Our Lady's Holy Closet

The top half of the "monstrance cabinet"(?) in the Church of Our Lady, Assens.

According to the church's webpage (assenskirke.dk) it's from the catholic era, which would make this huge closet at least 500 years old!?

Based on the apparent excellent condition of the cabinet it doesn't seems likely =)

I think it's a copy of an older original. No shame in that, it's still awesome to look at!

Byw. A holy cabinet is used for storing precious items like board games, puzzles, Bingo cards & chips.

  • Deena 3y

    Very pretty!
  • Comrade Foot 3y

    Deena You can get it in IKEA =)
  • Bondesgaarde 3y

    Ever been to IKEA Odense?
  • Comrade Foot 3y

    Bondesgaarde No, never been to Ikea in Odensee, and I don't need to. I live 1000 meters from the biggest m**********g IKEA in Denmark.
    It enormous, and a nightmare to get out of, once you're inside =(
    But I like the furnitures in there, just not to be there =)
  • Comrade Foot 3y

    Over 12 months the building was extended with 1/3. I had the pleasure to watch the building crane in action. A great chance for time-lapsing!
    The Building of an IKEA Cathedral by Jens Rost

    Just wish I had some better equipment than my Nikon P50 during that time =)
  • Di 3y

    Comrade Foot Given your classification of "holy objects"... i suspect there's a sizzling lightening bolt with your name etched on it! Such sacrilege! ;-)

    Re the IKEA... I get to drive over 4 hours to the nearest one... and it's not that big..... sigh.
  • Helefran 3y

    Comrade Foot I"m with Di - watch out for that lightening bolt!
    ~ Ikea ~ just love visiting this store. Love wandering around - I go even if I don't need anything!!
    PS Love the tonings of your photo of the Holy Closet - a Tabernacle do you think?
    PPS A 'monstrance' also known as ostensorium is the 'vessel' used in the Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, Anglican churches and other churches to display the consecrated Eucharistic host (Wikipedia) See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monstrance
  • Bondesgaarde 3y

    Ad IKEA: I once talked to a friend who needed things from IKEA and we were wondering whether it would be closer to go to Odense instead of Kiel. When he came back he was not happy. Turned out that Ikea Odense compares to a "Jysk sengetoejslager" in size...
  • Comrade Foot 3y

    Di I take my chances! =D
    Besides, Wednesday church-bingo seems to be more popular than the Sunday church service! So...?
    Helefran You go to Ikea, just for the fun of it! Really?
    My problem is, in there I get a strong urge to buy-buy-buy a lot of stuff I already have, but suddenly feel are no good anymore =/
    Ps. On the church's webpage it's called a "Monstrance cabinet". So I guess it's where they keep the holy cups, plates and candles? However the the silver and gold are probably kept in a secure vault!
    Bondesgaarde I'm sorry your friend went in vain =)
    It must have been some years ago, when the store in Odensee was know as "The World's smallest Ikea-store" =D
    By now it has been expanded to 34.500 m². He won't be disappointed again!
    - but "my" Ikea is still the largest with 38.000 m² =)
  • Comrade Foot 3y

    For all you IKEA-fans. Here's my colossus neighbour as seen from the living room.
    P1270947b
    It's a Cathedral for modern living, but it's swedish, thus it's evil ( >.|.< )
    Can I get an AMEN!?

    franchisor.ikea.com/worldmap/interactive.html
  • Helefran 3y

    How unfortunate the Ikea building has taken out some of the view from your living room - but how walkable it is for you!! Can't complain about that. :) We have another Ikea store, which I haven't visited yet, and it is 32,000sqm, I believe.
  • Erik Tjallinks 3y

    Amen. The only disadvantage is the do-it-yourself activitty of IKEA and that they use the word "je" (you) instead of the more polite "u" (also you) in their signs and folders in the Netherlands. "Je" is used for friends and family, "u" is used for others.
  • Comrade Foot 3y

    Helefran Yes, I can't complain about the accessibility, and I won't!
    I like the blue colour of the building =)
    Erik Tjallinks The DIY-madness is the whole point of Ikea =)
    The artificial familiarity is a Scandinavian trademark, and used as a deliberate sales-tactic. It's been like that over here for 40 years. I'm used to it, but I reckon it must be offensive to others. Strange Ikea doesn't adjust its ways of communicating to the public?
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