Church of Norway

Church of Norway

Coat of arms of the Church of Norway.

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Lutheranism

Associations

Lutheran World Federation,

World Council of Churches,

Conference of European Churches,

Porvoo Communion

Geographical area

Norway

Origin

1537

Separated from

Roman Catholic Church

Members

3.9 million

The Church of Norway (Den norske kirke in Bokmål or Den norske kyrkja in Nynorsk) is the state church of Norway. The church confesses the Lutheran Christian faith. It has as its foundation the Christian Bible, the Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed, Luther’s Small Catechism and the Augsburg Confession. The Church is a member of the Porvoo Communion with 12 other churches, among them the Anglican Churches of Europe. It has also signed some other ecumenical texts, including the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification with the Roman Catholic Church.

From: Wikipedia



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