Norwegian Constitution Day

Today parades and special events will mark Constitution Day for citizens of Norway! Originally signed on May 17, 1814, it’s said to be the second oldest constitution in the world!

At its inception is the highly valued recognition of the freedom of speech and of religion.

It was St. Olav, the patron saint of Norway, who’s thought to have brought Christianity to Norway between AD 1030 and 1150; becoming in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries a Protestant nation—today largely Lutheran.

And did you know that in 2011 the first Norwegian translation of the Bible in thirty years became a run-away best-seller, topping the charts for months? It's a translation accepted by a broad spectrum of Norwegians—religious or not—for its readability!

Engage with the Bible—read this Book of all books!

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