Coronation Newsletter 22- month of July 2023

Our Coronation Week

All of Tongeren and all supporters of the Kroningsfeesten are experiencing an incredible Coronation Week. With this newsletter we want you to enjoy it. You can relive the Coronation Mass, learn more about what importance Monsignor Hoogmartens, Bishop of Hasselt, attaches to the Kroningsfeesten. We provide mood interviews and teach you more about the relics and the Coronation. TV Limburg will broadcast the Ommegang of July 2 at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 9. And if you want to enjoy the procession and the evening game later, we recommend the Coronation film. If you want to see more images of the Coronation be sure to check out the Coronation website in the coming weeks.

Watch the TV mass of 2 JULY here

VRT Mass
You can still watch the pontifical Eucharist of Sunday, July 2, which was broadcast live on VRT TV and VRT Rado1 via VRT Max click here if you have created a VRT profile. Sung here is the Mass that Piet Swerts, Uitgeweken Tongenaar, wrote especially for this Kroningsfeesten. The mass was performed by De Kleine Cantorij under the direction of Kapellmeister Jan Peeters. Piet Swerts also wrote a festive sortie to accompany it, which organist Luc Ponet performed.

Bishop Hoogmartens on the Kroningsfeesten

On Friday, July 7, Bishop Hoogmartens was a guest of TV Limburg. TV Limburg interviewed the bishop about the importance and charisma of the Tongeren Kroningsfeesten. You can watch the interview here.

Coronation procession on TV Limburg

Sunday, July 9, TV Limburg will broadcast the Coronation Procession of Sunday, July 2, at 5 p.m. Thanks to TV Limburg, the Coronation Committee thus hopes to bring the Kroningsfeesten also to Limburgers who were not able to be present in Tongeren during the Coronation Week. Thus, the Coronation theme # can also be put into practice in this way. View the announcement as well as the story of the Tongeren beards here.

Coronation film 2023: procession + evening game

Coronation film
This edition also features a Coronation film about the procession as well as the evening game. The filming took place on Sunday, July 2, 2023. Carrier of the film this time is a USB stick so that the Coronation film can be played on TV as well as on PC or tablet. You can buy this Coronation film at the Coronation Secretariat, but also via our webshop.

Marian house walk along decorated streets

Tongres graffiti artist Flipka (Philippe Vroonen), together with enthusiastic Tongres, realized the project Maria houses in the context of the Coronation theme #Search connection. These houses are the common thread for a Coronation Mary Houses walk that takes in many beautifully decorated streets. Would you like to know where the houses are

Queen Mathilde at 3rd ommegang

Queen Mathilde attended the 3rd circumambulation of the Kroningsfeesten. Her Majesty was full of praise afterwards. She told the chairman of the Coronation Committee Peter Severijns as well as mayor Patrick Dewael. On Friday the police counted 65,000 visitors. Also the evening game was very well attended.

Atmosphere interviews at the Kroningsfeesten

On Tuesday, July 4, Wim Corbeel created a podcast about the Kroningsfeesten for Kerknet. He interviewed several participants and had conversations with visitors during and after the procession. You can listen to the podcast here.

Tongeren's Crown piece is alive and well

Radio Klara will search this summer for the Crown Jewel of 50 Flemish museums. That of the Teseum in Tongeren is still carried every 7 years in the "Ommegang of the Coronation Procession," Klara said. The reliquary statue of Mary is from the 14th century. In her right hand she carries a relic of Mary, on her other arm the baby Jesus. Listen to the story here.
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