The Fagerborg Church, Oslo

Fagerborg Kirke er egentlig en vakker kirke og heller ikke så gammel om man sammenligner med kirker ellers i landet.
Kirken er en klassisk ‘lang-kirke’ bygget i granitt med en total høyde på 55 meter!
Jeg ble likevel litt forundret når jeg på ett sted leste at kirken hadde 660 sitteplasser, men like etter på et annet sted leste at den hadde 480 sitteplasser?! Forklaringen kom litt senere da jeg leste at et antall seter var fjernet til fordel for fargerike yoga-matter!!!
Så vidt jeg kunne forstå er dagens prest en kvinne, og da antagelig en som bekjenner seg til meditasjon og yoga? (Det siste er en ren gjetning fra min side)
Men – denne kirken – påbegynt i 1901 og ferdigstillet i 1903 – har i tillegg vært tilholdssted for motstandsgrupper under den tyske okkupasjonen (1940-45) under den 2. verdenskrig.
Her møttes motstandsgrupper oppe i tårnet for å planlegge neste skritt mot okkupasjons-makten!
Fagerborg Church is actually a beautiful church and not so old if you compare it with churches elsewhere in the country.
The church is a classic ‘long church’, built of granite with a total height of 181,5 feet!
I was still a little surprised when I read in one place that the church had 660 seats, but soon after in another place read that it had 480 seats ?! The explanation came a little later when I read that a number of seats had been removed in favor of colorful yoga mats !!!
As far as I could understand, today’s priest is a woman, and then probably someone who professes meditation and yoga? (The latter is a pure guess on my part)
But – this church – started in 1901 and completed in 1903 – has also been a meeting place for resistance groups during the German occupation (1940-45) during World War II.
Here, resistance groups met up in the tower to plan their next steps towards the occupying forces!
(Compliments of SRB)
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9 Responses to The Fagerborg Church, Oslo

  1. Beautiful church with a beautiful story

  2. -Eugenia says:

    What a beautiful church in a lovely fall setting. Yoga mats, a sign of wanting to please everyone, I guess. Thank you for sharing the history of the church.

  3. utesmile says:

    A beautiful church. Yoga mats in church, nice one. 🙂

  4. Gorgeous church with the autumn leaves! Such an interesting writeup! Stay safe and well. It looks like many places are in for a hard winter with the pandemic. Cheryl

    • Seenorway says:

      Evidently! And I’m sure we will see a lot of bankruptcies as well!
      This pandemic is really no joke, even if some people seem to think so!
      I’m really happy that I’m retired!

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