KATÓLSKA KIRKJAN, Tórshavn, Føroyar  (Faroe Islands)

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 Stained glass window located at the church entrance

is the work of Danish artist, Sven Havsteen Mikkelsen.

A great portent appeared in heaven:

a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet,

and on her head a crown of twelve stars.


(Revelation 12: 1)













Processional crucifix standing to the right of the altar in Mariukirkjan

He emptied himself, taking the form of a slave,

being born in human likeness,

and being found in human form,

he humbled himself

and became obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross.

Therefore God also highly exalted him

and gave him the name that is above every name,

so that at the name of Jesus

every knee should bend

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.


(Philippians 2 : 7 – 11)






Glass painting behind the altar in Mariukirkjan

by Faroese artist, Tróndur Patursson.

I am the resurrection and the life.

Those who believe in me,

even though they die, will live,

and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die”.


(John 11: 25 - 26)






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,

so that one may eat of it and not die.

I am the living bread that came down from heaven.

Whoever eats of this bread will live forever;

and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh”.


(John 6: 50 - 51)






Glass painting to the right of the altar in Mariukirkjan

by Faroese artist, Tróndur Patursson.

And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the sea,

they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.

But immediately, Jesus spoke to them and said,

Take heart, it is I: do not be afraid”.


(Matthew 14: 25 – 27)






The carving of Our Lady of Kirkjubøur is a copy of the original carving

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 wood.

The Holy Spirit will come upon you,

and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;

therefore the child to be born will be holy;

he will be called Son of God” ...

Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord;

let it be with me according to your word”.


(Luke 1: 35 – 38)






The Christmas Crib


"The Word became flesh, he lived among us"


(John 1:14)