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Medak Church, Medak

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City: Medak State: Andhra Pradesh Location: South India Year of Construction: 1914 AD Type of Construction: Modern Type of Building: Church Religion: Christianity Festival: Easter, Christmas and New Year Accomodation: Accomodations are available in hotels and lodges in Medak. Accesibility: Medak is very well connected to the other cities by road. Nearby Cities: Sangareddy, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Siddipet In the Medak town, is the famous Cathedral ouilt with love and crafted to perfection. As the legend goes this church was born out of a famine that struck Medak during world war Reverend Charles Walker Posnett was posted as Reverend at Medak during that time. Moved by the plight of the people due to the unprecedented famine that lasted for three wears, he proposed to build a great church at Medak in the year 1914. It took ton continuous years to complete this beautiful piece of architecture. With its massive dimensions the church can accommodate as many as 5000 people at a time. The Remarkable stained glass work on the huge windows of the church offers a spectacular view during the dav time, which cannot be replicated by artificial lighting. This is the most fascinating feature of the church. It serves as a picture book on the Bible to those who cannot read. Each window is made up of small bits of painted glass which has been 4'lued into a single piece and then delicately set into the stone windows. The window to ,he north which offers a canopy to the altar is very fascinating. It depicts the scene of assertion of Jesus towering above the altar, dwarfing everything as Jesus ascends to leaven. The other two windows decorating the East and West facades depict the scene of the birth of Jesus and his crucifixion. The bells cast especially for the church can be heard from far off. The pinnacle of the church stands at 173ft. The tiles of the church were imported from Italy & the roof has been cast to ensure best acoustics. With its immensity and beauty, this century old church stands out as one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in India.

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