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Chelčice (Czech Republic)

Strakonice okres, South Bohemian region

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Chelčice municipality flag

[Chelcice municipality flag]  image by Jarig Bakker, 17 Aug 2001, after image by Petr Exner. Flag adopted 26 May 2000

Petr Chelčický 1390 -1460, Christian reformer and philosopher, spent most of his life here in the village Chelčice. He  rejected all forms of violence and, in accordance with the New Testament, regarded spiritual struggle as the only way of improving human life and society. He condemned the abuses of worldly life, particularly in the cities, and regarded agriculture as the only meaningful activity. During his life he gathered around himself a circle of followers and his ideas became the philosophical basis of the famous Brethren Union, whose last bishop was Comenius.
Jarig Bakker, 25 Sep 2001


Chelčice municipality coat of arms

[Chelcice Coat of Arms] image from this webpage, located by Jarig Bakker, 25 Sep 2001