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Archive 2010

Kortrijk Our Lady Church

The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk is a church in the historical center of the Belgian city of Kortrijk. She is at the Deken Zegerplein. The church, which used to be part of the count's domain, is today one of the oldest buildings in the city and is a protected monument.
The construction of the Church of Our Lady was started in 1199 on the initiative of count Baudouin IX of Constantinople. In December 1203 the first worship was held in the choir of the new collegiate church.
The church played an important role in the history of the county of Flanders. She lay within the count's domain of Kortrijk, which, with the exception of the part that lay on the Leie, was completely walled and surrounded. So she was part of a castle with an area of about 1 hectare.
Baudouin IX, who set out on a crusade in 1202 and disappeared without trace in April 1205, saw the church never finished. It was his intention, however, to house the relic of the Sacred Hair here, which his great-comrade Philip of Alsace had brought with him during the third crusade of the Holy Land. In 1205 the Chapter had 12 canons and a blanket

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