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Friday, 6 June 2014

Usus Antiquior Mass Returns To Denmark. Bishop Kozon Gives Support In Copenhagen. Deo Gratias.

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English: Bishop Kozon, Bishop of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dansk: Czeslaw Kozon, biskop for de danske katolikker og bærer således titlen som biskop af København. Her efter en messe i Sankt Ansgar Kirke i København.
Photo: 4 September 2008 (original upload date).
Source: Own work.
Author: Riemann at da.wikipedia
(Wikimedia Commons)

English: The Flag of Denmark.
Dansk: Dannebrog.
Photo: 24 July 2006.
Source: Flickr
Author: Jacob BÃ,tter
(Wikimedia Commons)

News of the re-establishment of the Usus Antiquior Mass in Denmark has appeared on several high-profile Blogs, e.g.,


Bishop Kozon, Bishop of Copenhagen, has given his support to the re-establishment of the Usus Antiquior Mass in Copenhagen. He has also celebrated the Usus Antiquior Mass, himself, at Saint Ansgar's Cathedral, Copenhagen. Deo Gratias, indeed, for this wonderful gift to Denmark.

The SOCIETY OF SAINT CANUTE (Sankt Knuds Selskab) has been established to encourage and support the continued use of the Usus Antiquior Mass in Denmark.

English: Saint Ansgar's Cathedral, Copenhagen, Denmark,
[Editor: where Bishop Kozon celebrated the Usus Antiquior Mass].
Dansk: Sankt Ansgar Kirke, København.
Photo: 8 May 2012.
Source: Daderot.
Author: Daderot.
(Wikimedia Commons)

English: Saint Ansgar's Cathedral, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dansk: Sankt Ansgar Kirke (katolsk), Københavns Kommune.
Photo: 17 August 2007.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Saint Ansgar's Cathedral (Danish: Sankt Ansgars Kirke — Katolsk Domkirke) in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the principal Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Copenhagen, which encompasses all of Denmark, including the Faroe Islands and Greenland. It was Consecrated in 1842 and became a Cathedral in 1941.

The first Catholic Congregations in Denmark, after the Protestant reformation, were centered around Foreign Legations. Starting with the one formed by the Spanish diplomat (and poet), Count Bernardino de Rebolledo, who served in Denmark between 1648 and 1659, continuous Church Registers were kept. From its original location at de Rebolledo's residence on Østergade, the Chapel moved around between various Legation addresses, but, in 1764, it settled at the present location, on what is now Bredgade. For some time, the Austrian Legation had been the main supporter of the Congregation, and the new Chapel was financed by Empress Maria Theresia.

The present day Church was designed by the German-born architect, Gustav Friedrich Hetsch. Construction began in 1840 and the Church was consecrated on All Saints' Day, 1 November 1842. During 1988–1992, the Church underwent extensive restoration, in collaboration with the National Museum of Denmark, under the direction of the architect Vilhelm Wohlert.

The Cathedral possesses the skull of Saint Lucius, an early Pope, which previously had been in Roskilde Cathedral, which was originally dedicated to the Saint.

The official web-site of the Cathedral is at SAINT ANSGAR'S CATHEDRAL

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