In 2002, the church and monastery of the Duchy Church returned to the Archdiocese of Vilnius and a correctional building was removed in 2007, but the prison structures remained in the state. There was an administrative dormitory, as well as an insulator, a dining room, a bakery.
The unique space of the late Baroque church was divided into several floors with reinforced concrete ceilings. According to the BNS, after the end of the Second World War, Deputy Chief of the Reconstruction Office in Vilnius, Česlovas Jocius – a part of the complex converted to the church this week was closed in December 2008.
"The collection center was founded in the former Vizitchia monastery, during the Soviet period the monastery was used for other purposes.The Vizičiai ensemble contains the Church of Jesus Christ, which was divided by overlays, consisting of a three-storey and four-storey building and there was a warehouse. to curfew, "said Jocius
The remaining part of the buildings was transferred to the implementation of the property compensation agreement, which was not returned to the Church – this amount has recently reached 1.72 million. euro The transferred volume of assets amounted to 1.04 million. This amount will be deducted from this debt.
The aim will be to open the public heritage
The curator of the Vilnius Archdiocese states that, following a government decision, plans will be taken to rebuild the Viziyčiai.
"It is still too early to say how much money and time it takes to renew this set, but the only goal is to have one day open to people, pull the believers and serve the needs of the community," said Mykolas Juozapavičius, economist of the Vilnius Archbishopric, commenting on the BNS.
After arranging a set of Viziciai, the Savior Hill – one of the most important elements of the Vilnius Old Town – will be saved alongside the nearby Missionary Church and Monastery, making Vilnius a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
"The preservation and opening of this unique cultural heritage to people is a shared interest of both the Church and the State, but the legacy is not just a building, it has once sprung up on Savior Hill – two monasteries, a shelter for them, a guest house and two open churches for worshipers. the era has struck and destroyed this place in Vilnius, but I believe one day it can be born again, "said M.Juozapavičius.
According to him, it would not be possible to revive and adapt the activities of the monastery of the Vizice monastery without the right to resolve the fate of the annexes of the Soviet prison in his yard.
The visit of the monks to Vilnius was established at the end of the 17th century at the invitation of Bishop Ciprijon Povilas Bostovsky – in 1717, a temporary chapel was built on the current Rasu street.
After 40 years, the Church of Jesus Christ of the later Baroque appeared, and in the 3rd quarter of the 18th century the monastery palace.