“You do worship your church, vlad.”
Nope. But I certainly love what God sent to aid us in our salvation.
“Why do you suppose Jesuits seized Bethany Chapel and destroyed it after the counter-Reformation?”
They didn’t seize it and they didn’t destroy it. The chapel was acquired by the Jesuits twice (!), first in 1622 and then in 1661 - that was 23 years after it became a university chapel. The chapel was bought to be used as a chapel (what a novel idea) to go along with the two colleges the Jesuits had purchased as well. After the Jesuits were suppressed it became part of the parish of St. Gilles. The Jesuits didn’t destroy it either. Look it up if you don’t believe me.
“Is this action explicable in any other light outside of the undisputed historical accounts, both religious and secular, enshrined in the national identity of the Czech Republic?”
Since you’re wrong on the facts, your last question makes no sense.
“Here is an interview with a living descendant of Jan Hus, verifying the account from a sermon that I included in my reply:”
Jan Hus has no descendents that I am aware of because he was a celibate priest. You probably mean a “distant relative” rather than a descendent. In any case, your link is meaningless.
“Im beginning to recall why Id determined to ignore you several months ago. It seems sensible to return to that.”
It seemed obvious you couldn’t actually respond with any ability to my questions. You have now proven me correct. Thanks.
The Bethlehem Chapel remained a centre of Protestant Church after the Hussite wars ended, but Catholicism finally won in the Czech Kingdom. The rebellion of Protestant nobles was defeated at the Battle of White Mountain in 1620. The Church of Rome confiscated the chapel then and Jesuit order bought it in 1661. They made it a Catholic church.
After the Jesuit order was suppressed in the 18 th century, Emperor Joseph II. had the Bethlehem Chapel desecrated and demolished in 1786. Only a sacristy remained there, with a room, where Jan Hus used to live.
The idea to rebuild the chapel was realized in 1950s. The original shape of the building was found out from old illustrations and it was projected by Jaroslav Fragner. The remains of the original Bethlehem Chapel were integrated to the new one.
This comes from the website of the city of Prague, Czech Republic itself (prague.cz).