Ekeren, Saint Lambert’s Church
This is an original Gothic church building. The brick gothic In a church with a cruciform floor plan, the part of the church that lies on the side of the nave opposite to the transept. The main altar is in the choir. dates from the 15thcentury. It has an impressive western tower in white sandstone (before 1504) with a spire from 1911. Austere interior. Historic furniture: a A piece of furniture that was especially designed to facilitate the sacrament of confession, especially by avoiding that confessor and penitent come face to face. To the left and right are kneeling pews for penitents; in the middle is a small booth where the confessor sits. Both are separated from each other by a partition with a grid, so that the confessor can hear the penitent, but cannot see him / her. and sculptures of saints by A. Quellinus (1660 and 1668), pulpit by L. Willemssens (1701), organ-case by C. de Cock (1713), Forceville organ (1713), stained-glass windows by among others Stalins and Janssens (about 1890).
Holy The liturgical celebration in which the Eucharist is central. It consists of two main parts: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The main parts of the Liturgy of the Word are the prayers for mercy, the Bible readings, and the homily. The Liturgy of the Eucharist begins with the offertory, whereby bread and wine are placed on the altar. This is followed by the Eucharistic Prayer, during which the praise of God is sung, and the consecration takes place. Fixed elements are also the praying of the Our Father and a wish for peace, and so one can symbolically sit down at the table with Jesus during Communion. Mass ends with a mission (the Latin missa, from which ‘Mass’ has been derived): the instruction to go out into the world in the same spirit.
Sunday 10:00 and 11:15
Every Wednesday and Friday from 9.00 till 12.00
Frans Lenaertsstraat 6
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