Roeyken Church at Easter

I anledning av påsken så har jeg skutt et par bilder av Røyken kirke og gravlunden som i disse dager rister av seg vinterens snø. Røyken kirke er forøvrig en nokså gammel kirke sett i et 2019-perspektiv. Kirken ble bygget så tidlig som i 1229 og det er faktisk bare ca 50
år etter at man bygget stavkirker her i landet!
Kirken ble – for å avverge angrep fra ‘onde makter’ bygget med steinvegger 1 – 1,5 meter tykke, men har til tross for dette sitteplass til 240 mennesker!
With regards to the current Easter, I’ve shot a couple of pictures of the Roeyken Church and the cemetary which in these days are shaking off the grips of snow from last winter.
By the way, this church is a rather old one looking at it from a 2019 perspective. The church was actually built as far back in time as 1229! That’a only approximately 50 years after the age of ‘stav churhes’!
And in order to withstand attacks from ‘evil spirits’, it was built with concrete/stone walls
3-5 feet thick! Even so the church seats 240 people!
Det har vært en del spørsmål om det er mulig å fremskaffe interiørbilder fra denne vakre gamle kirken, og – det har vi fått til! Så her følger en del interiørbilder:
Her en nærbilde av lysekronen som henger ned fra taket!
Here a close-up from the chandelier hanging from the ceiling!
Dette er et bilde av det imponerende kirkeorgelet –
This is a picture of the impressive church organ –
I en beskyttende glasskasse ligger kirkens eget eksemplar av Bibelen som daterer seg tilbake til 1500-tallet!

In a protective glass box the church’s own specimen of the Bible dating back to the 15th century!
Her er den gamle altertavlen! Den antas å ha blitt skåret av en Stillef Auke
og ble innviet i 1692!

Here the old  ‘altarpiece’! Beleived to have been carved by one Mr Stillef Auke and inaugurated in the year 1692!
Og til slutt den solide dåpsfonten –
And at last the solid batismal font – !

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21 Responses to Roeyken Church at Easter

  1. So essential outside, so rich inside. Thank you for make me visit Norway from my desk 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      You’re welcome, Paola and – the digital way of travelling is the cheapest way and at the same time the most efficient/effective way as you may experience new things within minutes without spending a minute in a humid bus travelling on bumpy roads . . . 🙂

  2. utesmile says:

    this is a lovely church Svein, you did get in and it was worth the wait.

  3. Missy's Crafty Mess says:

    Is this a Lutheran church? It looks similar to the ones built in the 1800’s in my area. Beautiful

  4. -Eugenia says:

    Beautiful photo of the old church with the crystal clear blue sky as the backdrop!

  5. Anonymous says:

    My name is Lisa Whiteside. I believe you follow my brother, Bill Murray, at Common Sense and Whiskey. My favorite place on Earth is Norway. My husband and I saw the Stave church in Bergen before and after it burned down. Pretty amazing!

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi Lisa,
      I seem to recall the name of the profile, but I’m sorry to inform you that I’m not a follower. I would have wished to follow a lot more than I actually do, but ‘following’ is a serious business if one should do it right, and – unfortunately it would seriously reduce my time for shooting pictures for you all to see!
      As for the stav church you are referring to, I do belive that was ‘a model’ of a stav church that burned down? (I could be wrong!)
      Fortunately there are quite a few others about our country side!

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