A remarkable transformation has taken
place since the picture on the left was shot in December
2003*, compared to how the Church at Tangra looks now.
This is solely due to the new, fresh and modern way the
Armenian Church and the Committee in Kolkata are
approaching the refurbishment and modernisation
programme of everything within their jurisdiction which
includes their educational establishments as well as
their churches. The Church has an on-going
refurbishment programme of the Armenian Churches in
India. The Church at
has already undergone extensive renovations and the
Armenian Church in Madras is currently in the process of being
*Photos taken by the Very Rev. Father Oshagan
Gulgulian, Pastor of the Armenian Church, India, who has very generously
donated them to my Armenian graves in India project
The church at Tangra is known as the Holy Trinity Chapel and was
built on the 1st March 1867. The first centenary of the Chapel was
celebrated in March 1968 when a large number of Armenians attended
Holy Mass there. Around the Chapel is an
Armenian cemetery. The oldest grave is that of C.G. Bijohn who
died on the 19th March 1867.
Beside the cemetery, there is a large plot of land in which there is a
pond. The sexton's quarter was built on this plot in 1914 by the
late Manatsakan Mackertich at his own expense.
Click on the dancing skeleton to go
to the Armenian Graves page
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