Habo Church ("Habo kyrkan") in
HaboParish, JönköpingDistrict, Sweden, is a unique wooden church building. It received its present appearance in 1723. What is unique about this church is its architecture, which in appearance reminds one of a cathedral, but is built entirely in wood. It is in the form of a basilica, with a high naveand two lower side aisles.
The interior of the church was painted 1741-1743 by two artists from Jönköping, Johan Kinnerius and Johan Christian Peterson. The paintings illustrate
Martin Luther’s catechismsummary of Christian doctrine.
Habo Church is one of four churches whose pictures were reproduced by the Swedish Post Office Christmas stamps abroad in 2002 under the rubric, "Romantic Churches at Christmas"." The other churches are
KirunaChurch in the NorrbottenDistrict, TenstaBell Tower in north Uppland, and SundbornChurch in Dalarna.
* [http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/pastorat/habo/bilder/A1.jpgExterior picture.]
* [http://www.historiska.se/exhibitions/tidernaskyrka/11-1.html Black and white interior picture.]
"This article is based on the [http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habo_kyrka article] in the [http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huvudsida Swedish Wikipedia] available on October 11, 2006."
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