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Calcutta Times, Passion Club, Heritage Walk

September 9, 2015 5 comments

Calcutta Times, Passion Club, Heritage Walk

Confluence of Culture

After the grand success of Happy Street, the Calcutta Times of The Times of India started their next project of Passion Clubs.

Group Photo, Calcutta Times, Passion Club, Heritage Walk of Confluence of Cultures.

Group Photo, Calcutta Times, Passion Club, Heritage Walk of Confluence of Cultures.

The Heritage, Photography and Food Passion Clubs were formed and the activities started soon after, with the objective of making the Calcuttans aware of their own heritage.

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14 Stations of the Cross, a compilation

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

14 Stations of the Cross

A compilation from different churches

The 14 Stations of the Cross of Christ is a series of artistic representations, very often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion in the final hours of Jesus before he died, and the devotions using that series to commemorate the Passion, often moving physically around a set of stations. The vast majority of Roman Catholic churches now contain such a series, typically placed at intervals along the side walls of the nave; in most churches these are small plaques with reliefs or paintings. (Source: Wikipedia).

Cross Stations XIII, Portuguese Church, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Cross Stations XIII, Portuguese Church, Calcutta (Kolkata)

I Jesus is condemned to death

II Jesus is laden with his cross

III Jesus falls the first time

IV Jesus meets his mother

V Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus

VI Jesus and Veronica

VII Jesus fall a second time

VIII Jesus address the women of Jerusalem

IX Jesus falls the third time

X Jesus is stripped of his garments

XI Jesus is nailed to the cross

XII Jesus dies on the cross

XIII Jesus is taken down from the cross

XIV Jesus is laid in the sepulcher

Please note that the captions of the Cross Station vary.

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Portuguese Church, Calcutta (Kolkata)

March 6, 2013 8 comments

Portuguese Church (1799)

~ Catholics Cathedral of Calcutta (Kolkata) ~

Also see my compilation of Calcutta (Kolkata) Churches

Portugese Church, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Portugese Church, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Historical evidences indicate that the Portuguese arrived in Calcutta (Kolkata) much before Job Charnok, but their relationship with the English has never been friendly.

The first Portuguese place of worship in Calcutta (Kolkata) date backs to the late 17 th century, consisted of a mud hut. In 1700 it was converted into a brick structure.

In 1757 Lord Clive expelled the Portuguese from Calcutta (Kolkata) and the Catholic Portuguese Chapel was converted into an Anglican Protestant Chapel.

Four years later the ban was lifted and the Portuguese got back their chapel in 1796. They decided to convert the chapel into a Church and funds were raised. The well known Portuguese traders Baretto Brothers were leading contributors.

The new church, which exsists to this day, was opened to public on 27 Nov. 1799. Designed by James Driver it was constructed at a cost of Rs90,000.

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Calcutta (Kolkata) Churches

December 19, 2012 33 comments

Calcutta (Kolkata) Churches

~ Compilation of Churches of Calcutta (Kolkata) ~

Kolkata (formally Calcutta) is home to several churches catering to different sects and sub – sects of Christianity. Apart from the well known Protestant and Catholic sects Calcutta (Kolkata) also houses churches belonging to the Orthodox sect including Armenian, Syrian and Greek orthodox sub – sets.

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