Because of its unique Gothic architectural characteristics, the church has conquered the hearts of many people with a unique artistic beauty. So what are the domestic churches? Here is an inventory of domestic churches. Let ’s take a look.
What are the domestic churches
St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong
Hong Kong St. John's Cathedral, or ST.JOHN'S CATHEDRAL, commonly known as the Cathedral, is located on Garden Road. It was founded in 1847 and was completed in 1849. It is the earliest Christian church in Hong Kong. It is the centre of Christianity in Hong Kong, the main church of the Anglican Church in Hong Kong and Macau, and the oldest English church in the Far East. During the expansion in 1865, it became what it is today. During World War II, the Japanese army used the church as its headquarters. St. John's Cathedral is located on Garden Road in Central. It is now the oldest English church in the Far East. It was built in 1847. It is a Gothic building with four small spires on a majestic stone tower. Long arched windows contrast with round windows. It is about 20 meters high. The surroundings are peaceful.
Yunnan Cizhong Church
On May 25, 2006, Cizhong Church is the sixth national cultural relics protection unit, located in Yanmen Township, Deqin County, Yunnan Province. It was founded in Tongzhi, Qing Dynasty for six years (1867), originally in Zigu Village, and was presided over by the French missionaries. In the eighteenth year of Guangxu (1892), it was burned by the masses. After that, it pointed to the land and forced labor and silver. It was moved to Cizhong for reconstruction in the twenty-sixth year of Guangxu (1900). The church includes a gate, a front yard, a sanctuary, a backyard, an orchard, a vegetable garden, a vineyard, and a paddy field. The main building sits west to east and is a combination of Chinese and Western styles. The gate is made of brick, resembling a pavilion, with three floors, a passage below, a pavilion with apex, and a cross.
St. Michael's Cathedral, Qiqihar
St. Michael's Catholic Church is the largest Catholic church in Qiqihar. It is located in Haishan Hutong, Longsha District, Qiqihar. It is the main building in the Catholic Church of Heilongjiang. In 1930, it was built by the then Bishop Ying Hefu of the Heilongjiang Catholic District. The church covers an area of 1,250 square meters. The main tower is 43 meters high, with a cross at the top of 1.75 meters. Under the cross is the bell tower. The bell tower is lined with long, cross-shaped windows made of five-color pattern glass. The ground floor of the church is the lobby (church), with a sacrificial altar at the north end and Catholic legendary murals painted on the walls. The church suffered several calamities in history and was severely damaged during the Cultural Revolution. With the reform and opening up and the implementation of ethnic and religious policies, the current property rights and use rights have returned to Qiqihar Catholic Patriotic Association. With its brand-new appearance, St. Miller Church has become an important place for Catholic activities, and it has also become an important scenic spot for tourism in Qiqihar.
Hagia Sophia Church
The Hagia Sophia is located on Harbin Street in Daoli District, Harbin. It is a landmark of Harbin. It is humorously called "onion head" because of its tall green dome. The church was built in March of the thirty-three years (1907) of the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty. It was originally a chapel when the Middle East Railway was built for the Fourth Infantry Division of Eastern Siberia, Russia. Based on this, it has been modified and designed by different architects, and it is now the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East. The church is 53.35 meters high and covers an area of 721 square meters. It is a typical representative of Byzantine architecture and has now become the Harbin Museum of Architectural Art visited by travelers. There are 7 bronze bells on the top of the front of the church, which correspond to the 7 notes in the music. With the trained bell-ringer, the frustrating bells can spread throughout the city. In the early morning of Sunday, at sunset, the church bell rings, making Harbin, a famous eastern city in the eastern country, shrouded in a strong European religious atmosphere.
Baoan Catholic Church
Bao'an Catholic Jesus King's Church People often call it Bao'an Catholic Church. It is located at No. 469, Shangchuan Road, District 71, Bao'an District, Shenzhen. It was completed in November 2010. The construction site is 2735 square meters. The architectural style is that the main body has two spires soaring high, the highest position is 64 meters. In the middle of the church is a Jesus with open arms, as if hugging the world. In the courtyard facing the church, there is a pool. In the cave on the top of the pool is a statue of Our Lady of Luther, and two gold glittering statues in the middle of the pool record the moment when the Prophet John baptized Jesus. The baptismal holy water poured down has been flowing all the time.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Sheshan is located on Sheshan in Songjiang District, hence its name, also known as Sheshan Catholic Church. Including Sun Yat-sen Church and Hilltop Lobby. The Church of Sun Yat-sen was built in 1894, and the foundation of the Peak Hall was laid in 1925. It was officially completed in 1935. The summit lobby was designed by Portuguese Jesuit Jesuit Ye Zhaochang, and the building has a Roman transitional style. The bell tower is 38 meters high, the roof of the hall is 17 meters high, and the east-west length is 56 meters. The widest place is 25, which can accommodate more than 3,000 people. On the top dome is a bronze statue of Jesus Christ. Zhongshan Church has built the "Three Holy Pavilions" such as Our Lady's Pavilion, Sacred Heart Pavilion, and Joseph Pavilion. From the Zhongshan Church to the summit lobby, there are 14 Stations of the Cross.