Saint Anne Selbdritt Church
Antwerp Left Bank
Modern amphitheatre church (1970). The church deserves special attention, especially for the stained glass windows by the French artist Jacques Loire, which cause colourful light effects. The glass A small cupboard in the choir or in a specially designated chapel in which the consecrated hosts are kept. is also from his hand. In this church a major exhibition of contemporary art is held each summer. It also hosts many concerts.
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.
Gaston Burssenslaan 17
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