Christmas is celebrated on the 25th December every year for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. This festival is celebrated by over a billion people worldwide. It celebrates the life, sacrifices, and teaching of Jesus Christ. This festival is all about Santa Claus, lights, decorations, and Christmas trees. Traditional Christmas mass is celebrated at midnight since it is believed that Christ was born at night. Christmas in India is celebrated with equal zest and favor as in other parts of the world yet has given its own flavor. | Churches to visit in India this Christmas |
5 Churches to visit in India this Christmas
Se Cathedral Church
Se Cathedral Church is one of the ancient structures in Goa which is classically Portuguese brick by brick. It is dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria which was built in order to reveal the victory of Portuguese under a Muslim army which led to the capture of the city of Goa. There is a chapel near the church which is also known as Cross of Miracles.
St. James Church
St. James Church is one of the most ancient church in Delhi which is just located next to Kashmiri Gate. It is an Anglican church built in 1836 by Colonel James Skinner. St. James Church holds the fame of being the first church in Delhi skinning in Golden Yellow that still holds the pride and imitation of the churches in Venice with dome architecture.
Sacred Heart Cathedral Church
Sacred Heart Cathedral Church is one of the most famous Roman Catholic churches in New Delhi which is located near Connaught Palace. It is considered as one of the oldest and largest churches in New Delhi built in the year 1930. The church is inspired by Italian architecture which is designed with white pillars that support the canopy and circular arcade turrets.
Christ Church, Smila
Christ Church is the second oldest church in North India located in the center of the town of Shimla. This was originally built at the request of the British and Anglo-Indians who wanted a holy place in Shimla where they could pray to their lord, Jesus Christ. It took 11 long years to complete, today stands as a reminder of the British Colonisation in India.
Medak Cathedral located in Telangana is considered as world’s second largest Diocese is one of the stunning and amazing churches in India which is made in Gothic Revival style and the mosaic tiles used in the construction of the church were imported from Britain in six different colors. The roof of the Medak Cathedral is crowned by the bell tower and the approximate height of the tower is about 175 ft and is one of the tallest structure in the area.