Calvinist Parish Church

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Greetsiel, Germany

Calvinist Parish Church Greetsiel Reviews

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Calvinist Parish Church Jan 24, 2017
Greetsiel's brick church dates back to around 1400. Above the entrance you find the coat of arms of count Eduard Cirksena and his wife, a Swedish princess. The Cirksena family owned a castle in Greetsiel, which has been demolished in the 18th century and completely disappeared.

Like most of East Frisia, Greetsiel joined the Calvinist reformation in the late 16th century. The church's interior is typically Calvinist, plain and without pictures. The rectangular church room has been turned oblong, the benches are facing the pulpit in the middle of the southern wall from two sides. The communion table (Calvinist churches have no altar) is standing opposite the pulpit. The semi-circular bench around it indicates that the communion is taken seated, according to Dutch Calvinist traditions.
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Interior of the calvinist church
Coats of arms above the gate
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