Danish National Church

Danish National Church

Church in Holte

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Lutheranism

Polity

Episcopal

Associations

Lutheran World Federation,

World Council of Churches,

Conference of European Churches,

Porvoo Communion

Geographical area

Denmark, Greenland

Origin

1536

Separated from

Roman Catholic Church

Separations

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland,

Church of the Faroe Islands

Members

Approx. 4.5 million

Official Website

http://www.folkekirken.dk/

The Danish National Church, Church of Denmark or Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark (Danish: Den Danske Folkekirke or Folkekirken, meaning ‘(The Danish) National Church’ or ‘People’s Church’) is a state church and is the largest Christian church in Denmark, including Greenland. It is a Lutheran body and is officially supported by the government, but membership is voluntary. The Queen heads the Church, with the Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs, currently Birthe Rønn Hornbech, as the highest administrative authority of the Church. The Danish parliament, Folketinget, is the supreme legislative authority for the church. 82.1% of the population of Denmark and 90% of the ethnic Danes are members of the National Church.

From: Wikipedia



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