Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Weekend at Cathedral of Saint Michael

It seems fitting to have visited St. Michael's Cathedral on Easter Weekend.
The church built in a Gothic style is really a work of art- many works of art in fact.
I can do this place no justice with my camera. Check out
for a virtual tour.

After the Cathedral of St. Michael was completed circa 1047, the Duke of Brabant transferred the relics of Saint Gudula here. Very little is known about this daughter of a 7th-century Carolingian nobleman, but her relics are still sheltered in the cathedral.
In the 13th century, the cathedral was renovated in the Gothic style. The choir was constructed between 1226 and 1276. The facade was completed in the mid 15th century.
Today, the Cathedral of St. Michael and Gudula is the episcopal see of the Archbishop of Mechlin-Brussels and therefore the leading Catholic church in Belgium. All royal weddings and christenings take place here.

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