De Krijtberg

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De Krijtberg Kerk
Francis Xavier Church "De Krijtberg"
Country  Netherlands
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website www.krijtberg.nl
Administration
Parish Amsterdam St Nicholas
Diocese Haarlem

De Krijtberg Kerk is a Roman Catholic church in Amsterdam, located at the Singel. The church was designed by Alfred Tepe and was opened in 1883.

History[edit]

The church is dedicated to St Francis Xavier and is one of the rectorates within the Roman Catholic parish of St Nicholas, and is recognised by its two pointed towers. Since 1654 it has been a Jesuit church and services there are in a variety of styles.[1]

Ignatius House[edit]

Next to the church is Ignatius House (Dutch, "Ignatiushuis"). It is a spirituality and cultural centre also of the Society of Jesus.[2][3] It was founded in 1985 as a non-residential spirituality centre and to its present location in 2000. It is dedicated to Ignatius of Loyola the founder of the Jesuits. It primarily runs courses and retreats on Ignatian spirituality for Dutch speakers.[4] Although, it has Jesuits on the staff, it is run by a team of lay people, members of other Catholic religious orders and other Christian denominations.[5] The building consists of three large rooms, the Great Hall that can fit 50 people in theatre-style seating, an upper room for meetings, lectures, courses and workshops and a meditation room for reflective activities.[6]

Services[edit]

  • Sunday
    • 1715 Vigil Eucharist with Dutch religious songs
    • 0930 High Mass with Latin hymns
    • 1100 High Mass with Gregorian chant
    • 1230 Eucharist
    • 1715 Eucharist with cantor
  • Monday-Friday
    • 1230 Eucharist
    • 1745 Eucharist
  • Saturday
    • 1230 Eucharist
    • 1600-1700 Sacrament of Reconciliation[7]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krijtberg from Amsterdam.nl retrieved 9 July 2013
  2. ^ Ignatiushuis from NVJT.nl retrieved 9 July 2013
  3. ^ Jubilee from Dekenaat-Amsterdam.nl retrieved 9 July 2013
  4. ^ Ignatius House New Website from Jezuiten in Nederland & Vlaanderen' retrieved 9 July 2013
  5. ^ Ignatius House from KNR.nl retrieved 9 July 2013
  6. ^ Zaalverhuur from Ignatiushuis.nl retrieved 9 July 2013
  7. ^ Krijtberg.nl retrieved 9 July 2013

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°22′04″N 4°53′17″E / 52.36778°N 4.88806°E / 52.36778; 4.88806