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17 Jan 2013  Pilgrimage-MLK
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The grand cathedrals of France (and W Germany)

  • 1. Strasbourg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strasbourg_Cathedral

    Tallest building in the world for over 300 years. This beautiful pink cathedral can be seen from Germany. In fact, Germans and French have used it as a trophy for centuries-captuing and recapturing it and the Alsace. The windows are original-hidden in a salt mine during WWII..It iswidely considered to be among the finest examples of high, or late, Gothic architecture. It became Protestant during the 100 year war, and Calvin preached here. Restored to Catholicism by Louis during a reconquest.

  • 2. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
    Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, Reims, Marne

    Colvis-the founder of the Franks who would later stop the Muslim invasion and establish the Holy Roman empire under Charlemagne brought Christianity to Western Europe on the banks of the river where this cathedral is built. It was recaptured from the English by Joan of Arc. The cathedral saw the crowning and burial scores of kings..and its widely regarded as one of the most gorgeous cathedrals in the world

  • 3. Notre Dame and Sacr�?ur
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacr%C3%A9-C%C5%93ur,_Paris

    Notre Dame is among the largest and most well-known churches in the world ever built, and Sacre Coure is worh a visit to view France's monument to perpetual repentance. built in 1879 to 'expiate the crimes of the Commune" committed during the French revolution where Sacre Coer now stands

  • 4. Cathedrale de Chartres
    Cathedrale de Chartres, Chartres, Loire Valley

    Rising from the wheat fields to greet pilgrims as it has for centuries, it is considered one of the finest examples of the French High Gothic style. Best preserved and possible the most beautiful cathedral in the world. Mary'c Veil as a relic!

  • 5. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
    Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie

    Gothic and Rennaisance styles blend in a soaring Cathedral that was once the tallest building in the world. It houses Rollo, the founder of the Norman ruling family and his descendent :Richard the Lionhearted

  • 6. Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
    Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Amiens, Somme

    The biggest and tallest cathedral in France. John the Baptist's head. The largest medieval interior in any cathedral in Western Europe lit through Western Europes most soaring window openings. Whats not to love?

  • 7. Aachen Cathedral (Dom)
    Aachen Cathedral (Dom), Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia

    This is it! The epicenter of Western European history. CHARLEMAGNE!! The oldest cathedral in Western Europe and the center of the Holy Roman Empire. For 600 years the Aachen chapel was the church of coronation for 30 German kings and 12 queens.

  • 8. Cathedral Excavations Guidetour Trier Cathedral-Day Tours
    Cathedral Excavations Guidetour Trier Cathedral-Day Tours, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate

    A little older and less beautiful than its French cousins, but its age is its beauty.. Its architecture is a mishmash of styles dating back to when the first bricks were laid by Saint Helen, the mother of Constantine, the first Christian emporer of Rome in 330. The building isnt as old as Aachen-as it has been razed many times, but it is the oldest site of continual Christian worship in Western Europe!

  • 9. Dom zu Worms
    Dom zu Worms, Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate

    The Cathedral was the scene of several milestones of European history. In 1048, pope Leo IX was elected here; in 1122, the Concordate of Worms ended the struggle for supremacy between the emperor and the Church; and in 1521, Martin Luther was summoned to recant his teachings before the Diet of Worms, a historic assembly that changed the history of the world...and its a great example of romanesque architecture

  • 10. Speyer Cathedral
    Speyer Cathedral, Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate

    The largest and finest example of romanesque architecture,a turning point in architectural history. The symbol of imperial German power for centuries. The burial place of eight emporers.Oh, and the birth of a movement you might have heard of-Protestant Christianity -named from the protestation of the Princes and Free Cities that took place here in Speyer