Christmas banquet in Grey Hall of Freetown Christiania 2017 and christmas service in Our Savior Church in Christianshavn, Copenhagen

Julemiddag sammen med 1000 mennesker i Grå Hal i Fristaden Christiania 2017 og julegudstjeneste i Vor Frelsers Kirke på Christianshavn i København.

 

 

 

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen, 25 december 2017.

 

 

Grey hall, Freetown Christiania 24 december 2017

 

Christmas banquet with more than 1000 guests from all Denmark and from all over the world:

 

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Brey Hall, Freetown Christiania 2017. Photo 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsern

Grey Hall, Freetown Christiania 2017. Photo 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

On christmas day 24 december 2017 I drove from my home in North Sealand 60 km south to Christianshavn, Copenhagen.

I have an appointment with friends to celebrate christmas eve together with more than 1000 people in Grey Hall in Freetown Christiania.

At 4 PM I went to Our Saviour Church to be a part of the christmas service together with more than 500 people. Our Saviour Church was built 1682-96 and is neighbour to Freetown Christiania: 

 

Our Saviour Church built 1682-96 in Christianshavn, Copenhagen.

Our Saviour Church built by architect Lambert van Haven in baroque style on foundation as a greek cross 1682-96. The spire built 1752 by  Lauritz de Thurah inspired by the church Sant´Ivo della Sapienza in Rome. On top of spire sculptor 4 m high of Christ with a banner standing on a globe – all covered by gold:

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Our savior Church built 1682-94, Christianshavn, Copenhagen. Phoot 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Our Saviour Church built 1682-96, Christianshavn, Copenhagen. Photo 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The priest Mikkel Gabriel Christoffersen read the christmas gospel Luke 2,1-14:

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Reading of the christmas gosple Luke 2,1-14 by priest Mikkel Gabriel Christoffersen, Our savoiur Churh. Photo 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Reading of the christmas gospel Luke 2,1-14 by priest Mikkel Gabriel Christoffersen, Our Savoiur Churh. Photo 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Luke 2,11-14:

– Today in town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

” Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests. “

 

Our saviour Church built 1682-96 in Christianshavn, Copenhagen.

The alter outlined 1732 by Nicodemus Tessin the younger:

Text on alter,  Gospel of John chapter 3, verse 16:

-“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”.

 

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Our Saviour Church, Christianshavn, Copenhagen. Alter by

Our Saviour Church, Christianshavn, Copenhagen. Alter outlined by Nicodemus the younger 1732. Photo 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Our saviour Church built 1682-96 in Christianshavn, Copenhagen.

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Our savor Church built 1682-96, Christianshavn. Photo 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Our Savour Church built 1682-96, Christianshavn. Alter outlined by Nicodemus Tessin the younger 1732 Photo 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

At 7 PM I arrived to christmas banquet in Grey Hall in Freetown Christiania together with my friends Lars, Jakob and Emil:

 

View to kitchen and meal serving area in Grey Hall, Christiania:

 

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View to kitchen and meal serving area, Gre Hall, Christiania, Copenhagen. Phoot 24. december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View to kitchen and meal serving area (in background on photo), Grey Hall, Christiania, Copenhagen. Photo 24. december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Free meals to more than 1000 guest´s donated by private donators:

 

We can choose between a vegetarian meal or/and a meal with pork, ox and duck.

Its excellent food with a lot of vegetables and brown and white potatoes with danish classical source.

Dessert: rice pudding and home made chocolates and marzipan confect with tea and coffee.

 

Christmas banquet 2017 in Grey hall in Freetown Christiania:

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Christmas banquet in Grey Hall, Christiania, Christianshavn. Phoot 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Christmas banquet in Grey Hall, Christiania, Christianshavn. Photo 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Music on stage, Christmas banquet 2017 in Grey Hall, Christiania:

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Christmas banquet, Grey Hall Christiania. Photo 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Music on stage. Christmas banquet 2017. Grey Hall, Christiania. Photo 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Song and music on stage in Grey Hall, Christiania – Christmas banquet 2017:

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Song and music on stage in Grey Hall, Christiania. Christmas banquet 2017. Photo 24. december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Song and music on stage in Grey Hall, Christiania. Christmas banquet 2017. Photo 24. december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Song and music on stage in Grey Hall, Christiania – Christmas banquet 2017:

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Christmas banquet 2017 in Grey Hall Christiania. Photo 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Christmas banquet 2017 in Grey Hall Christiania. Photo 24 december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

All generations are welcome to free Christmas banquet 2017 in Freetown Christiania:

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Grey Hall in Christiania is a more than 100 yearsformer military riding hall and riding ground

Christmas banquet 2017. Grey Hall in Freetown Christiania is a more than 100 years former military riding hall and riding ground. Photo 24. december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Priest Mikkel Gabriel Christoffersen from local church Our Saviour Church read and preach the gospel LUKE 2,1-14:

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Priest Mikkel Gabriel Christoffersen from local churn Our Saviour Church read and preach the gospel Luke 2,1-14 under the Christmas banquet 2017. Grey Hall, Christiania. Pgoto 24. december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Priest Mikkel Gabriel Christoffersen from local church Our Saviour Church read and preach the gospel Luke 2,1-14 under the Christmas banquet 2017. Grey Hall, Christiania. Photo 24. december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

And a choir of volunteers of the Christmas banquet 2017 in Grey Hall Christiania sings together with all guests of the banquet:

A Child is born in Bethlehem. 

Lyric from 1400.

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Choir of volunteers on stage sing tougher with all guests of Christmas banquet 2017 in Gr

Choir of volunteers on stage singing tougher with all guests of Christmas banquet 2017 in Grey Hall Christiania. Photo 24. december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Christmas banquet 2017 in Grey Hall Freetown Christiania – view to kitchen and serving of food area in background:

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Christmas banquet 2017 in Grey Hall Chrstiania. iew to kitchen go food serving area in he background. Photo 24. december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Christmas banquet 2017 in Grey Hall Christiania.V iew to kitchen and food serving area in the background. Photo 24. december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

At 9 PM I enjoyed the homemade chocolates and marzipan with excellent coffee:

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Homemade chocolates served in the kitchen area of Christmas banquet 2017 in Gey Hall Christ

Homemade chocolates served in the kitchen area of Christmas banquet 2017 in Grey Hall Christiania. Photo 24. december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

At 9.30 PM I said goodbye to my friends and all the new people I met and talked to and drove 60 km north home to Melby in North Sealand.

 

Entrance to Grey Hall, a former military riding hall and riding ground more than 100 years old in Freetown Christiania:

Christmas banquet 2017.

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Entrance to Grey hall in Fretown Christiania. Photo 24. december 2017 by erik K Abrahamsen

Entrance to Grey hall in Fretown Christiania, Christmas banquet 2017. Photo 24. december 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

I enjoyed my christmas evening in Grey Hall, Christiania 2017.  The food, music, songs and atmosphere was excellent – with love, peace and beauty all evening.

All people I met and talked with had an open mind with humor and empathy.

 

Thanks to all more than 200 volunteers of Freetown Christiania´s for this magnificent evening among more than 1000 guests,

– and thanks to all private donators for this free Christmas banquet 2017.

 

I recommend my articles (click on text):

Oplev jul 2016 i Grå Hal i Christiania sammen med 1000 venner af fristaden

and

Christmas banquet in Christiania, Copenhagen 2015 – a free invitation to more than 1000 people

You find them i category “Kultur”. Click on “Older Entries”.

 

Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2017

All rights reserved

 

Enjoy life – be happy!

 

Melby, North Sealand, Denmark, 25. december 2017

 

Love

Erik

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