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Church of the Day – Habo Kyrka, Jönköping, Sweden

We rented a car to make a scenic 500-mile drive across southern Sweden from Malmö to Uppsala. On the way we stopped near the little village of Habo north of Jönköping along Lake Vättern to visit their local church. What … Continue reading

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Church of the Day – Gothenburg Cathedral, Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden, is a prosperous small city that is home to large R&D centers for AstraZeneca (recently in the news for its COVID vaccines) and Volvo car company. Gothenburg built its first Protestant cathedral in 1621. The town suffered a … Continue reading

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Church of the Day – St. Erik’s, Stockholm, Sweden

St. Erik’s is the Catholic cathedral in Stockholm. In the 1840s to 1850s Sweden’s Catholic Queen Josefina from Bavaria helped begin liberalizing the rules for Catholics in Sweden. These new rules allowed immigrant Catholics (like her) to practice their faith … Continue reading

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Church of the Day – Uppsala Cathedral. Uppsala, Sweden

Uppsala Cathedral was started by the Catholics in 1270 and consecrated in 1435. Church history explains that money shortages, cold climate and the plague of the 1300s contributed to this long time for completion. Quite understandable. Unfortunately, 100 years later … Continue reading

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Church of the Day – St. Peter’s in Malmö, Sweden

We stopped in Malmö, Sweden, and found St Peter’s (Sankt Petri kyrka). It was built between 1300 and 1380 as a Catholic church in Malmö, which was then Denmark’s second-largest city. Then 200 years later as the Reformation took hold … Continue reading

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Church of the Day – Grundtvig’s Church, Copenhagen

Grundtvig’s Church was built in memory of the priest, hymn writer, and educator Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783 – 1872). His significance for Denmark was so great that it was decided to build a memorial in his honor. Two competitions for … Continue reading

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