L-7426 Moesdorf (Mersch)
01 January - 31 December
Mon 10.00 - 18.00
Tue 10.00 - 18.00
Wed 10.00 - 18.00
Thu 10.00 - 18.00
Fri 10.00 - 18.00
Sat 10.00 - 18.00
Sun 10.00 - 18.00
The sandstone doorframe of the wooden door has a decorative gable with a window and is reminiscent of an ancient temple. The single-nave church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It has a flat barrel vault.
The organ was built in 1968 as a masterpiece by the organ builder Herbert Schmidt, who was then working at the "Manufacture d'orgues luxembourgeoise" in Lintgen in collaboration with the organ builder Nic. Loewen. It was the first organ with mechanical action in Luxembourg, after a period in which pneumatic and electric action were predominant.
The gilded high altar is reminiscent of a church in its shape. It has small towers at the top and a colonnade at the bottom. The statue on the right with lamb, shepherd's staff and fur represents John the Baptist, patron saint of the church, and the statue on the left with feather and book represents the evangelist Luke, second patron saint of the church.
On the triumphal arch we see wall paintings, on the right the patron saint of the church with the cross and the lamb, behind the church of Moesdorf, on the left with the red cloak, St. Donatus with the chapel of Pettingen, in the centre Christ as king with a flaming heart crowned with thorns.
This window shows John the Baptist, the patron saint of the church. The windows date from the beginning of the 20th century and depict biblical scenes or saints. Some of them are decorated only with ornaments. The artists of the windows are not known.
The pulpit and new Romanesque Revival confessionals were purchased at the end of the 19th century. The pulpit bears an angel with a trumpet, the four evangelists are arranged around the balustrade.