Church of St. John Baptist

Location: Frýdek
Author: Marek Jan Štěpán
Team: Hana Myšková, Miroslav Přikryl
Client: Římskokatolická farnost Frýdek
Proposal: 2013 - 2015
Realization: 2015
Photo: Miroslav Přikryl, archive of atelier


Adjusting presbytery is the outward manifestation of the desire of parishioners to capture the signs of the times and express the current understanding of the liturgy and its relationship to art and architecture. Proposal was accompanied by a dialogue with parishioners and Liturgy. The new altar was built in the strongest place of the Gothic area.

The altar is a place of symbolic and sacramental sacrifice, the place where the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ. In rewritten importance the place where the circle becomes a square, a place where it meets the divine and earthly expression. Backlit foot of the altar seems as it floats and it also suggests that the fact the Eucharist is not  possible to grasp by senses.