Mosfellskirkja

The most beautiful church in Iceland.

Mosfellskirkja, Mosfellsdalur

And probably the most political. Like all churches, it is a face of the state. If you want to know what political power looks like, look here. That most Icelanders don’t actually go to church is not the point. It’s not about “going to church.” It’s about the survival of an ancient balance between outward and inward lives, i.e., in modern terms, Iceland. In other words, this, too, is church:

Hafrafell, The Mountain of the Sea

And ravens. Mountain of ravens, too.

It is about holding on. So, when you come to a church in Iceland, don’t drive by. Stop.

Kirkjubær

That’s the old church in the foreground, in memory at least. But, a thousand years, what’s that? Nothing at all.

3 thoughts on “Mosfellskirkja

    1. Harold Rhenisch Post author

      I agree with the great harmony. It’s so beautiful! All churches in Iceland are political symbols, but the politics is not necessarily that of parliaments and elections and political parties. I was trying to get an angle on something far, far deeper that transcends all those.

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