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St Alban?s church(Sankt Albani Kirke) is a Roman Catholic church. I thought it was an old one but the foundation-stone was lain only in 1906, 7 years after the arrival of the first Austrian Redemptorists in Odense that collected the money for the church. But it was here, on the same site where King Knud was murdered on July 10, 1086.
Before we got in we took some pictures of the front side(pic 1), the architectural style is early gothic but the portal is Romanesque. Once inside we looked at the altarpiece (pic 2), the painting shows the Coronation of Our Lady in Heaven including the Archangel Michael, the apostles Peter and Paul and the large figures of St Alban and St Knud.
Then we checked some of the stain glass windows (pic 3) and the music organ (pic 4) that dates from 1920 (it was built by the Rieger firm in Bohemia and has 18 stops).
Finally, we checked St Knuds Chapel (pic 5), on the left is a statue of St.Joseph with infant Jesus, there is a baptismal font, and a statue of Mary with the crucified body of Christ. The stain-glass paintings show King Knud?s story.
Address: Adelgade 1, 5000 Odense C
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