Friday, July 13, 2012

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception

In Hong Kong

When we visited Hong Kong, we attended English Sunday Mass around 9:30AM at this Cathedral and it was a very pleasant scene to see different races of people worshiping the Lord as one. Whether Asian, European, American, African, Australian, Caucasian, White, Black, Brown, Dark, tall and short - all are gathering before the Lord our God.

The Church’s Altar

The first Roman Catholic cathedral of Hong Kong was built in 1843 and was destroyed in a fire in 1859. The cathedral was rebuilt in 1883 and the first Mass was celebrated on 7 December 1888. It was a Cathedral from the time it was built, as the seat of the apostolic vicariate that preceded the establishment of the diocese in 1946; however, it was not consecrated as a cathedral until 1938.

The Cathedral underwent renovation in 2002, and the renovation project was recognized by an Honorable Mention in the 2003 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

See the Church’s interior picture below

The Sacred heart of Jesus on the Left side of the altar

At the back of the altar

On the right side of the altar

The exterior of the Cathedral

How to get there?
The Cathedral is walking distance about 15 to 20 minutes from the Central Station. Take note that the road going there is a bit uphill.

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