Mumbai: Feast of St. John the Baptist celebrated at the ruins of 500 years old church

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By Rons Bantwal
Bellevision Media Network

Mumbai, 11 May 2015: People Celebrated the Feast of St. John the Baptist in the 500 Year old ruins of Seepz Church at Seepz MIDC, Andheri East on 10 May 2015. This ancient Church has an interesting history.







Nearly 500 years ago, in the 16th century, the foremost Portuguese Missionaries are known to have arrived in the region. In the year 1579, they had created here a large church dedicated to St. John the Baptist that was opened to the public worship the same year.


However, after the village was struck by famine the big church was abandoned in 1840 and the then vicar of Kondivita transferred the church, including its baptismal font, pillars and altars to a new church at the nearby Marol village. Nature was quick to set in as dense vegetation began to cover up the church, enhancing the beauty of the structure. Christians from all over Mumbai visit the church  every year.



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