Eglise Saint-Just, Lyon

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The church of Saint-Just or Saint-Just of the Maccabees church, is a church in Lyon France. The church sacristy hosted the "French-speaking Orthodox parish of the Holy Encounter" parish Orthodox of the Byzantine rite dependent on the patriarchate of Constantinople until July 2014. It is located at 41 rue des Farges, in Lyon, and is the reconstruction of one of the oldest churches in Lyon, and dedicated to Saint Just, the 13th bishop of Lyon in the 4th century.
The original bascilica was built on top of the ancient Roman necropolis where Just had been buried. The area around the old church was named Saint-Just and is today a quarter in the 5th arrondissement of Lyon. The old Basilica was destroyed in the wars of the reformation.
The current church Saint-Just is the reconstruction of the ancient Basilica of Saint-Just. It was built inside the walls of the city after the destruction of the basilica during religious wars of the reformation. The two sites are separated by 200 meters. The reasons for this movement seem to be a need to have the church inside the city walls, during a time religious turmoil. She is one of the few examples of churches rebuilt at such a distance from their original site.
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  • This church is actually my secret tip on my "Most instagrammable places in Lyon" blog article! It is not far from the famous Basilica - but there is no tourists at all and you can do gorgeous shots...  more »
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  • Visited just from the outside. At first I thought it was just an abandoned church, then I read about the Saint-Just Church I was disappointed about how such a nice architecture is not maintained at all, and it is in one of the most important part of the city (Fourvière).
  • Have been there twice - both times it was closed. It would be great if someone could add hours to google maps.

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