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St. Philomena's Church of Mysore
St. Philomena's Church of Mysore
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St. Philomena's Church . An inscription of the time reads, ”In the name of that only God – the universal Lord who creates, protects, and reigns over the universe of Light, the mundane world and the assemblage of all created lives – this church is built 1843 years after the incarnation of Jesus Christ, the Enlightenment of the World, as man”
Saint Philomena ( venerated as a virgin martyr saint of the Catholic Church in the 19th century ) is said to have been a young Greek princess martyred in the 4th century.
In 1926, TRV Thamboo Chetty, the Diwan and Chief Justice of the then Mysore kingdom under Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, brought a relic (image) of saint Philomena from Peter Pisani, Apostolic Delegate of the East Indies. You can see this image in the catacomb located beneath the altar.

 

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