søndag den 6. juli 2014

Valfart til Haraldsted -- Pilgrimage to Haraldsted


     Ugleboets indbyggere var taget sydpå. Vi tilbragte nemlig denne herlige sommersøndag på Sydsjælland. Der var nemlig valfart til Haraldsted, hvor Knud Lavard blev myrdet. Det var den 100. valfart siden de blev startet igen efter reformationen, og altså en festlig lejlighed. Vi begyndte med en valfart i Haraldsted kirke, hvor vi sang og bad og hørte om sankt Knud Lavard, valfartens historie og betydning gennem tiden.


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The inhabitants of the Owlery weny south. We went to Haraldsted, a little village in southern Zealand. This place was a known pilgrimage before the reformation in Denmark. In 1331 Duke Canute was killed there and a spring sprnag forth. He vas canonized in 1170.


Haraldsted kirke er meget stor af en landsbykirke at være.
Men de er jo også bygget som valfartskirke.
The church in Halaldsted is big for the village.
It was built to make place for all the pilgrims before the reformation. 

   Og hvis nogen siger at man ikke kan tage på valfart med hunde, har de i hvert fald ikke talt med Ugleungerne for nyligt. De mener at hunde og valfarter passer strålende sammen.

And let noone say taha dogs are not welcome on a pilgrimage. The Owlets found it just fine. 


  • Spirillen og en sød valvartshund. 
  • Marsipilami and a cute pilgrim dog. 
   Ude ved kapel-ruinen holdt vi messe. 

Where the spring sprang forth a chapel was built. It fell into disuse and disrapair after the reformation, and the stones was carried away by locals. It was rediscovered in 1883.




Pilggrimskorset ved Knud Lavards hus, hvor vi endte dagen med snak og kaffe i haven.
The pilgrim cross near Knud Lavards hus (Canute Lavard's house) Where we ended the day with good compagny and coffe in the garden. .

2 kommentarer:

  1. Uglemor,

    I followed your link and then another one... and discovered Denmark has a few recognised saints. We only have one : Mary McKillop. It's always uplifting to go on a pilgrimage, especially in the company of good people and a handsome dog!

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    1. . If you look at the last 400 years Australia and Denmark have the same number of saints, as all the Danish saints are pre-reformation saints, the only "new" one is Blessed Niels Steensen, who died in 1686.

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