Sunday, April 17, 2016

Gelterkinden Roman Catholic Church
Brulegasse 7

Gelterkinden Roman Catholic Church
Gelterkinden, Basel, Switzerland

"Gelterkinden is a municipality in the district of Sissach in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland...From the 2000 census, 1,248 or 22.8% were Roman Catholic,...(Link 2.)

"The Roman Catholic church of Gelterkinden is located south of the old town center. The white church has a square steeple at the left side. The main side is oriented towards north. Above the main entrance there is a large stained glass window.

"The church does not seem to have any well known name. It is just called the catholic church, even on their own web site. I could not find any documentation about this building; all I know is that it is from the 20th century." (Link 3.)


Stained Glass Window Above Nave

Sanctuary Windows

Sanctuary Organ

Baptismal Font

Madonna and Child Sculpture

Saint Antoine with Infant Jesus

"Stations of the Cross refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and also to the prayers Christians say when contemplating those images. Often a series of 14 images will be arranged in numbered order around a church nave or along a path, and the faithful travel from image to image, in order, stopping at each "station" to say the selected prayers and reflections. This will be done individually or in groups. Occasionally the faithful might say the Stations of the Cross without there being any image, such as when the Pope leads the Stations of the Cross around the Colosseum in Rome on Good Friday. This practice is common in Roman Catholic, as well as in a number of AnglicanLutheran and Methodist churches.

Metal Sculptures of Stations of the Cross

  1. Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane,
  2. Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested,
  3. Jesus is condemned by the Sanhedrin,
  4. Jesus is denied by Peter,
  5. Jesus is judged by Pilate
  6. Jesus is scourged and crowned with thorns,
  7. Jesus takes up his cross,
  8. Jesus is helped by Simon to carry his cross,
  9. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem,
  10. Jesus is crucified,
  11. Jesus promises his kingdom to the repentant thief,
  12. Jesus entrusts Mary and John to each other,
  13. Jesus dies on the cross,
  14. Jesus is laid in the tomb " (Link 5.)
Side View of Gelterkinden Church

Photo: Taken by RW with i Phone while living and working in
               Basel,  Switzerland.
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God, be with persecuted Christians throughout the world. Amen (SW.)

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