5 most famous Churches in India

5 most famous Churches in India

India is a secular country that accommodates all religions.  People of all faiths live peacefully in this beautiful piece of land. Christians form around three percentage of India’s population but more than two centuries of colonial rule over India has resulted in the widespread penetration of Christian culture and traditions even among non-Christians . There […]

St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne

St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne

St Patrick’s is an integral part of Melbourne, and its history tells us much about the State’s birth and growth. Situated on the fringe of the city grid, close enough to the heart of Melbourne to be a powerful presence and breathe with a life of its own. In 1974 Pope Paul VI conferred the […]

St Michael’s Uniting Church in Melbourne

St Michael’s Uniting Church in Melbourne

St. Michael’s Uniting Church is  in Collins St in central Melbourne, Australia. Originally known as the Collins Street Independent Church, a Congregational Union of Australia church, and later Collins Street Uniting Church, it has become well known as a centre of liberal theology and political radicalism under its outspoken minister since 1971. The heritage listed […]

The Scots’ Church in Melbourne

The Scots’ Church in Melbourne

When Rev. James Forbes, from Aberdeenshire in Scotland, arrived in Melbourne in January 1838, he found little more than a village of temporary huts. The Rev. James Clow from Stirlingshire in Scotland, together with Dr. Alexander Thomson, whose family coat of arms is represented by the red stag in the Scots’ Church coat of arms , […]

St James’ Old Cathedral in Melbourne

St James’ Old Cathedral in Melbourne

This old Church was preceded in Victoria by a small wooden hut built with the help of contributions from various denominations and initially used also by them. The new St James’ Church was built on a crown grant site near the corner of William and Little Collins Streets, where the foundation stone was laid by […]

St Francis’ Church in Melbourne

St Francis’ Church in Melbourne

St. Francis Church is the first Catholic Church in Victoria and first Cathedral Church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. It is the oldest Church on its original site in Melbourne. The site for the church was acquired on 1839 and mass and other services were held in a temporary wooden chapel while the church […]

St. Peter’s Eastern Hill in Melbourne

St. Peter’s Eastern Hill in Melbourne

Diocese of Melbourne, Anglican Church of Australia, Parish Church of the City of Melbourne since 1847 St. Peter’s is Melbourne’s parish church standing just north east of Parliament house. It has always been a sanctuary of peace in the busy centre of Melbourne. The history of St.Peter’s Church is inextricably linked with that of Melbourne. Melbourne’s […]

The Birth and Growth of Christian community in Kerala

The Birth and Growth of Christian community in Kerala

Christianity in India St. Thomas, one among the twelve apostles arrived In Kodungalloor ( Old name Muziris ) in Kerala in 52AD and established seven churches. He was matyred in Mylapore ( Chennai ) in 72AD. The seven churches he established are in  Ezharapallikal: Kodungallur, Kollam, Niranam, Nilackal (Chayal), Kokkamangalam, Kottakkayal (Paravoor), Palayoor (Chattukulangara) and […]