And everything isn’t easy! Like trying to explain things about Churches. It’s symmetry in the building though. At least outside on the front. And I’ve been nervous for hours now what to write about it
I won’t go into that.
Sweden is, historically speaking, a christian, protestantic country. Lutheran. (But of course, people with other religions lives here nowadays as well.)
When it comes to christianity, there are ”The Swedish church” as many of us was born into (so to speak), but also Pentecostal and other ”free” Churches. (Free from the Swedish Church??? I guess so.) (…and I might be very wrong…)
This church was built in 1865 (that’s a true fact) and for many a year it was an Evangelical Church. (Missions-församling). And it still is, as I understand it, but last year they changed the name to The Church of Immanuel, (which is hebrew and means ”God with us”).
If you look at the middle of the church building… those 3 + 3 windows… Yes, the huge ones… Behind those windows, all of them, was the original church-room. Absolutely enormous! But in 1985 was made a vast renovation of the building, and one thing they did, was to cut the church-room into two. A roof/floor was built between the upper and the lower windows.
So now the church-room has the upper half, and the cafeteria the lower. Or maybe the church has the upper three-quarter…
In the front where the altar can’t be seen, you can see a big gray frame. Thats a marker af an enormous altarpiece, which was covering the wall all the way down. Also where the cafeteria is now.
NOW! Hidden inside the wall. Preserved – but never seen. Pity! I’ve seen a postcard with the whole altarpiece, it’s really amazing, but when I tried to find a picture of it on the Internet – I failed.
Why oh my oh why have I posted a picture of a church I can’t even describe properly? (In English that is. In Swedish I can do better.)
1.) It has SYMMETRY!
2.) I spend my days here. At least a couple of hours, 4-5 days a week.
Media! Posters, flyers, a small ”newsmagazine” 4 times a year, and some other paper works. I love it! Usually I sit in the cafeteria – which you have seen pictures from now and then – and most of my friends I meet here. I’m a bit sorry I can’t be here all day, 5 days a week though….
And down below! Just a few of my cafeteria-pictures. Edited. Of course!
I am me! All of myself!
And now I’ve earned some chocolate!!!! I NEED some CHOCOLATE!!!!
I don’t have any chocolate… 😦
The new floor/roof is where Jesus’ knees are! I’ve been told.