechia
More candles added...
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Praha, Czechia
This may be a detail of the door.
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Praha, Czechia
A nice place to leave offerings outside the front of the church.
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, Praha, Czechia
Gunshots from 1942, when the occupying Germans assaulted the church where paratroopers had hidden.
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
This is along the south side of the church, at street level.
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
An exhibit of life under German occupation is just inside.
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
Various documents and artifacts from the time help give context to the memorial.
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
Replicas of some of the gear used by the British trained Czech paratroopers.
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
Inside the crypt, where the paratroopers made a last stand.
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
Verni Zustali, which means "remain faithful."
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
Emptied out crypts
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
The entrance was blocked by a tombstone
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
A tough place to get out of, with only one exit.
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
Very dark in here. I imagine it was a lot darker during the fighting.
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
The sacrifice remembered.
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
Jan Kubis died from wounds sustained in the battle at the church.
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
Adolf Opálka became the leader of Operation Anthropoid, and died with the others here.
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
Only way in and out of the crypt.
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
An offering of thanks.
National Monument to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Praha, Czechia
Exterior view of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Cathedral Late march, trees blooming! Cherry tree? These could be cherry blossoms! Inside the nave, chairs instead of pews. This is the main orthodox church in Czechia. The art definitely shows the orthodox influence. Details of the altar. A few flames lit in offering. We took some photos and added a candle. Great art, modern orthodox feel! I really like the art with the gilded backgrounds. More candles added... This may be a detail of the door. A nice place to leave offerings outside the front of the church. Gunshots from 1942, when the occupying Germans assaulted the church where paratroopers had hidden. This is along the south side of the church, at street level. An exhibit of life under German occupation is just inside. Various documents and artifacts from the time help give context to the memorial. Replicas of some of the gear used by the British trained Czech paratroopers. Inside the crypt, where the paratroopers made a last stand. Verni Zustali, which means "remain faithful." Emptied out crypts The entrance was blocked by a tombstone A tough place to get out of, with only one exit. Very dark in here. I imagine it was a lot darker during the fighting. The sacrifice remembered. Jan Kubis died from wounds sustained in the battle at the church. Adolf Opálka became the leader of Operation Anthropoid, and died with the others here. Only way in and out of  the crypt. An offering of thanks.
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