KATÓLSKA KIRKJAN, Tórshavn, Føroyar  (Faroe Islands)

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1) The Annunciation

“Behold the handmaid of the Lord”

(Luke 1: 26-38; Isaiah 7:14)

2) The Visitation

“Blessed are you among women”

(Luke 1: 39-56)

3) The Birth of Jesus

“A Saviour has been born to you”

(Luke 2: 1-20; John 1: 14)

4) The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

“Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord”

(Luke 2: 22-35; John 1: 9-11)

5) The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

“”Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father´s affairs?”

(Luke 2: 41-52)




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.






1) The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan

“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased”

(Luke 3: 15-22)

2) The Miracle at the Marriage Feast in Cana

“They have no wine”

(John 2: 1-11)

3) The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God and the Call to Conversion

“Repent and believe in the Good News”

(Mark 1: 14-15; Matthew 4:23)

4) The Transfiguration of Jesus

“There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzingly white,

whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them”

(Mark 9: 2-9)


5) The Institution of the Eucharist

“Do this as a memorial of me”

(1 Corinthians 11: 23-27; John 13: 2-20)





1) The Agony in the Garden

“Let your will be done, not mine”

(Luke 22: 39-53)

2) The Scourging at the Pillar

“He ordered Jesus to be first scourged and then handed over to be crucified”

(Matthew 27: 11-26)

3) The Crowning of Jesus with Thorns

“Having twisted some thorns into a crown they put this on his head”

(Matthew 27: 27 -31)

4) The Carrying of the Cross

“Carrying his own cross he went out of the city to the place of the skull”

(John 19: 17-22; Luke 23: 26-32)

5) The Crucifixion

“It is accomplished”

(Luke 23: 33-46; John 19: 23-37)





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)





1) The Resurrection of Jesus from the Dead

“He is not here; he has risen”

(Luke 24: 1-8; John 20: 11-18)

2) The Ascension into Heaven

“he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight”

(Acts 1: 3-11: Matthew 28: 18-20)

3) The Descent of the Holy Spirit

“They were all filled with the Holy Spirit”

(Acts 2: 1-13; John 14: 16-21)

4) The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

“all men will be brought to life in Christ”

(1 Corinthians 15: 20-23; Ephesians 2:4-10, Luke 1: 46-55)


5) The Coronation of Our Lady in Heaven

“a great sign appeared in heaven”

(Revelation 12: 1-10; John 19: 25-27)



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