Less Famous Brethren

Less Famous Brethren – Chennai’s Armenian Church: If you are visiting Chennai and seek directions to the famous church, you would in most cases will end up at the St Thomas Cathedral unless you ask someone like me and will find yourself knocking the door at Armenian Church located in a tiny dirty lane and waiting for the old care-taker to open the doors and let you in.

One step in, you will be engulfed with so much of serenity and peace. With no single Armenian left in Chennai the erstwhile Madras city, some benefactor has taken lots of pain and spent funds to keep this heritage beautiful structure built in 1772 to remain in a condition for people to appreciate. The crumbling structure needs much more and perhaps need some miracle to sustain for long.

The painting of Virgin Mary is magical and  exudes positive vibrations. You perhaps will be the only visitor out there and would suggest you make the most of it. If nothing else sit in the pews and pray, it’s a beautiful experience👍


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