A Christian tour in Paris
Christian Tour in Paris : There are more than a hundred of churches in Paris, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox… Come and see our beautiful, discreet, old, modern, huge and famous churches. Churches, basilica, cathedral, they tell us spirituality and history. They bring us sacred masterpieces within amazing architecture. They also tell us a lot about Christian kings of France.
Christian Tour Paris with Emy as your guide
Come and see our beautiful Paris church, through spirituality, history, sacred arts, architecture with a tailor-made private tour guide. Paris is a Catholic bastion and Catholicism is the main religion in France. However, the protestants and the orthodox of France are numerous. Just tell us about your aspirations. You may want to discover sacred places from other religions as well.
Christian Tour Paris and Ecumenism
Ecumenism is an interfaith movement which tends to promote common actions among the various currents of Christianity, despite their doctrinal differences, with the objective of “Christian unity”.
Developing from the end of the nineteenth century, ecumenism takes concrete form today through the existence of various agreements, numerous forums for dialogue, but also through a certain number of concrete achievements, such as undertakings to jointly translate documents and the week of common prayer for Christian unity every year in January.
Among the pioneers of ecumenism :
- Greek Orthodox Patriarch Germain V of Constantinople
- Anglican American bishop Charles Brent
- Dutch reformed pastor Willem Visser ‘t Hooft
- French Catholic cardinal Yves Congar
- Swedish Lutheran archbishop Nathan Söderblom
- American layman John Mott
Both Swedish Lutheran archbishop Nathan Söderblom and American layman John Mott received the Nobel Peace Prize for this activity.
Ask for a a tailor-made private tour guide on Christian Faith. Emy as a Catholic is providing Christian tours for people who desire to enjoy Paris with their Christian Faith. She provides a particular devotion in a manner that you will feel very comfortable discovering Christianity in Paris. Her Christian faith is strong and she considers it an honor to offer Christian Tours in Paris.
A church is a place for Christian worship services, celebrations and for Christian religious activities, Bible study, social, humanitarian and cultural activities. In traditional Christian architecture, a church interior is often structured in the shape of a Christian cross. The Christian cross, with or without a figure of Christ included, is the main religious symbol of Christianity. The fact of drawing a cross on the forehead is a sign of protection and a sign of belonging to the Christian community. Initially traced on the forehead with the thumb, this gesture has evolved over time. For Catholics, the gesture consists of successively touching with the right hand fingers tips first the forehead, second the heart, third left shoulder and fourth the right shoulder.
Place of worship
The Church is a community called in the name of Christ. As God people, the people of the New Covenant in Jesus Christ, the Church is the strength of God Spirit, source of the past, present and future. It is like a Kingdom, a communion between men and God which is the work of the Holy Spirit. By the presence within the Church of the risen Christ, it is a holy place. However, it remains, despite of everything, by its members a human and fragile reality. This Church, willed by Christ, is founded on the 12 apostles, which is why it is called apostolic. The Church takes the form of small communities in Syria, around the year 43. The disciples were given the name “Christians” (Greek word, coming from Christ).
- Paris Church
The church consists of a building dedicated to prayer and to the worship practices of Christians such as the mass said in a church by the priest, in Catholicism and Orthodoxy. Which Parisian church could you visit? The oldest? The most liberal or traditionalist? The Paris church could be Catholic or Protestant or Orthodox. Among the most famous churches, Saint Eustache Paris church is one of them. Stamped with great names such as Louis XIV who in 1649, made his first communion, this Catholic church exists since the 16th century and is one of the largest churches of Paris with Saint Sulpice Paris church. Saint Sulpice is only slightly smaller than Notre-Dame cathedral and thus the largest Paris church. Another large Paris church is Notre Dame de la Croix in the 20th district next to Père Lachaise cemetery where famous people are buried, such as Edith Piaf, Colette, Maria Callas, Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrisson… In the Père Lachaise, you also have one of the most amazing couples of the Catholics, Héloïse and Abélard, buried together. Discover the Paris church Oratoire du Louvre, a major Protestant church made available to Protestants by Napoleon in 1811 and the surprising little Russian church Saint-Serge de Radonège, attached to the Orthodox Archbishopric of Russian Churches tradition in Western Europe, exarchate of the ecumenical patriarchate of Constantinople.
In the Roman Catholic Church, a basilica is a church enjoying a privilege. This term is an honorary title given by the Pope to a church where many faithful come especially on pilgrimage to pray to Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary or even the relics of a particularly venerated saint. By this honorary distinction, the basilicas take precedence over all the other churches, with the exception of the cathedral of their diocese.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is the emblematic monument of Montmartre hill. The inspiration for Sacré-Cœur’s design originated on 4 September 1870, the day of the proclamation of the Third Republic, with a speech by Bishop Fournier attributing the defeat of French troops during the Franco-Prussian War to a divine punishment after “a century of moral decline” since the French Revolution.
A cathedral was originally a church where the seat of the bishop in charge of a diocese is located. It is a symbol of his authority and of his apostolic mission. The cathedral is in use in the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church, the Anglican Church… The building itself, by its physical presence, symbolises both the glory of God and of the church. A cathedral, its bishop and dignitaries have traditional religious functions, but also are closely associated with the civil and communal life of the city.
The Cathedral of Notre Dame
The cathedral of Notre Dame was begun in 1160 thanks to the Bishop Maurice de Sully on the Île de la Cité where used to be a temple dedicated to Jupiter under Tibère emperor, descendants of Ponce Pilate and Jesus. L’ Île de la Cité is a “mother cell” of Paris. The cathedral is completed between 1250 and 1270 under King Saint Louis, though it was modified and completed frequently in the following centuries. The cathedral is known to be one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture. Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris, currently Michel Aupetit. 14 million people visit Notre-Dame yearly, which makes it the most visited monument in Europe. Notre Dame is more than a monument, it is a Catholic Holy place.
You can make a donation for Notre Dame Cathedral renovation with Notre-Dame de Paris site and friends of Notre Dame de Paris site for restoration and preservation. This fund is open to you regardless of your nationality.
Come and see our Christian Tours in Paris ! Discover the relationship between the Church, kings of France and the Republic as well. Among more than 160 churches, every single church of Paris has its very own story, architecture, arts, and Saints. They are very active regarding mass services ( twice a day at least) and celebrations, for some of them in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Malagasy and Tagal.