ole vind


egl. Oluf Vind, 1590-1646, dansk præst, magister1617 og fra 1642 præst ved Vor Frue Kirke i København. Engang skal nogle hoffolk have klaget til Christian 4. over en prædiken, hvori Vind havde kritiseret den herskende umoral ved hoffet. Det fortælles, at kongen forlangte at høre prædikenen, og at Vind frimodigt gentog den på slottet, hvorpå Christian 4. gjorde ham til hofprædikant og kgl. konfessionarius. Et digt af Grundtvig (1814) har fastholdt hændelsen i almen bevidsthed.

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Ole Vind Preaching for King Christian IV and His Court

(av maleren Hans Peter Lindeburg, København 1854-1932).

Standing in a large, intimidating space, an eccentric and liberal priest charged with heresy stands before the king and his court preaching his beliefs. The room is given depth by the checkered floor and alternating woods in the ceiling. Tall, wide walls adorned with only tapestries and royal shields dwarf the 16 figures in the composition. The large fireplace is taller than the men and exhibits a gold relief mantle.

Dressed in a red velvet ensemble, King Christian lounges in his chair on a polar bear rug, surrounded by his court, listening to priest Vind. The priest, distanced from the royal court, stands teetering a chair on one of its legs as he preaches with arm raised. He is accompanied by an altar boy holding an over sized King Christian IV authorized bible. Both are dressed in black cloaks with white collars. Priest Vind stands trial before 13 figures: King Christian, his royal court, and two scribes. A guard stands ready by the window. They are all dressed in rich, bright colors, wearing traditional clothing (coat, waistcoat, shirt, collar, cravat, breeches and stockings) made of velvet, silk and lace. Their long boots are folded over; they wear a sash around their waists, belts across their chests, and large brimmed hats with feathers. The king listens intently to Vind’s words while his court scoffs and argues the priests teachings.

Later convinced of the priest’s beliefs, King Christian appoints Vind as priest to the royal court – a high honor for any ordained man.

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