Church of Our Lady, Amsterdam

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Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk
Church of Our Lady
Moeder Godskerk-buitenkant.JPG
The church in 2010
52°22′22″N 4°53′4″E / 52.37278°N 4.88444°E / 52.37278; 4.88444
Location Keizersgracht 220
1016 DZ Amsterdam, Nearby Damsquare.
Country  Netherlands
Denomination Syriac Orthodox
Founder(s) Redemptorist Fathers
Architect(s) Molkenboer
Style Neogothic
Years built 1854
Parish Moeder Godskerk Amsterdam
Diocese Netherlands
Priest(s) Saliba Antonios

Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady)(Syriac: ܥܕܬܐ ܕܝܠܕܬ ܐܠܗܐ , Ito dyoldath Aloho) is a Syriac Orthodox church in the centre of Amsterdam. The church is used by Syriac Orthodox community and the Roman Catholic of Opus Dei. Emphasis is placed on the hearing of confessions and of choral liturgy. The building has the Dutch status of a Rijksmonument.


The church was founded in 1854 by the Redemptorist Fathers and was designed by architect Theo Molkenboer. In 1985 the Redemptorists left the church due to the lack of redemptorist priests. The church was acquired by the Syriac Orthodox Church in the Netherlands and the parish was renamed to Moeder Godskerk (Church of the Mother of God). However, the church never closed its doors for the Roman and Surinam Catholic believers.


Syriac Orthodox[edit]

  • Saturday:
    • 17.00 Vespers (16.30 during winter)
  • Sunday:
    • 8.45 High Mass


  • Sunday:
    • 19.00 Vigil Eucharist (Saturday evening)
    • 11.15 High Mass with Gregorian choir, translation of the readings is available.
    • 12.00 Eucharist for Italian Community in the Chapel nr. 218B-Except in summer,check web
    • 13.00 Eucharist for the Surinam Community
    • 18.00 Mass in English - Families with little children are welcome
  • Monday-Friday:
    • 12.15 Eucharist in the Day Chapel
    • 19.30 Eucharist
  • Thursday:
    • 11.00-12.15 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • every week from Thursday 13.00 until Friday at 20.00 also during the night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament'

Confession: half an hour before the daily masses a priest is available for confessions. Also during the High Mass on Sunday of 11.15. It is possible to make an appointment as well.

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