The Cathedral Church of the Redemption – New Delhi, India

This church is located east of Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is also sometimes known as the Viceroy Church. It derives it’s name from Palladio’s church, Il Redentore in Venice. The Cathedral Church of the Redemption is a part of the Delhi diocese of the Church of North India. The church traces it’s origins…

Immaculate Conception Cathedral – Victoria, Seychelles

Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception This cathedral is the mother church of the Catholic Diocese of the Seychelles. It was built on the site of Father Leon of Avanchers’ vault in 1892. It is one of the Seychelles earliest churches and underwent a major refurbishment from 1993-95. The cathedral is built in the…

St. Paul’s Cathedral – Victoria, Seychelles

This cathedral is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Seychelles and the seat of the Bishop of Seychelles. The cathedral was founded in 1859 by the first Bishop of Mauritius, Vincent William Ryan. Due to the ever increasing congregation, it was decided to rebuild the cathedral and this happened between 2001-04.

St. Barbara’s Church – Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

Chrám svaté Barbory This is a Roman Catholic church in Kutná Hora in the style of a cathedral. It is dedicated to St. Barbara who is the patron saint of miners (amongst others), which is quite appropriate for a town whose wealth was based entirely on it’s silver mines. Construction began in 1388 but due…

Sedlec Ossuary – Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

The Cemetery Church of All Saints with the Ossuary The church was built in the cemetery grounds of Sedlec Cathedral around 1400. The church was built with an upper vaulted level and a lower chapel to be used as an ossuary for the mass graved unearthed during it’s construction or those marked for destruction to…

Sedlec Cathedral – Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady and St. John the Baptist This is the oldest Cistercian cathedral in Bohemia and dates back to 1142 when it was founded by monks from Waldsassen Abbey in Bavaria. This was the time of the largest expansion of the Cistercian Order. The abbey was originally built in the…

Santo Niño Basilica – Cebu, Philippines

Basílica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebú The Santo Niño Basilica was founded in 1565 and is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the country. It is built on the spot where the image of the Santo Niño de Cebú was found during the expedition of Miguel López de Legazpi. The icon, a statuette of…

Manila Cathedral, Philippines

Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Manila Cathedral and Basilica is located in Intramuros, the historic walled city located within today’s modern city of Manila. The cathedral serves as the episcopal see for the Archbishop of Manila and is considered as the Mother Church of the Philippines along with the Basilica of…

St. Mark’s Cathedral – Bangalore, India

This cathedral was founded in 1808 and the current building dates from 1927. It is built in the English Baroque style and was inspired by St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. It is the mother church of the Diocese of Central Karnataka of the Church of Southern India. It is located at the west end of…

St. John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong

Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist This is the oldest Anglican church in the Far East. It is the cathedral of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island and the mother church to the Province of Hong Kong and Macau. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Hong Kong. The cathedral’s foundation stone was…