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“A very Special Church”

Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni
Ranked #3 of 56 things to do in Medan
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

From the outside of the church, it looks like a indian temple but it is actualy a catholic church. On the side of the wall, it painted what God had created in the first 7 days. There are also holywater at the side that you can collect and drink them. This is definitely a place worth visiting.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is one church that you have to visit with a very unique architectural design with amazing Biblical paintings.
The building design and structure depits all the religions under 1 roof.

2  Thank Rowena A
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Catholic Church was located at Medan Sunggal area, easy access. Parking lot was wide enough to fit many vehicles.

It had a Mogul architecture, very unique and beautiful, in the midst of Medan Malay culture. The Church building and area were full of Biblical symbols. There were seven colors dominating the outer building: black, grey, white, red, green, blue and golden yellow. Each color had deep meaning: Black for Sin/Darkness, Grey for Repentance, White for Holiness, Red for Self-Sacrifice, Green for Life, Blue for Heaven and Golden Yellow for Divine Glory. Or, "Sinful man, through Repentance, through Self-Sacrifice, can have his true Life, to become Holy like God, to enter Heaven and eternal Glory."

Once entering the entrance gate, on the asphalt surface, we could see a human figure in black, prostrating and outstretching his arms, symbolizing humility and repentance. Then, in front of the Church building, there was a fountain, symbolizing Jacob's Well. The church's exterior and interior was full of reliefs, paintings and ornaments. Stories from Bible, Saints, Angels, Apostles, and of course, The Christ. Very beautiful and deep. There was also natural spring inside the Maria chapel, at the bottom of statue. The spring's water was to have a healing quality.

This is a place for pilgrimage, journey for the Soul ...

2  Thank n0ni
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Really unique Catholic Church.

At first our driver bring us there because he thought it is a Hindu Temple.

The Church have a nice architecture.

2  Thank -mikhairov-
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

there is pure water that we can bring home, its fresh water, we don't have to cook it, we can dreink it directly

1  Thank dessispr
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