Saint Eligius Church
Nicely restored (around 1990) neo-Gothic church from 1905. Delicate interior decoration (including the wainscotings) fully in the style of the building. Sculpted granite pulpit (Mouffart) and polychrome stations of the Cross in bas-relief (A. De Beule). Magnificent stained glass windows by Gust Ladon and C. Ganton. The impressive marble tomb in memory of Constance Teichmann is unique in Antwerp.
Practical informationHoly masses
- The third Sunday of each month: This is the ritual that is the kernel of Mass, recalling what Jesus did the day before he died on the cross. On the evening of that day, Jesus celebrated the Jewish Passover with his disciples. After the meal, he took bread, broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat. This is my body.” Then he took the cup of wine, gave it to his disciples and said, “Drink from this. This is my blood.” Then Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” During the Eucharist, the priest repeats these words while breaking bread [in the form of a host] and holding up the chalice with wine. Through the connection between the broken bread and the “broken” Jesus on the cross, Jesus becomes tangibly present. At the same time, this event reminds us of the mission of every Christian: to be “broken bread” from which others can live. at 10h30
- Every other Sunday: word and The consumption of consecrated bread and wine. Usually this is limited to eating the consecrated host. services at 10h30
- Every Sunday at 12h30: Eucharist in the CHALDEAN rite.