Lüganuse church

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1373

Even though we can find records of priests owning land near Lüganuse from the Danish books, first mentioning of the church comes from 1373.

In the XV century, first round tower, unique to Estonia, was built, transforming the church to resemble a fort. It did not take any serious damage neither in the Livonian nor the Great Northern War, once it was allegedly saved by a writing in Russian on the door of the church: "This house, dedicated to Christ, will be left untouched by every true Christian".

 

Otto Wilhelm Masing served in Lüganuse in 1788-1795. In 1941, the church was seriously damaged but was restored by 1951.

Image source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/et/c/c9/Lyganusekirik.JPG

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