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The most of masonry chapels are square- plan buildings; a few of them are horseshoe-shaped. The Chapel of Virgin Mary is with a small polygonal apse. The most of them are one-floor, with pyramid or gable- roof, vaulted and with small arches. At the first sight very similar chapels in fact are rather different according their roof shape, windows and decoration.

The oldest chapels – Christ’s Sepulcher (probably built in 1683) and almost the same age the Chapel of Virgin Mary – are unique in their architecture. Both of them are closed, bigger than the other Stations of the Way of the Cross. There is a small altar in Mary’s chapel. And almost a natural size Christ’s sculpture is placed in the Sepulcher chapel. Deeply pierced into the ground the chapel represents three stations (number IX, X, XI). Underground like imprisoned in the basement of Jerusalem there is a sculpture of Jesus. The Town Hall Chapel is one of the biggest. It is two- storied, so it reminds us that Jesus has been in the Town Hall twice. On the bridge over the Kidron stream there is a simple wooden chapel. It is very similar to numerous chapels, sited in different places all over the country, which Lithuanian folk artists have made.

V stotis. Prie Kedrono upelio. Medinė koplyčia ant tiltelio. Klaudijaus Driskiaus fotografija II, III ir IV stotys. Arnoldo Stasiulio fotografija

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