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Armenian Church of St Mary

Built in 18th century, Armenian Church is one of the the oldest extant churches in Kolkata. The interior of the church is made of marble. The altar has a cross, the gospels and 12 candlesticks symbolizing Christ and his Apostles. There is a staircase leading to an overhead gallery whose walls are full of mural tablets. Three oil paintings - 'The Holy Trinity', 'The Last Supper' and 'The Enshrouding of Our Lord' - by the English artist A E Harris also adorn the altar. Remains of the Armenian cemetery can be seen in the premises.

Armenian Church is at the north-west corner of Barabazaar, near Howrah Bridge in Kolkata.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kolkata
Location: Kolkata    


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