7 July 2013:
Hallaröds church from the 12th century is
consecrated to St. Olof. Sankt
Olof (about 950 to 1030) was King of Norway which he christened. He
was killed in
the battle of Stiklestad, wonders happened at his grave.
has been rebuilt and built over the years. The church is normally
but open for several weekends now in the summer, this tells a man to
the porch is an exhibition about the restoration in 1953, when some
inventory that had been lost, returned to the Church.
The church is not big. On the north side hangs a communion scene
17th century, it replaced the former altarpiece. What primarily
church is the ceiling paintings in the chancel of the early 16th
century. I light a candle
in the light bearer and study the paintings. It produced the
Creation and the
expulsion from paradise. Over the entrance to the chancel hangs a
crucifix. The altarpiece is a reconstruction of the altarpiece from
16th century. Most of the original characters could be found and
gained their place
in the renovation in 1953.
On the south side is a small altar with a wooden figure depicting
the baby. At the altar stands the baptismal font from the 1200s. The
is from 1953 after the older model. On it is a figure with
it out our time on earth or sermon length? The northern part is an
altar-pulpit from the 1800s. I turn off my candle and go out in the
cemetery. In the churchyard are some older gravestones.