Fortified church Moşna

The altar

The altar is a work of Josef Csűrös from 1834. In the center is a painting depicting Christ and sleeping disciples, flanked by pairs of columns and statues of Moses and John. In the predella we see a picture of the Last Supper. The Thomas scene is depicted in the crowning. She is flanked by two angels.

The stone pulpit

On the second northern pillar is the stone pulpit, the lower part of the parapet of which has a delicate trefoil decoration. The pulpit cover was made in 1703 by Johann Folbarth from Schäßburg. The baroque decoration consists of curved strips, grapes, ears of corn and corn cobs. The pulpit is crowned by an archangel with a flaming sword.

Fortifications

The church is surrounded by a part-oval, part-rectangular ring, which has a strong gate tower to the east. In the north-east of the church are the remains of an old church or chapel built into the wall, which was probably built at the end of the 14th century. Remains of pointed arch windows can still be seen today. To the north of the church stands a tower with a square plan. In the north-west corner of the ring wall there is a bastion in front of the ring wall, which is adjoined to the south by a wall section with cast openings and arrow slits. In the south of the church there is another tower in front of the ring wall. A kennel was built in front of the southern ring wall. The older part of the curtain wall stands to the east and south of the church between the chapel, gate tower and south tower. A walkway runs along the round arches. The sections of wall bordering the north-west bastion show features of defensive architecture from the beginning of the 16th century.

Sacristy portal

In the choir, the sacristy portal stands out, a cantilever arch portal overlaid by a keel arch ending in a split finial. Above is a mutilated statue of Christ the Triumphant, covered by a canopy.

History

1289 First documented mention of Moșna
1350 - 1400 Construction of a Gothic basilica
1485 The church is radically rebuilt by Andreas Lapicida
1495 Moșna receives the weekly and annual market privilege
1525 The gothic net vault is completed
1532 235 families live in Moșna
1554 King Ferdinand I grants Moșna the right to hold a second fair.
1662 Moșna has suffered a lot from the civil war
1703-1711 The village owes debts to the widow Elisabeth von Harteneck, probably because of the payments for the liberation by the Habsburgs.