Zur Motivierung der Ekklesionyme im Bistum Kielce
On the motivation of ecclesionyms in the diocese of Kielce
The article presents the results of the analysis of the names for churches in the diocese of Kielce. The examples are sorted because of that, they refer to: the Holy Trinity, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, the Holy Family, the Mother of God and the Saints of the Catholic Church. The studies show that the names of the Saints are the most popular names of churches in the chosen area. The second group of the ecclesionyms, which enjoy increasing popularity, are the names referring to the Mother of God. The rest of the names seem to be rather rare.
The ecclesionyms can be treated as the mirror in which the people see the tendencies of their faith. It is also possible to maintain that the names of the churches are kind a way to interpret the religiosity and spiritual world of the society.