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The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, which is almost always referred to popularly and informally as Westminster Abbey, is a large, mainly Gothic church, in Westminster, London, England (UK), located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English, later British and later still (and currently) monarchs of the Commonwealth Realms. It briefly held the status of a cathedral from 1546–1556, and is a Royal Peculiar.

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  • A treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artefacts, Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation's history are buried or commemorated. Taken as a whole the tombs and memorials comprise the most significant single collection of monumental sculpture anywhere in the United Kingdom. Westminster Abbey este cel mai înalt edificiu gotic din Anglia , patrimoniu mondial UNESCO Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s greatest churches, a designated World Heritage Site and ‘Royal Peculiar’, which means the Dean is directly answerable to the monarch.
  • Lady Chapel (Capela Henry VII) a fost realiza tă între 1503-1519 şi adăposteşte unul dintre ordinele cavalerilor britanici, Ordinul de Bath. Stranele cavalerilor sunt marcate de o plăcuţă şi de un stindard. În navele laterale ale capelei se află mormintele reginelor: Elisabeta I (1533-1603) Maria “Bloody Mary” (1516-1558) Maria Stuart (1542-1587) The Lady Chapel was begun in 1503 and constructed at the expense of Henry VII. It is the last great masterpiece of English medieval architecture. In 1545 John Leland called it "the wonder of the entire world". In 1725 the chapel was first used for installations of Knights of the Order of the Bath and the heraldic banners of living knights hang above the oak stalls
  • The Abbey is a place of pilgrimage.  For many centuries pilgrims have come to venerate the relics of St Edward the Confessor, King of England 1042–1066, and re-founder of Westminster Abbey who is buried at the heart of the Abbey Church. A confessor is a saint who shows particular courage in publicly bearing witness to their faith in Christ, without being a martyr who gives their life for Christ.  Not long after his death Edward was already seen to have been a man of particular holiness, a kind of crowned monk.  He was declared a saint in 1161, and was especially venerated by many subsequent kings. He rebuilt and greatly enriched Westminster Abbey, turning it into a national institution, and was buried here.  On 13th October 1163, two years after his canonisation, his body was moved, or ‘translated’, to a shrine in the church which he had built.  On the same date in 1269 his body was translated again to the shrine in the newly-built gothic Abbey.  His relics, which attracted many pilgrims, are still housed in this shrine.  It was veneration of Edward that led to Westminster becoming the coronation church and the burial place of so many other kings and queens.  It is with justice that the Abbey considers him to be its founder. Each October, the Abbey holds a week of festivities, praise, and prayer to honour St Edward the Confessor’s feast-day, including a National Pilgrimage.
  • Westminster Abbey has resounded to music every day for over one thousand years. Singing has played a hugely important role, from the plainsong Offices sung by the monks of the tenth-century monastic foundation to the daily choral services sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey today. Over the intervening centuries some of the most illustrious British organists, singers and composers have been closely associated with the Abbey, which continues to play a leading part in the musical and cultural life of the nation today.
  • Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building. Thousands more join us for worship at our daily services. The Abbey is in the heart of London. Once inside audio guides are available in eight languages or there is the highly-popular verger-led tour.
  • Westminster was a cathedral only until 1550. The expression "robbing Peter to pay Paul" may arise from this period when money meant for the abbey, which is dedicated to Saint Peter , was diverted to the treasury of St Paul's Cathedral .
  • Westminster Abbey,  London church that is the site of coronations and other ceremonies of national significance. It stands just west of the Houses of Parliament in the Greater London borough of Westminster. Situated on the grounds of a former Benedictine monastery, it was refounded as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster by Queen Elizabeth I in 1560. Legend relates that Saberht, the first Christian king of the East Saxons, founded a church on a small island in the River Thames, then known as Thorney but later called the west minster (or monastery), and that this church was miraculously consecrated by St. Peter. It is certain that about ad 785 there was a small community of monks on the island and that the monastery was enlarged and remodeled by St. Dunstan about 960. Edward the Confessor built a new church on the site, which was consecrated on December 28, 1065. It was of considerable size and cruciform in plan. In 1245 Henry III pulled down the whole of Edward’s church (except the nave) and replaced it with the present abbey church in the pointed Gothic style of the period. The design and plan were strongly influenced by contemporary French cathedral architecture.  
  • The rebuilding of the Norman-style nave was begun by the late 1300s under the architect Henry Yevele and continued intermittently until Tudor times. The Early English Gothic design of Henry III’s time predominates, however, giving the whole church the appearance of having been built at one time. The chapel of Henry VII (begun c. 1503), in Perpendicular Gothic style , replaced an earlier chapel and is famed for its exquisite fan vaulting . Above the original carved stalls hang the banners of the medieval Order of the Bath . The western towers were the last addition to the building. They are sometimes said to have been designed by Sir Christopher Wren , but they were actually built by Nicholas Hawksmoor and John James and completed about 1745. The choir stalls in the body of the church date from 1847, and the high altar and reredos were remodeled by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1867. Scott and J.L. Pearson also restored the north transept facade in the 1880s. The abbey was heavily damaged in the bombings that ravaged London in World War II, but it was restored soon after the war.
  • Statues of 20th-century martyrs on the façade above the Great West Door of Westminster Abbey. Those commemorated are Maximilian Kolbe, Manche Masemola, Janani Luwum, Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia, Martin Luther King, Óscar Romero, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Esther John, Lucian Tapiedi, and Wang Zhiming. Statues of 20th-century martyrs over the west door.
  • Since William the Conqueror , every British sovereign has been crowned in the abbey except EduardV and Edward VIII , neither of whom was crowned. Many kings and queens are buried near the shrine of Edward the Confessor or in Henry VII’s chapel. The last sovereign to be buried in the abbey was George II (died 1760); since then they have been buried at Windsor Castle . The abbey is crowded with the tombs and memorials of famous British subjects, such as Sir Isaac Newton , David Livingstone , and Ernest Rutherford . Part of the south transept is well known as Poets’ Corner and includes the tombs of Geoffrey Chaucer , Ben Jonson (who was buried upright), John Dryden , Robert Browning , and many others. The north transept has many memorials to British statesmen. The grave of the “Unknown Warrior,” whose remains were brought from Flanders (Belgium) in 1920, is in the centre of the nave near the west door. Beside the abbey is the renowned Westminster School . In 1987 Westminster Abbey , St. Margaret’s Church , and the Houses of Parliament were collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage site .

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  • Westminster Abbey , cea mai veche şi cea mai importantă biserică londoneză, locul unde sunt î ncorona ţi şi î ngropa ţi regii Angliei A treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artifacts, Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation's history are buried or commemorated. Taken as a whole the tombs and memorials comprise the most significant single collection of monumental sculpture anywhere in the United Kingdom.
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  • Contraforţi i preiau enorma greutate a navei înalte de 31 metri The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, with the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint still at its heart. Portalul de nord North entrance of Westminster Abbey
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  • Sculpturile în piatră de pe faţada de nord sunt din perioada victoriană The Abbey's dramatic north façade exemplifies the Gothic design and construction for which this architectural marvel is famous.  
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  • Frontonul de de vest The Gallery of 20th Century Martyrs was added above the Great West Door in 1998 to commemorate contemporary leaders, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., who met tragic ends working for social justice.  
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  • Fondată de Eduard Confesorul, care se urcase pe tron în anul 1040 şi care a murit la 8 zile după consacrarea bisericii (28 decembrie 1065) Edward the Confessor built a new church on the site, which was consecrated on December 28, 1065. Since William the Conqueror, every British sovereign has been crowned in the abbey except Edward V and Edward VIII, neither of whom was crowned. Many kings and queens are buried near the shrine of Edward the Confessor or in Henry VII’s chapel. The last sovereign to be buried in the abbey was George II (died 1760); since then they have been buried at Windsor Castle. Lucrările au durat trei secole Turnurile frontonului de vest au fost adăugate în anul 1745 Este atât biserică naţională cât şi muzeu The Abbey's two western towers were built between 1722 and 1745 by Nicholas Hawksmoor, constructed from Portland stone to an early example of a Gothic Revival design.
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  • ♦ Pierre Dumont - Messiah ♦ Orchestra Mantovani - Amazing grace ♦ Canto gregoriano - Hosanna Fotografii: Daniela Iacob Prezentare: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda