Reykjavík Cathedral

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Reykjavík Cathedral
Dómkirkjan í Reykjavík
Domkirkjan-Reykjavík-Iceland-20030526.jpg
Reykjavík Cathedral seen from Austurvöllur
Basic information
Location Reykjavík, Iceland
Geographic coordinates 64°08′48″N 21°56′22″W / 64.1467°N 21.9394°W / 64.1467; -21.9394Coordinates: 64°08′48″N 21°56′22″W / 64.1467°N 21.9394°W / 64.1467; -21.9394
Affiliation Church of Iceland (Lutheran)
District Diocese of Iceland
Year consecrated 1796, 1879 (reconsecrated after major restoration)
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral church of the Diocese of Iceland
Leadership Rt. Rev. Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir, Bishop of Iceland; the Rev. Anna Sigríður Pálsdóttir, dean; the Rev. Hjálmar Jónsson, pastor
Website domkirkjan.is
Architectural description
Direction of façade West
Specifications

Reykjavík Cathedral (Icelandic: Dómkirkjan í Reykjavík) is a cathedral church in Reykjavík, Iceland, the seat of the Bishop of Iceland and mother church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland, as well as the parish church of the old city centre and environs. It is located at Austurvöllur, and next to it is Alþingishúsið (the parliament house). Since Iceland's parliament, the Alþingi, was resurrected in 1845, each session of parliament has begun with a mass at the cathedral, and from there the dean of the cathedral leads the members of parliament to the parliament house.

References[edit]

  • Hjörleifur Stefánsson, Guðný Gerður Gunnarsdóttir and Hjörleifur Stefánsson. 1987. Kvosin – Byggingarsaga miðbæjar Reykjavíkur. Torfusamtökin, Reykjavík.

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