OsloDomkirke
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OsloDomkirke

OsloDomkirke is the cathedral in the city and was once called Our Savior’s Church. This is the main church for the Diocese of Oslo. It is also the parish church for the downtown area of the city. The building dates back to 1694/1697. The Norwegian government as well as the Norwegian royal family will often use the cathedral for different public events. The building was closed in August of 2006 for renovations and was reopened in April of 2010 with a high mass. 

The current OsloDomkirke is the 3rd cathedral of Oslo. The first was the Hallvards Cathedral that was erected by King Sigurd I during the first part of the 12th century. It was located near the Old Bishop’s Palace. This is about 1.5 kilometers east of what is the city today. 

For about 500 years, the Hallvards cathedral was the most important church for the city. After a fire in 1624, the king of the time, Christian IV made the decision to move the city just a bit west so that the Akershus Fortress would offer its protection. In 1632, a new church was constructed. Hallvards Cathedral decayed and fell into disrepair at this point. 

The 2nd cathedral was built in 1639. It burned down about 50 years after it was built and then the current cathedral was created. 

In the year 2001, the OsloDomkirke was where the wedding of Haakon and Mette-Marit Hoiby was held. Haakon was the crown prince of the country. 

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