Saint Laurence’s Church
A remarkable monument from the inter-war period in neo-Byzantine style with art deco elements, In the Roman Catholic Church, the moment when, during the Eucharist, the bread and wine are transformed into the body and blood of Jesus, the so-called transubstantiation, by the pronouncement of the sacramental words. in 1934.
A striking element in the landscape are its large dome dominating the centrally planned building and its freestanding solid tower (65 m).
It is a clear example of “Gesamtkunstwerk”, being an overall concept for the building and its interior. Architecture, decoration and furniture were explicitly inspired by the rich symbolism of the pilgrimage movement.
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: 10:30 a.m.
Outside the services, the church is only accessible for visitors:
– on special (variable) occasions,
– On Night of Churches (August) and open monument day (September).
The church is then freely accessible
Jozef Van Glabbeek, In the early Christian Church, the deacon was a man or woman ordained to practise Christian mercy (care of the poor, the sick, prisoners, strangers). In the course of history, the ordination of deacon became an ordination that preceded priesthood. Since the Second Vatican Council [1962-1965], the ministry of deacon has revived. Now the ‘permanent deacon’ is a man, married or not, who in addition to the permanent care of the weak, also has a role in preaching and proclamation. He may also administer two sacraments: baptism and anointing of the sick. +32 (0)3 237 77 31
Alfred Derde +32 (0)3 216 05 40
Tel: +32 (0)3 237 77 31