List of Antoinist temples

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This is a list of temples built by Antoinism, a new religious movement founded in the early 20th century in Belgium, presented by country and in chronological order. A temple is a building in which the worship is performed by the antoinist clergy twice per day, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., except on Friday and Saturday, with few differences in France and in Belgium. All the buildings belong to the "Antoinist Worship" association, but one of them in Belgium is connected to the asbl "Les Disciples de Père et de Mère Antoine". There are currently 64 temples worldwide: 32 in Belgium, 31 in France and one in Monaco.

Historically, most of antoinist temples in Belgium were built before the World War II, when at least one of the founders was still alive. The first temple, the one of Jemeppe-sur-Meuse, was consecrated two years before the death of Louis Antoine, the founder of the religion. Other temples were often built in Belgian spa towns or in the countryside, and are mostly gathered in the French-speaking region — there are only three temples located in the Flanders region — and particularly in the province of Liège which counts 21 buildings. However, no temple has been built since 1968 and the antoinism spreading is now on the decline in the country, so much so that several places of worship are being unused because of a lack of clergy members. One of them — the temple in Tournai — was even sold in 2001.[1]

By contrast, the constructions of the temples in France has been continued until 1993. The first place of worship was consecrated in 1913 in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. At present, there is an antoinist temple in the majority of main cities in France, although most of them are located in the north of Paris, especially in the Nord department where five temples are operating.[1]

All the temples are built with anonymous donations or patronage.[1]

Temples in Belgium[edit]

Photos Details[2][3][4][5]
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Temple antoiniste de Verviers.jpg
Temple antoiniste de Bruxelles-Forest.jpg
Liège-rue Hors-Château Culte antoiniste.jpg
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Temple antoiniste de Spa.jpg

Temples in France[edit]

Photos Details[3][4][5][6][7]
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Monaco Antoinist temple.jpg
Vichy Antoinist temple.JPG
Temple antoiniste Tours 2.jpg
Villeurbanne antoinist temple.jpg
Aix-les-Bains Antoinist temple.JPG
Orange Antoinist temple.jpg
Temple Antoiniste, 49 Rue du Pré Saint-Gervais, Paris 2015.jpg
Reims Antoinist temple.JPG
Nice antoinist temple.jpg
Saint-Etienne Antoinist temple.JPG
Temple antoiniste Tourcoing 1.JPG
Temple antoiniste Croix 3.JPG
Lille culte antoiniste.JPG
Temple antoiniste Evreux.jpg
Temple antoiniste Rouen.jpg
Temple antoiniste Berney.JPG
Temple antoiniste Cherbourg.jpg
Temple antoiniste Orléans.JPG
Marseille Antoinist temple.jpg
Roanne Antoinist Temple.JPG
Temple antoiniste de Bordeaux.JPG
Temple Antoiniste Conflans ste Honorine.JPG
  • Location: 6 chemin des bœufs, Cormelles-le-Royal, Calvados
  • Coordinates:
  • Dedication: 1991, by a delegate of the College of Desservants in the Name of the Father
  • Architectural style: Romanesque art
Toulouse Antoinist temple.jpg

Bibliography[edit]

  • Dericquebourg, Régis (1993). Les Antoinistes (in French). Belgium: Brepols. ISBN 2-503-50325-X.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dericquebourg, 1993, pp. 134,135,170,171.
  2. ^ Dericquebourg, 1993, pp. 136,167.
  3. ^ a b "Louis Antoine et l'antoinisme: 1910-2010" (in French). Retrieved 11 April 2011. (photos, history, architecture, press articles, etc, about antoinist temples. See the list of the temples on the left, click on one of them for more details)
  4. ^ a b Debouxhtay, Pierre (1934). Antoine le guérisseur et l'Antoinisme (in French). Liège: Fernand Gothier. (the book provides details about existing temples until its edition)
  5. ^ a b L'Unitif (in French). Paris: Culte antoiniste: 4. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Dericquebourg, 1993, pp. 137,168.
  7. ^ Chéry, Henri-Charles (1954). L'Offensive des sectes (in French). Paris: Cerf. pp. 261–65.
  8. ^ a b "Inventaire général du patrimoine culturel — Temple d'antoinistes, Vervins" (in French). Base Mérimée. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  9. ^ "Inventaire général du patrimoine culturel — Rhône-Alpes, Savoie — Aix-les-Bains, Plaine de Marlioz, Saint-Exupéry (chemin) 3 — Temple du culte antoiniste" (in French). Inventaire du patrimoine architectural et urbain d'Aix-les-Bains. Retrieved 25 June 2011.

External links[edit]

  • (in French) Culteantoiniste.com, list of temples
  • (in French) Antoinisme.org, photos, history, architecture, press articles, etc., about antoinist temples (see the list of the temples on the left, click on one of them for more details)