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Javorje - Parish Church of St. Mary MagdaleneThe Javorje Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene lies east of Črna, at the highest point of the ridge running along the border between the Koroška and Štajerska regions. At an altitude of 1156 metres, it is the highest-lying parish church in Slovenia.

The church was first mentioned in the 14th century. Not many archival documents are available on its architectural history, however, and no Gothic features have been preserved in the church’s pre-sent-day architecture. It is an interesting reflection of folk architecture and art. A special feature of the central altar is the depiction of the Holy Trinity above the penitent Mary Magdalene. The church also features altars dedicated to St. Mary and St. Simon.

The church was originally a succursal of the ancient parish of Bleiburg and later a succursal of the parish of Črna. It separated from the parish as a curacy in 1789 and was promoted to a parish in 1792.

St. Mary Magdalene is the patron saint of penitent sinners, lead founders and children who have difficulties learning to walk and is invoked against bad weather and eye problems. Next to the church, there is a cemetery enclosed by a wall.