This year’s religious service took place in Bekkelaget church Sunday morning to a full audience.
Tournament leader Terje Lund thanked the church for the good cooperation between Bækkelaget sportsclub and the church, and furthermore announced that Norway Cup has set the world record this year with a total of 2, 200 teams!
The priest mentioned Norway Cup as an important meeting place and link between different people and cultures; the world needs Norway Cup. Further, he added the possibility that Jesus also played football, as many stories of him were never written down.
The religious service included a mix of preach, prayer, song and dance.
I. The Gathering
Greeting (Speech from tournament leader Terje Lund)
Song by Mathare United
II. The Word
It is written in the gospel of Matthew
The confession of Faith
Song performed by Sabra & Shatila Survivors
III. The Intercessions
IV. The Eucharisic Meal
Hymn and The offering
The Thanksgiving and Words of consecration
Afer the meal
The closing Eucharistic prayer
V. The dismissal
A bell is ruing nine times in groups of three chimes with a short pause between
Photo: Fabian Stratenschulte
Text: Kjersti Hattrem