Saint George’s Church
Neo-Gothic church (1853) designed by architect Léon Suys. West to east orientation. Two strikingly beautiful openwork eastern towers with gilded crowning. On the façade there are statues of SaintThis is a title that the Church bestows on a deceased person who has lived a particularly righteous and faithful life. In the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Church, saints may be venerated (not worshipped). Several saints are also martyrs. George and the 12 apostles. Nice cycle of moralizing mural paintings (1871) by G. Guffens and J. Swerts. Furniture and ornaments make up a stylistic whole. From the former church, which was pulled down during the French Revolution, a few altarThe altar is the central piece of furniture used in the Eucharist. Originally, an altar used to be a sacrificial table. This fits in with the theological view that Jesus sacrificed himself, through his death on the cross, to redeem mankind, as symbolically depicted in the painting “The Adoration of the Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers. In modern times the altar is often described as “the table of the Lord”. Here the altar refers to the table at which Jesus and his disciples were seated at the institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper. Just as Jesus and his disciples did then, the priest and the faithful gather around this table with bread and wine. pieces and epitaphs (including that of Frans I Francken) have survived. From the church of the Spanish Citadel there is the devotional statue of “Our Lady of the castle” in her stately gown (1867). A reliquaryContainer for relics. Often this is a philatory: a decorated glass holder on a pedestal, in which a relic can be placed for veneration. It is important to know that relics cannot be worshipped, only venerated. (1878) devoted to no few than 40 (patron) saints reminds of the cholera epidemic of 1859.
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