What is the Basilica of Bom Jesu and why is it important?
Situated in Old Goa, the Basilica of Bom Jesus was built in 1605 AD. The Basilica is home to the tomb and mortal remains of St Francis Xavier and is a monument typical of the classic forms of architecture introduced by the Society of Jesus, otherwise known as the Jesuits.
What is the meaning of the word Basilica?
1 : an oblong building ending in a semicircular apse used in ancient Rome especially for a court of justice and place of public assembly. 2 : an early Christian church building consisting of nave and aisles with clerestory and a large high transept from which an apse projects.
Which is the biggest church in Goa?
Churches and convents of Goa
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Sé Cathedral holds the miraculous cross and is one of the largest cathedrals in Asia.|
|Criteria||Cultural: (ii), (iv), (vi)|
Which is the largest church in India?
A cathedral (from the Greek kathedra (καθέδρα), seat, bench, chair) is a Christian church which contains the seat of a bishop, thus serving as the central church of a diocese. The biggest church in India is “Morning star church” in Velankanni with around a seating capacity of 10,000 people.
Which is the oldest church in India?
It is The first church in India , and St Thomas performed The First baptism in India here, therefore this church is called an Apostolic Church credited to the apostolate of St.
St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Church, Palayoor.
|Palayoor Mar Thoma Major Archiepiscopal Church|
|Direction of façade||West|
|Materials||Lime and Mortar|