Saint Amand’s Church
Neo-gothic church, built by Lode Baeckelmans between 1869 and 1874. It offers an exquisite architectonic concept, a combination of classical French gothic style characteristics, adopted by the 19th century French architect Viollet-Leduc, and elements of Flemish Scheldt gothic architecture. Quite special are the neo-gothic stained glass windows by Bethune, Didron and Stalins&Janssens and the 20th century windows by E. Steyaert.
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.
Sint Norbertusstraat 1, 2060 Antwerpen
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