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Closint Concert Thomas Trotter and TSO
Closint Concert
Thomas Trotter and
TSO
Mass in B minor by Bach with conductor René Jacobs!
Mass in B minor by Bach with
conductor René Jacobs!
Morten Harket and SiLyA!
Morten Harket
and SiLyA!
Purcell Choir!
Purcell
Choir!
Cameron Carpenter plays the newly restored Steinmeyer Organ
Cameron Carpenter plays the
newly restored Steinmeyer Organ
Tord Gustavsen Quartet
Tord
Gustavsen
Quartet
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Security at the festival27. July

Høymesse med temaet FOLK
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The Services of the Festival2. July


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Security at the festival

Sunday 27. July, kl 18:37     Share on Facebook     Tweet

Olavsfestdagene is getting some inquiries about the security at the events of the festival. Our own Security Manager is keeping regularly in contact with the police, and they recommend us to continue the festival programme as planned.

The police will have a greater presence in the city, and encourage people to act as usual.

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Høymesse med temaet FOLK

The Services of the Festival

Wednesday 2. July, kl 14:42     Share on Facebook     Tweet

Just like in the medieval ages, people of our time also gather in the Nidaros Cathedral for both  feast and celebrations, and to experience the subtle and meditative.

The services in the Nidaros Cathedral during Olavsfestdagene offers all this – from the grand High Mass with beautiful music and strong expression to the silent pilgrim services where the music accompanied can be a simple flute or we leave room for silence.

This year the newly restored Steinmeyer Organ will set its mark on the services in the Nidaros Cathedral. In 2014, it is also natural to focus on the Constitution Jubilee and its importance in the celebration of religious services. And we mark the 1000-year anniversary of Saint Olav´s baptism, which took place in Rouen in France in 1014. A new thing this year are the Daily Prayers in the Church of Our Lady at 14:00. In addition a few of the liturgy of the hour prayers will take place in the Church of Our Lady.

 

One of the highlights of Olavsfestdagene is the Oslok celebrations and the Olav´s Wake.

Olsok marks the memory of when Olav died in the Battle of Stiklestad July the 29th, 1030. The Olav´s Wake stems from Catholic times, when it was common to wake and pray through the night. Despite the ban on all saints and to hold masses at night during the Reformation, Olsok stayed as a day of festivities in the folk tradition. Olav lived on as the sacred King in legends and customs all over the country until the Olsok celebration revitalized after the celebration of the 900th anniversary of his death in 1930.

Olsok Celebration today

July 29th – St. Olav’s Day – was the great celebration in Trondheim, making the night of July 29th, the Olav´s Wake,  important. Today, what we have called the sacred day, starts by the liturgy of the hour´s Vesper on july the 28th. In the evening of July the 28th the pilgrims walk towards Nidarosdomen from all over town.

 

Church Programme during Olavsfestdagene:

Saturday 26th of June

THE NIDAROS CATHEDRAL
08:30   Pilgrim Service

 

Sunday 27th of June

THE NIDAROS CATHEDRAL
11:00   High Mass with the theme “Faith, Hope, and Justice»
The Sunday Service takes place on the first of the two Sundays during the festival. The theme for the service is “Faith, Hope and Justice.” Petter Skauen, a many year´s peace worker in Latin and Central America for amongst others Kirkens Nødhjelp will be making the sermon. Nidaros Oratoriekor will be singing.

 

Monday 28th of July

CHURCH OF OUR LADY
14:00   Daily Prayer

THE NIDAROS CATHEDRAL
08:30   Pilgrim Service

17:30   Vesper
Vespers (evensong) is the service at sunset. Anciently, and from a liturgical point of view, vespers (the evening before) was the start of the day/celebration.

11:00   Olav´s Wake. Midnight Mass, with Schola Sancta Sunnivae.
The night before July the 29th is celebrated by the Olav´s wake. An old tradition of wake-service, where one would wake through the night before the day King Olav meets his fate at Stiklestad. In our time it is the service where pilgrims gather from all directions and walk together towards the Cathedral for community and prayer.

00:30 to 8:00   The sacred night (Vigilie) – the night between 28th and 29th of July
This night the church is open for all people to come experience the sacred. Vigilie (Vigils), the Night Office, will in 2014 be sung in a shortened version. The Steinmeyer organ will be played. During this holy night we invite to meditation sessions in the chapels around the church. Chaplain Beate Iren Lerdahl leads the meditation sessions.

 

Tuesday 29th July

THE NIDAROS CATHEDRAL
08:00   Laudes
Laudes (Lauds) is the service at daybreak The first service in the morning. The liturgy praises the new day to come.

11:00   Olsok High Mass.
St. Olaf’s Day, July 29, celebrated the grand Olsokhøymessen; church filled with people and the traditional and the innovative-they face each other in texts, music and hymns. It is President of the Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien, as appetizers, and Schola Sanctae Sunnivae singing.

13:30   None
Non (None) is the last of the Little Hours Takes place at the ninth hour, the time when Jesus died.

14:30   Pontifical Mass (Catholic)

CHURCH OF OUR LADY
14:00   Daily Prayer with Communion

17:00   Vesper
Vespers (evensong) is the service at sunset. Anciently, and from a liturgical point of view, vespers (the evening before) was the start of the day/celebration.

20:30   Completorium
Completorium (Compline), a brief service before the night. Compline was often held at the bedside when the day was “complete”.

Wednesday 30th July

THE NIDAROS CATHEDRAL
08:30   Pilgrim Service

12:15   Noon Prayer in the Chapter House

15:00   Pilgrim Mass in the Chapter House

CHURCH OF OUR LADY
14:00   Daily Prayer

 

Thursday 31st of July

THE NIDAROS CATHEDRAL
08:30   Pilgrim Service

12:15   Noon Prayer in the Chapter House

15:00   Pilgrim Mass in the Chapter House

CHURCH OF OUR LADY
14:00   Daily Prayer

18:00   Thursday Mass

 

Friday 1st of August

THE NIDAROS CATHEDRAL
08:30   Pilgrim Service

12:15   Noon Prayer in the Chapter House

15:00   Family Mass
The Olavsfestdagene´s great Family Mass is celebrated on Friday 1st of August. Bishop Tor Singsaas leads a pilgrimage for children towards the Cathedral earlier in the day, and during the service singers from Korsommerskolen at Mjuklia will participate. The service is led by chaplain Beate Iren Lerdahl.

19:00   Vesper
Evensong is sung each Friday in the Chapter House. The liturgy will be held in Norwegian. Texts and hymns are varied by the time of year within the form of the liturgy.

CHURCH OF OUR LADY
14:00   Daily Prayer

 

Saturday 2nd of August

THE NIDAROS CATHEDRAL
08:30   Pilgrim Service

12:15   Noon Prayer in the Chapter House

13:00   Pilgrim Mass in the Chapter House

 

Sunday 3rd of August

THE NIDAROS CATHEDRAL
11:00   High Mass with the theme PEOPLE
From old ages the 3rd of August was named Little Olsok, in memory of the day when Olav was canonized in 1031.We are celebrating the last day of Olavsfestdagene 2014 with a High Mass in the Nidaros Cathedral where this year´s theme PEOPLE also will be the theme of the service. Dean Ragnhild Jepsen will be officiating. Folk musicians will also be performing.

 

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