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Cathedral of The Sacred Heart is a famous church in New Delhi.

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Delhi

Cathedral of The Sacred HeartCathedral of The Sacred Heart is situated near the Gol Post Office in New Delhi. Father Luke, from Franciscan First Order founded by St. Francis of Assisi, wanted to build a church in Delhi. So, he purchased the land near the Gol Post Office for the purpose. Henry Medd, a collaborator of Sir Edwin Lutyens and the designer of the Church of Redemption for the Anglicans, designed and constructed Sacred Heart Cathedral of Delhi. Teachings of Jesus are preached in the church throughout the year.

Two major festivities are organized at the Church of the Sacred Heart at the time of Easter and Christmas. On Christmas Eve, the Christmas vigil service is held at the Cathedral an hour before midnight. One of the most significant celebrations at the Church is the 'Feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth'. Church of the Sacred Heart receives donations from devotees on a frequent basis. All the donations received so are spent on buying blankets and other warm clothing for the poor pavement dwellers.

Located between the two catholic convent schools of Saint Columbus and Convent of Jesus and Mary, Sacred Heart Church sprawls over an area of 14 acres. The construction of the church began in the year 1929 and it took approximately fours years to complete the entire construction work. The main altar of the Cathedral of The Sacred Heart, made up of pure marble, was received in donation from Sir Anthony de Mello. Bell, vestments and altar furniture were received from Archbishop of Agra and the other things from the rich British officers.

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