History of St.Marks Cathedral
St. Marks Cathedral was founded in 1808 and was completed in 1812.
The Bishop of Calcutta consecrated this Cathedral in 1816. This Cathedral is a beautiful colonial structure having a graceful dome over a semicircular chancel that transports the visitor almost immediately into tranquillity. Roman archers along the walls are one of the most beautiful features of the Cathedral. It has one of the best-maintained external bells and is also amongst the youngest. This cathedral was modeled along the lines of the 17th-century St Pauls Cathedral.
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The new structure is known for its stained glass work. The church is named after St.Mark who was believed to have been the first Gospel writer.
St. Mark completed its 200 years and Bicentenary celebrations tool place by launching various programs during the year 2007-2008.
The term stained glass can refer to coloured glass as a material or to works created from it. Throughout its thousand-year history, the term has been applied almost exclusively to the windows of churches, mosques and other significant buildings.
Stained glass, as an art and a craft, requires the artistic skill to conceive an appropriate and workable design, and the engineering skills to assemble the piece. A window must fit snugly into the space for which it is made, must resist wind and rain, and also, especially in the larger windows, must support its own weight. Thanks to Arun Kumar for helping
Here are some images of the Church
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