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   fredag 22. aug. 2014       


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  General presentation

A short presentation
European influences
Brief History
Basics and Statistics
Religious Education
Mission in Norway and Abroad


Compatibility of Church Agreements
Charta Oecumenica
Leuenberg Agreement
One Lord - One Faith - One Church - A Longing for One Baptism
Fellowship of Grace
The Porvoo Declaration
Faith and Order statement on BEM


Plan for Christian Education (2009)
Strategic Plan for Sami Church Life
When believers meet
Consumption, Justice, Environment
Church of Norway Partner Fund
Plan for Diakonia (2007)
Mistreatment of women and Procedures for dealing with sexual Mistreatment
Leadership Development Course for Women
Vulnerability and Security

  Order of worship

Prayer after a civil Marriage
Infant Baptism
The Order for Worship



Norwegian church architecture spans the whole period from the stave (wooden) churches and Romanesque stone churches of the 11th century, by way of the Gothic cathedrals and churches of the 12th century and the plain 18th and 19th-century buildings to the streamlined concrete of the 20th century. Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim is Norway's national shrine.
The church architecture is a reflection of the changing views of the form and purpose of the liturgy: from the barely accessible medieval altar to the early Lutheran pulpit integrated in the altar piece, from elaborate Baroque interiors to bare 20th-century churches where the congregation sit around the altar.
The upheavals in Norwegian church history have left their mark on most church interiors. St. Mary's Church in Bergen is exceptional in that the altar piece and other parts of its interior are from before the Reformation.
In the late 19th century a large number of 11th- and 12th-century stave and stone churches were torn down for reasons ranging from lack of space to theological doctrine.

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