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Taken during a visit at Bruges

The Basilica Chapel Holy Blood

The Basilica chapel and the Ivo chapel became the substructure of the Gothic upper chapel, the Holy Blood Chapel, where the relic of the Holy Blood is kept, which is carried around every year on Ascension Day in the Holy Blood Procession. The Holy Blood Chapel was originally Roman, but was renovated in Gothic style in the 15th century. During the French Revolution, the upper chapel was largely destroyed and rebuilt in 1819-1839. She is now a showpiece of neo-Gothic decoration.
Both chapels were elevated to basilica in 1923 and contain many interesting art objects. The current rector of the basilica is Canon Libert Bruneel and since 2012, Eric Hallein has been an organist.
Liturgical ceremonies are held daily. The solemn Masses, especially on Sunday, work to appeal to visitors of other nationalities through considerable multilingualism.
Every last Sunday of the month a mass in Latin takes place in the Basilica's upper chapel, according to the Tridentine rite, provided by a priest of the Saint Peter's Priesthood Brotherhood.

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Canon EOS 5D
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3/01/2011 15:17:50
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Manual Exposure
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Spot Metering
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EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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