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Church • XIX • NeogothicSint-Joris • Antwerpen

Mechelseplein  22  • 2000 Antwerpen

Responsible for the parish:  Herman Augustyn
Site: http://www.sint-jorisparochie.be

Religious offices :
Monday to Wednesday : 9 am
Saturday : 4 pm
Sunday : 11 am

01/01 - 31/12
Tuesday and Friday : 9.30 am - 12.30 am and 1.30 pm - 5 pm
Wednesday and Thursday : 9.30 am - 12.30 am
Saturday : 1.45 pm - 5 pm

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Open Churches Days 2018open event

3/06/2018

From 13:00 to 18:00

Organ concert

De jaarlijkse Open Kerkendag op zondag 3 juni 2018 zal in de Sint-Joriskerk in het teken staan van "Erfgoed met vele gezichten". Tussen 13u en 18u zal de prachtige akoestiek van dit neogotische kunstwerk gevuld zijn met klinkend muzikaal erfgoed. Want de orgelleerlingen die in deze kerk hun lessen krijgen, krijgen die namiddag de kans om op te treden en zich te laten zien en horen. De kerk telt twee mooie orgels: een neobarok koororgel beneden en een Merklin-Schütze orgel (1867) op het hoogzaal. Beide instrumenten zullen te horen zijn onder de vele vingers en voeten van de orgelleerlingen, die deze namiddag hun beste beentje voorzetten. Wie wil, kan hen na hun bespeling ontmoeten. Geen betere manier om mooie orgelmuziek te horen uit verschillende periodes, tot leven gebracht door de "vele gezichten" van erfgoed.

Praktisch
- bespelingen duren ca. 25 minuten en worden uitgevoerd door twee tot drie leerlingen
- bespelingen om 13u: koorogel
                          14u: Merklin-Schütze orgel
                          15u: koororgel
                          16u: Merklin-Schütze orgel
                          17u: koororgel of Merklin-Schütze orgel

Entrance: Gratis 



From 13:00 to 18:00

Exhibition

Tentoonstelling rond de renovatie van de kerk.

Entrance: Gratis 





Very close to the ‘Mechelspleintje’ (Mechelen square) is the church of Saint George. This Neo-Gothic church was built in 1853 according to plans by Suys. It replaced a Gothic church dating from the 13th century which had been destroyed by the French in 1798. Between the two towers, each measuring 50 m, the statue of Saint George can be seen on a triangular pediment.

In the interior, Godfried Guffens and Jan Swerts richly decorated the church with mural paintings whose completion took thirty years. These represent scenes from the life of Jesus and his suffering on the cross. These paintings refer to the church as fighting and suffering.

The statue of Our Lady of the Citadel, which was formerly found in the ‘Zuidkasteel’, the Spanish citadel, was transported to the Church of Saint George after the French Revolution. For this statue of the Virgin there is a cloak, dating from 1867, magnificently embroidered by Louis Van Moock which was inspired by the majestic cloak of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours (Our lady of good help) of the Church of Saint Andrew. About ten symbols of the Marian virtues adorn the hem of this cloak.

The reliquary of the forty saints that are protectors against cholera and other infectious diseases, made of gilded brass, dates from 1878.

If you have time, take the Lange Gasthuisstraat (the long street of the hospital). Opposite the Mechelspleintje is the Saint Elisabeth hospital. Dare to cross through the portal. On your right, you will discover a small 15th century chapel where chamber music small concerts are regularly held.

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