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roseroyal 12-27-2010 06:28 PM

Religion of the NRF
Are they Catholic? I see news reports that state they went to Mass, but I thought they were Lutheran.

Sonjapearl 12-27-2010 07:01 PM

Norwegian Royals are Lutheran, not Catholic. I don't think being Lutheran means not having any church services.

roseroyal 12-27-2010 07:22 PM

Oh sorry... I thought only Catholics called their services Mass.

Sonjapearl 12-27-2010 07:40 PM


Originally Posted by roseroyal (Post 1181632)
Oh sorry... I thought only Catholics called their services Mass.

I think so too, but I also think I misunderstood your question.

Maura724 12-27-2010 08:40 PM

I saw that, too - I think the photos were just incorrectly captioned, or the captions were poorly translated. The NRF are Lutherans, and Lutherans don't call services masses.

Her_Majesty 01-02-2011 06:44 PM

well yes, I was confused about that too.
Several captions said the Royals were attending the "mass"; which is not correct...
...but actually many people nowadays say "mass" when they mean church services... no matter if they talk about catholic or protestant church services.
Maybe that's also why the caption says "mass". At Norwegian pages you don't find that expression. They only say "church service" - which is correct.

acupoftea 01-02-2011 08:00 PM

I'm not quite sure about the situation in the Lutheran Church of Norway (don't know if that's the right name) but in Finland the Lutheran church service has been called "mass" for a few years. Might be that way in Norway as well.
At the beginning it sounded a bit odd to me because I linked the word "mass" with the Catholic Church (no offence here on my part) but now I'm used to it.

Meraude 01-20-2011 09:53 PM

The Norwegian royal family is Lutheran, as been mentioned above. In the Lutheran churches there are two different kinds of religious services, one is (in Norwegian) gudsteneste, the more common church service without communion/nattverd, the other is messe when there is a communion/nattverd.

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