The Catholic Church’s St. Olav Celebration (Olsok) 2018

The program is ready, so do not hesitate to make plans for a pilgrimage to Trondheim for this 3 days celebration of Norway’s Patron Saint, King and Martyr. The celebration starts on Friday 27. July and ends on the day of the Feast of St. Olav, Sunday 29. July. The celebration will be a bit shorter than usual since Olsok is on a Sunday.


Photo Jan Erik Kofoed

This year NUK (Catholic Youth of Norway) have decided to organise their 2018 summer camp in Trondheim during Olsok and participate in the celebration.

Some events need pre-booking. All necessary info is available in our special <media 16124 - - "TEKST, Olsokprogram-2018-norsk.PDF. 21.03.18 04, Olsokprogram-2018-norsk.PDF._21.03.18_04.pdf, 523 KB">Olsok brochure</media>, which will, in addition to the present Norwegian edition, also be published in other languages.

Friday 27. July
14:00 Catholic “Walk with Olav towards Christ” led by parish priest Egil Mogstad and cantor Ulf Schancke. This year’s walk will visit the archaeological site of what is believed to be the remains of the S. Clemens church that Olav built in 1015. His coffin was placed here from 1031 until it was moved to the church that later became the famous Nidaros Cathedral.
18:00 Solemn opening mass in St. Olav Cathedral.
19:30 Open house in the parish hall of St. Olav Cathedral. Warm food and drinks at reasonable prices.

Saturday 28. July
To Stiklestad and Tautra Mariakloster, a Cistercian monastery (Pre-booking). Departure by private coach 10:00, return from Stiklestad 18:00.
15:00 Pontifikal High Mass at Stiklestad Church.
16:45 Dinner at Stiklestad (Pre-booking).
19:00 The annual play “Spelet om Heilag Olav” for those who want to remain. Info concerning bus from Stiklestad to Trondheim after the play is available in the Olsok brochure.
20:00 First Vesper in St. Olav Cathedral, initiates the Solemnity for St. Olav.
21:00 Vigils

Sunday 29. July
09:00 Mass in Latin (read) at St. Olav Cathedral.
11:00 Olsok lecture by Fr. Erik Varden O.C.S:O, abbot of MT St. Bernhard Abbey, England.
14:30 Pontifical mass in Nidaros Cathedral.
19:30 Dinner at St. Olav Cathedral’s parish hall. (Pre-booking)

For accommodation in Trondheim, see the<media 16125> Olsok brochure.</media>

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