Through the efforts of the residents of Braziūkai and with the funds donated by the local population, in 1932, a wooden church was built under the supervision of the local master P. Valaitis. Several years later (1934) Braziūkai parish was established. In 1991, the Church was renewed and the churchyard was fenced with a wooden fence. In 2016-2017, new works of renovating the church were undertaken: the windows and the door of the vestry were replaced. Also, the interior of the Church was renewed, the old chandeliers were restored.

In its style the Church under the title of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Holy Innocence is close to resort architecture. This is a rectangular plan house of worship whose internal area is divided by three naves. The middle nave ends in the presbytery and a quadrangular apse. Vestries, which are lower than the naves, are attached to the middle naves. The Church of Braziūkai has two massive side turrets, which are in disproportion to the main volume. The quadrangular turrets protruding forward are of three tiers with pointed triangular frontons. The turrets are covered with cruciform roofs with modern crosses. Another turret rises over the presbytery. In its expression an open turret of four poles replicates the largest turrets; similarly to them it is with triangular frontons and the roof of four slopes crowned with a reduced copy of the crosses of the large turrets. In 2017, a bell was hung therein. The main area of the church has a gable roof with wide creasing; the vestries have mono-pitched roofs. The central part of the façade is a little recessed with an open broad porch. The porch is supported by two columns and ends in a lean-to capping and a small triangular fronton. There is a large decorative window with a fan window head over the porch. The façade ends in a triangular fronton, which is crowned with a cross. The door of the central façade of the church is really magnificent. The two-leaved door is noted for applicative carvings characteristic of folk architecture. The church windows have the form of narrow rectangles, divided into small segments. The walls are lined with vertically arranged planks.

The central nave of the Church is taller than the side ones with the ceiling having the form of a broken semi-cylinder. Quadrangular profiled poles separate it from the side naves. It is thought that the altars decorated with folk ornaments were made by the same carpenter Valaitis.
The Loudres made of field boulders is located in the churchyard; the statue representing St Bernadette in prayer is placed next to it. An open wooden chapel of four poles decorated with carvings stands in the south-eastern corner of the churchyard.



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  • Address: Braziūkų g. 79
  • State/county: Kaunas district
  • Country: Lithuania