Inside & Out

2 06 2013

The first time I took visitors to Hrafnseyri, it was closed for the winter but this time Valdimar was there to greet us and show us the grounds and museum.

Robert, Patrick and I looking into the church in October.

Robert, Patrick and I looking into the church in October.

The present church was consecrated February 28th 1886. It was constructed of wood, protected by sheets of corrugated iron. Twice it was blown of its foundations without being damaged too much and was moved back. In 1897, it was renovated and a new steeple was built. In 1910, another renovation took place and it was recons crated in November the same year. Among its precious belongings are two chandeliers, a chalice, and a paten from the 17th century. Two very old bells are hanging in the steeple; the baptismal was carved the artist Rikhardur Jonsson. One of the chalices and the wall lamps were originally in the Lutheran Cathedral of Reykjavik. They were removed when the people of the capital started using gas for lightning.

 The present church was consecrated February 28th 1886.  It was constructed of wood, protected by sheets of corrugated iron. Twice it was blown of its foundations without being damaged too much and was moved back.  In 1897, it was renovated and a new steeple was built.  In 1910, another renovation took place and it was recons crated in November the same year.  Among its precious belongings are two chandeliers, a chalice, and a paten from the 17th century.  Two very old bells are hanging in the steeple; the baptismal was carved the artist Rikhardur Jonsson.  One of the chalices and the wall lamps were originally in the Lutheran Cathedral of Reykjavik.  They were removed when the people of the capital started using gas for lightning.

This time the church was unlocked and we were able to see the beautiful inside.

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