St. Andrew's Church, Cologne

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St. Andrew's Church
German: Basilika St. Andreas
Geschäftshaus Komödienstr. 2-9447.jpg
Location Cologne
Country Germany
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website Website
Relics held Remains of Albertus Magnus
Functional status Active
Style Romanesque
Years built 10th century
Parish Parish of the Apostles
German: Pfarrei St. Aposteln
Archdiocese Cologne
Province Dominican Province of Teutonia
Pastor(s) Fr. Christoph J. Wekenborg OP[1]
Director of music Christoph Kuhlmann
Interior view
Floor plan

St. Andrew's (German: St. Andreas) is a 10th-century Romanesque church located in the old town of Cologne, Germany. It is one of twelve churches built in Cologne in that period.[2] Archbishop Gero consecrated the church in 974, dedicating it to St. Andrew, although an earlier church at the site was dedicated to St. Matthew. In the 12th century, the church was rebuilt in the Romanesque style, and was probably completed after the great fire of Cologne in 1220.[3] In the crypt of the church lies a Roman sarcophagus from the 3rd century, which holds the remains of the 13th-century theologian and natural philosopher St. Albertus Magnus. Since 1947, the Dominican Order has ministered to the church.

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  1. ^ Dominicans at St. Andreas, Cologne
  2. ^ Sacred Destinations:, The Twelve Romanesque Churches of Cologne (accessed 2011-04-17)
  3. ^ William Whewell, Johann Claudius von Lassaulx. Architectural Notes on Germany Churches. 1842, p. 219. at [1]

External links[edit]

Media related to St. Andrew's at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°56′30″N 6°57′14″E / 50.94167°N 6.95389°E / 50.94167; 6.95389