Reykjavík Cathedral

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Reykjavík Cathedral
Dómkirkjan í Reykjavík
Reykjavík Cathedral seen from Austurvöllur
64°08′48″N 21°56′21″W / 64.14665°N 21.93930°W / 64.14665; -21.93930Coordinates: 64°08′48″N 21°56′21″W / 64.14665°N 21.93930°W / 64.14665; -21.93930
Location Reykjavík
Country Iceland
Denomination Church of Iceland
Status Cathedral church of the Diocese of Iceland
Consecrated 1796, 1879 (reconsecrated after major restoration)
Diocese Iceland
Bishop(s) Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir
Dean Hjálmar Jónsson
Pastor(s) Sveinn Valgeirsson

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.

The organ boasts three manuals and thirty-one independent voices and was built in Berlin by Karl Schuke consecrated.[1]

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

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