Sunday, March 13, 2016

                                                                                                             March 13, 2016

St. Martinskirche
Bleichmattstrasse 4600

Roman Catholic Church St. Martinskirche
Olten, Switzerland

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"Olten is a town in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland and capital of the district of the same name.
"Olten's railway station is within 30 minutes of ZürichBernBasel, and Lucerne by train, and is a rail hub of Switzerland.
" From the 2000 census, 6,803 or 40.6% were Roman Catholic, while 4,262 or 25.4% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church." (Link 1.)

Interior Dome
(Pininterest Image)
"Local tradition has it that Martin Luther himself delivered a 10-minute s speech here in the 1520's, whether his presence turned the tide against Catholicism or merel encouraged the existing Protestant congregation is unknown.  The existing church building was constructed in 1491 on the foundations of its predecessor; Augusto Giacometti created the stained glass windows in 1919." (Link 2.)

Sanctuary-Right Side
( Google Resource)

Photos: Taken by RW with his i Phone while living and working in Basel 

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God, be with persecuted Christians throughout the world. Amen (SW.)


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