Church of the Divine Mercy in Krakow, Armenian services
The Armenians have settled in many Polish towns, including Krakow, since the Middle Ages. Initially engaged in trade, they quickly became assimilated into Polish society but retained the memory of their ancestors’ origin.
Until today the members of the Krakow Armenian community meet at services held in two churches, principally used by Catholics, that is, at the Church of the Divine Mercy and the Church of St. Nicholas. Armenian masses are held twice a month in the small Church of the Divine Mercy located at the corner of Felicjanek and Smoleńsk Streets. The church was erected in the years 1626–29 and belongs to the Catholic archcathedral parish on the Wawel Hill.