Inside The Cathedral

The last post I’ve described the Cologne Cathedral briefly. Now, it’s our turn to get inside it. The interior will be as fascinating as the exterior πŸ™‚


The Tombs of The Bishops of Cologne

The Tombs of The Bishops of Cologne

The basement of the cathedral. Notice the foundation structure.


4 thoughts on “Inside The Cathedral

  1. Hmm.. wonderful. As much as expected from a Catholic’s temple… there’s enough space for battalion of angels to hover while spreading its wings. πŸ˜€

    • Angels from the special commando unit, maybe πŸ˜€
      The guide said that they have the bones of the β€œThree Wise Men of the East”. Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar, I don’t know precisely, which one of the three (or maybe all of them) they have. I’m sure you know it better πŸ˜‰
      So, the cathedral was intended as the β€œhome” for that holy relics.

      • Uh.. this wil be quite sensitive talk. πŸ˜›
        First, me (as a protestant) does not acknowledge relics as holy objects like the catholics did, neither did it contains any significant use (if any).
        Second, AFAIK, as far as biblical archeologs and scholars could prove, almost none of any-given relics you could mention are real. Not even the legendary Shroud of Turin. Many relics are just medieval hoax for various reasons.
        Third, the Bible never tell us the detail of the Magi (wise men). Only christian tradition numbers them based on their offerings, also gives them names.

        Sure I know the aforesaid shrine in Cologne. History says the bones were first discovered by Saint Helena on her pilgrimage to the Holy Lands (Palestina). She took the remains to the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople; they were later moved to Milan before being sent to Cologne by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I in 1164, but personally I never believe in its authenticity. πŸ™‚

        Just my opinion. πŸ˜‰

      • Thank you for your info, Kak Jensen πŸ˜€
        Yes, I briefly understand that those are the few of many differences between the protestant and catholics belief. Indeed, the bones of the Magies issues were created to strengthen the position of the church at the time, to draw as many people as they could to visit it. Who can prove it was real?
        Well, in my honest opinion, they still need to believe it because they want to. If it can give someone faith to hold on, that will be the best use of it.
        Thank you for your sharing πŸ™‚

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