Gertrud Rasch's Church

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Gertrud Rasch's Church
60°43′08″N 46°02′13″W / 60.71889°N 46.03694°W / 60.71889; -46.03694Coordinates: 60°43′08″N 46°02′13″W / 60.71889°N 46.03694°W / 60.71889; -46.03694
Location Qaqortoq
Country  Greenland,  Denmark
Denomination Lutheran
History
Founded 1973
Administration
Diocese Greenland

Gertrud Rasch's Church (Danish Gertrud Rasks Kirke) is a white concrete Lutheran church in Qaqortoq, the largest town in southern Greenland.

History[edit]

Due the increasing population in Qaqortoq, the old church could no longer adequately serve the community, and a new church was commissioned by the Church of Denmark. The church was built from May 1972 to July 1973,[1] and was consecrated on July 8, 1973. The church is named after Gertrud Rask, the wife of missionary Hans Egede.

Construction and interior[edit]

The church was designed by architext Ole Nielsen,[2] and is made entirely of concrete, and also has a concrete altar. The motif of the altarpiece is based upon south Greenland flora.

The organ of the church is a 10 stop Frobenius from 1973.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hans Blomhøj. "1969". Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ ArkArk. "Gertrud Rasks Kirke". Retrieved 06-04-2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ Randall Harlow. "Pipe Organs of Greenland". Retrieved 06-04-2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)