tger greenhaddock: Kinderkirchentag zum Elisabethjahr

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Kinderkirchentag zum Elisabethjahr

This year marks the 700th anniversary of the birth of Elisabeth von Thüringen and Marburg has been running lots of events this year to celebrate the event. One of these events is the Kinderkirchentag which is being held in the Elisabethkirche (St Elisabeth’s church) next Saturday 15th September. The local newspaper ran a competition several months ago for children to draw a picture of Elisabeth. The winning picture would then be used for the flyers and posters to publicise the event. The Juniorette won and shown below is the resultant flyer.

St Elisabeth was famous for helping the poor and needy and was canonized in 1235. The Elisabethkirche was consecrated in 1238 and was the property of the Order of Teutonic Knights. It once housed the remains of St Elisabeth, and is reputed to be the oldest Gothic church in Germany.

Mrs H and the Juniorette will be attending the Kinderkirchentag on Saturday but unfortunately I have to work.

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Blogger Maribeth said...

What a beautiful church. One of the things I love to do when in Europe is go to churches for tours. They are so beautiful and the oldest ones quite incredibly built.

September 09, 2007 1:05 PM  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

Congratulations to your daughter, that's a super poster. But who's that little creature behind Elisabeth pullling her robes... is that Elisabeth's dog???
And what a lovely church.

September 09, 2007 4:08 PM  
Anonymous Red Baron said...

That's a better picture of people than I could do, I'm still struggling with stick men.

These are the little things through childhood that we as parents can truly enjoy and be proud of with our children.

Pity you have to work, no chance of a krafty krankenheit?!

September 09, 2007 11:28 PM  
Anonymous hezamarie said...

How cool! Juniorette should be really proud. Sorry you can't make the Kinderkirchentag :(

September 10, 2007 1:59 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Wow, Juniorette, what a great picture! Congratulations and I hope you enjoy the Kinderkirchentag.

September 11, 2007 10:37 PM  

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