VISIT THE CHURCH
Stained glass window located at the church
is the work of Danish
artist, Sven Havsteen Mikkelsen.
portent appeared in heaven:
clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet,
her head a crown of twelve stars.
standing to the right of the altar in Mariukirkjan
emptied himself, taking the form of a slave,
born in human likeness,
being found in human form,
became obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted him
gave him the name that is above every name,
at the name of Jesus
knee should bend
heaven and on earth and under the earth,
every tongue confess
Jesus Christ is Lord,
glory of God the Father.
(Philippians 2 : 7 –
Glass painting behind the altar in Mariukirkjan
by Faroese artist,
“I am the resurrection and the life.
who believe in me,
though they die, will live,
everyone who lives and believes in me will never die”.
(John 11: 25 -
The tabernacle which
contains the Real Presence (Holy Communion)
was designed by
parishioner, Ole Jacob Nielsen.
The door is carved in
Faroese wood and finished in goldleaf.
“This is the bread that comes down from heaven,
one may eat of it and not die.
the living bread that came down from heaven.
eats of this bread will live forever;
bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh”.
(John 6: 50 -
Glass painting to the
right of the altar in Mariukirkjan
by Faroese artist,
early in the morning he came walking towards them on the sea,
were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in
immediately, Jesus spoke to them and said,
“Take heart, it is I: do not be afraid”.
(Matthew 14: 25 –
The carving of Our Lady
of Kirkjubøur is a copy of the
which is to be found on
one of the Kirkjubøur benches,
and currently on display
in the National Museum.
This carving is the
handwork of parishioner, Ole Jacob Nielsen,
and is carved in Faroese
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
power of the Most High will overshadow you;
therefore the child to be born will be holy;
be called Son of God” ...
Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord;
be with me according to your word”.
(Luke 1: 35 –
The Christmas Crib
"The Word became flesh, he
lived among us"