Another Ecumenical Gesture, This Time in Norway: Lutheran Cathedral Hosts Catholic Ordination

Nidaros Cathedral

For the first time since the Reformation, a man has been ordained to the Catholic priesthood in Norway's Nidaros Cathedral, which is built over the burial site of St. Olaf, Norway's patron saint. Built from 1070 to 1300, the Romanesque and Gothic Nidaros Cathedral is the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world.  It was a Catholic cathedral until 1527, when it was taken over by the Lutheran Church during the Reformation. Bishop Bernt Ivar Eisvig, the Catholic bishop of Oslo, ordained … [Read more...]