Lutheran Church

Timeless Travels Magazine - - SWITZERLAND -

This church was a gift from the city of Geneva to the Ger­man-speak­ing Lutheran com­mu­nity. Built be­tween 1762-1766, it was felt that although they shared the same faith, Luther­ans and Calvin­ists dif­fered slightly on their points of doc­trine and in the way they wor­shipped.

There­fore to al­low them to wor­ship ac­cord­ing to their cus­toms, they were given per­mis­sion to build a church - on the con­di­tion that it could not be iden­ti­fi­able as such from the out­side. So to­day you can see a traditional three-storey house rather than a church, with the sanc­tu­ary oc­cu­py­ing the ground and first floors.

It is still used as a church to­day, of­fer­ing ser­vices in English, Ger­man, Swedish, Dan­ish, Nor­we­gian and Fin­nish.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.