Spain-Morocco 2015

Córdoba: a Catholic mass in the mosque

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Today we had a mass in a very, very special place. First it was a Visigothic Catholic church built around 600. Then, in 784, a big mosque was built on top of the Visigothic church, called the Great Mosque of Córdoba. In  1236 Córdoba was reconquered by the Spanish and the mosque was transformed into a cathedral.

Here is the part of the mosque that remained untouched:

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And here is the part of the cathedral where we had our mass with Father Scott Lewis:

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And here are some pictures from the mass:

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One of our prayer intentions was that one day Christians and Muslims will pray in unity in this wonderful place.

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1 Comment

  1. Basia
    July 20, 2015 at 9:31 am — Reply

    So interesting to see the mosque in the church. Definitely a reflection on the history of the area.

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