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Less than two years ago Norway got a 12th bishop, a preciding bishop. Her cathedral is Nidaros cathedral, her diocese is Nidaros diocese. Her office is in The Archbishop´s Palace (and another office is in Oslo) For as long as bishop Helga has worked with us, a coat for the new bishop has been in progress. Today the new coat was finished, on Thursday bishop Helga will use it in London at the enthronement of the new Archbishop og Canterbury. Then again in Nidaros Cathedral on Easter Day.
Media came for the presentation today, when the two artists told about their work, and their thoughts while working on the coat.
And I was there with my camera of course :-)
Unlike most other churches we don´t have much pomp and circumstances in The Church of Norway. But today was an important day, at least in my oppinion :-)
Go to this site to find a video and more photos, great photos, of the coat.
Art, even in a bishop´s coat, lifts my day.
The coat is made by the artists Lise Skjåk Bræk and Astri Reppe