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St. Philomena Church

Saturday, August 27, 2011

St Philomena's Church is one of the oldest and largest churches in India. It is located in the city of Mysore in Karnataka. This church was built in 1959 in the Gothic style and is one of the largest Cathedrals in South Asia.

Main Entrance to St. Philomena Church

The church has two twin towers standing at a height of 175 feet. The towers have exotic carvings in them. It also contains a tiny crypt which has a statue of the saint specially brought from Greece. Prayer services are conducted in this church in Kannada, Tamil and English.

The exterior is covered with stained glass, depicting significant events in the Christian calendar, such as the Birth of Christ, the Last Supper, the Resurrection and the Ascension of Christ.

St Philomena Church
The church is located at a distance of 3 km from city bus stand and 2 km from the Palace of Mysore.


Timber Gullal said...

good info

Marissa Vroom said...

wow merywn - looks seriously amazing! i am booking my holiday over...can u be my tourguide?

Unknown said...

Sure Marissa,

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