Hanoi Cathedral

Hanoi Cathedral
Hanoi Cathedral
Hanoi Cathedral (official name: St. Joseph Cathedral) is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hanoi city, where the archbishop's throne. It is also an ancient church in the city, often going the religious life of the laity of the Archdiocese of Hanoi.
Originally, this church called St. Joseph's Cathedral (Saint Joseph) due in 1678, Pope Innocent XI canonized St. Joseph (foster father of Jesus) as the patron saint of Vietnam and neighboring countries . Therefore, the largest cathedral in Hanoi was enthroned as the "Cathedral of St. Joseph the glass." The inauguration ceremony was held right in the Christmas Pig (1887).
The current church is located at 40 Nha Chung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, is located on a large land area, adjacent to the archdiocese of Hanoi, Joseph Seminary in Ha Noi, Ha The Lovers of the Cross Cabinet.
The church was designed in the Gothic style of medieval Europe, was popular in the 12th century and the Renaissance in Europe, made ​​in the form of the Notre Dame Cathedral Paris with curved arches, wide, oriented sky. Materials of construction of the church is terracotta tiles, walls plastered with paper mulch. The church has a length of 64.5 m, 20.5 m wide and 31.5 m high bell tower two with four corner pillars to severe. Atop the stone crucifix.
The lobby of the church, there is a large door, two small front two towers. The doors and windows were all pointed in the art book Gothique, combined with a sharp DOORS Holy paintings and stained glass are beautiful harmony to create the natural light inside the church. Zone sanctuary is decorated in traditional folk art, carved wooden flowers trimmed with gold lacquer very unique sophisticated. At the time the main building with a statue of St. Joseph with higher clay 2m.
The church also has a bell west, including four small bells and one big bell deck, especially large clock mounted between the front of the church. Report engraved clock, clock, alarm system are linked with 5 bells hung on two towers.
Central square in front of the church of Our Lady of metal stations, churches around the procession, flower beds, rear cave. Currently the entire space and landscape crowded church by urban development, losing matches to massive church.
Hanoi Cathedral is the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hanoi, is one of the centers of active Catholics in Hanoi and the surrounding areas. Weekdays, 2 churches Mass, Sunday Mass 7. Also, the church also celebrated Holy Communion Patron of the Hanoi Archdiocese of St. Joseph on March 19 every year.

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