1718 church in Tranquebar

I didn’t know about this church till I was there. Was a surprise to know that the first protestant missionary to south-east Asia, Bartholomaus Ziegenbalg , had come here and what more, he built a church too. That church “New Jerusalem Church” still remains and the mass is still conducted there on every Sunday. I was lucky to be there on a Sunday and attended the mass there. Took some photos,  which also has lot of information.

1718 new jerusalem church, Tranquebar

The Church

 

1718 new jerusalem church, Tranquebar

A plaque in the pulpit

 

1718 new jerusalem church, Tranquebar

Important events in the church

 

1718 new jerusalem church, Tranquebar

The man himself – Bartholomaus Ziegenbalg

 

1718 new jerusalem church in tranquebar

You can see this in the floor of the church, in front of the pulpit

1718 new jerusalem church in tranquebar

Inside the church

1718 new jerusalem church in tranquebar

 

Of course the church is old, but the Gospel does not change 🙂

 

Other places to see in Tranquebar:

  1. Danish fort museum
  2. Danish Governor’s Bungalow
  3. Danish Land gate
  4. A 3-Gopuram temple, 2 of which are already submerged in the sea.
  5. Tranquebar maritime museum, setup after the Tsunami of 2004 by Danes

 

cheers


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