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Sint Andries, Antwerp

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  • Sint Andrieskerk and its parish are mix-local known as the poor Church. The Church was built for the Augustinian monks first in the 1500 's, but when the monks began to show sympathy for Martin Luther's reform ideas, they fell out of favor with Charles V. Three of these poor monks were killed, and thus became some of the first Protestant martyrs, and the rest of the monks were chased away. The Abbey was sold off and the money used for the completion of the Church, which was consecrated as a parish church in 1529. Long got the Church, however, is not allowed to stand again and finished. First was the equipment destroyed during ikonoklasmen in 1566, and under the Calvinistic leadership of the city (1577-1585) took the other great iconoclastic cleansing place, and in Sint-Andries did it not only in addition to pictures and other fixtures. Calvinists also looked mad at the Church's cross-ships. A church should be a rectangular space with a central pulpit, so cross-ships were demolished, and the Church rebuilt. After the Calvinists were gone, the church gradually got new furniture. Much of it was done in the course of 1600 century by local artists, and Sint-Andries therefore Interior in Baroque style as opposed to the Church's Gothic exterior. The aisles were rebuilt in the late 1600 's. Among the many works of art, is the main altar, a huge gantry in the Baroque style, who first falls a face when entering the Church. The altar was made by Peter Verbrugghen in and Willem Ignatius Kerricx in 1665 and 1729 respectively, the latter having accounted for the splendid centrally placed figure group that shows Mary's Ascension. Above her floats singing angels, ready to receive her. Underneath the group with Maria, there is a large relief of the last supper. However, it is pretty hard to view this relief, which partially hidden by the large gold candlesticks on the altar. When the Church was built, it was close to the spot where the coin, and the coin was minted slagerne got permission to put their altar in honor of Saint Eligius into the Church. The Central mainstream society was destroyed during the first iconoclasm but restored first in 1589. In 2001, it was again restored. The image is the obvious choice for coin slagerne and shows the scene where Christ says of the coin that will be shown to him: give unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's. Frans Francken II's image from around 1600 is also worth looking at. It shows that the good deeds inspired by Christ's words to the effect that what you are doing against one of the least of these my small, do ye also unto me. And we see how the hungry will be saturated, the thirsty gets something to drink, the missing clothes get clothes, the sick get visits and so on. The carved pulpit are of more recent date, completed in 1821 by Jan Frans van Geel and Yes Baptist van Hool. At the top of the massive lydhimmel is the characteristic andreas cross, and below the speaker console seen Jesus, who calls Andreas and Peter out of their fishing boat. Sculpture group is so vivid, and in addition to the three people seen a basket with fish and fishing nets. An impressive work. You get the urge to try to get one of the fish in the basket to take home for supper. Andreas also at Otto van Veens image from 1594, where Andreas hangs on his cross. In the little treasure trove seen fine cases in gold and silver, sculptures in wood and distinguished priestly robes. Sint-Andries is among Antwerp's very exciting and different historical churches. Are you interested in ecclesiastical art, there is reason to visit them all.
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  • An airy well lit church with some interesting paintings. The treasury is worth seeing, some exquisitely ornate costumes and religious ornaments. The sanctuary is impressive. The carving of the pulpit ...  read more »
  • Sint Andries used to be the poor workers area of Antwerp, also known as "Parish of Misery". There are still a lot of nice 16th and 17th century houses there, and the area is partly renovated and becam...  read more »
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