Well, Roy is working on the gargantuan task of organising 24 years of photographs of our lives together. Here are some images from a cool Church we visited last summer in Denmark. Irene broke her arm, and was shattered not be going to her Adventure camp in Lymington Rushmore, so, at a day’s notice, we decided to drive to magical Copenhagen. We stopped in Odense on the way. Here’s a companion post to the one on Odense Cathedral.
This lovely Neo-Gothic Catholic church built in the early 20th century is overshadowed by the nearby Odense Cathedral. The exterior looks like a gingerbread castle, while the interior is in the usual simple white Danish style. There are unusual decorations inside and outside– see below. The images are presented in galleries. To see them in greater detail, click, and use the arrow keys to navigate the gallery.
I was intrigued by the carved wooden panels showing the early history of Christianity in Denmark. Especially the one illustrating the story of St. Boniface. In Fritlar, Northern Germany, he started felling “Thor’s oak”, perhaps a site of pagan worship, while the towns people cursed him, threatening him with Thor’s vengeance. However, after a few blows the mighty tree crashed to the ground, and Boniface was unharmed, the townspeople were converted. (see wiki) for more details.
On entering one is surprised at how small the church is. Most of the exterior grandeur is a facade, with no church behind it. The interior has an unusual stained glass window, showing a crowned eye, above the ceremonial entryway at the back. Under the crucifix there is a beam across the nave with the words “Christus Vincit. Christus Regnat. Christus Imperator” from the Gregorian Chant.