Best Churches In India To Attend Midnight Mass On Christmas Eve

Let this Christmas be very special welcoming baby Jesus

 
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India celebrates unity in diversity, and India is celebrated because it is unified and diverse. People of myriad religions live here together, and though peace may not have resided among the people all the time, the advent of Christmas brings along with it nothing but the good wishes and mirth. Happiness is always alive in the air, and Santa makes it perfect by spreading the cheer around.

Cake, wine, and other delectable delicacies are what unites everyone in the happy spirit of Christmas because when it comes to food, we should have no religion. However, there is yet another thing that binds us together, and that is the midnight mass held in innumerable churches on Christmas Eve. Mass is the service of worship, paying homage to the birth of Jesus.

Here is a list of the places where you can go and enjoy the midnight mass on Christmas Eve:

St Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata – The Spirit Of Divinity Reigns Here

This majestic architectural structure sits right in the heart of the city
This majestic architectural structure sits right in the heart of the city

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There s nothing more peaceful than the streets decorated with lights and spreading Christmassy feelings all across the city. St Paul’s Cathedral in Kolkata is one such place where you can go for a midnight mass. It is a beautiful place to spend your Christmas Eve at. You will the whole population of Anglo Indians in Kolkata here on Christmas Eve.

Mount Mary’s Basilica, Mumbai – Visit This Place For Its Serenity

This church is a must-visit for the special Christmas experience
This church is a must-visit for the special Christmas experience

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Situated in Bandra, Mount Mary’s Basilica is one of the most famous churches in the city. This place is blissful in its own serenity and the air of calmness around it is what steals the attention. At 11:30 pm sharp, the carols start in this 100-year-old church. If you are in Mumbai, this is the place where you should be on Christmas Eve.

St Mary’s Basilica, Bangalore – Lose Yourself In The Christmas Spirit

Be here to visit a grand celebration of the Christmas
Be here to visit a grand celebration of the Christmas

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Bangalore is not all about the hustle and bustle and the rush of city life. Shivaji Nagar houses the oldest church of this IT hub. This Church has a huge number of visitors on any normal day, and on Christmas Eve, it is a must that you visit this place to attend the midnight mass. Though the place gets crowded, it is a welcoming crowd, and that Mother Mary is sure to grant all your prayers is strongly believed by the devotees.

Se Cathedral Church, Goa – Vibrancy And Vitality Reigns Here

Get to experience the divine verve of Goa when you are here for Christmas
Get to experience the divine verve of Goa when you are here for Christmas

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Goa is known for its colorful and vibrant celebrations of Christmas. Amidst all the beach parties, scented candles, and the impressive fireworks, there is something more which will make you fall in love with the place even more. The Se Cathedral Church is situated in old Goa, on the banks of the Mandovi River. This place is famous for its midnight mass on Christmas Eve. The intricate interior decoration and the illustrious bell of the church is what is breathtaking.

Church of Our Lady of Angels, Puducherry – The Beautiful Architecture

Just the sight of this lovely church fills you up with religiousness
Just the sight of this lovely church fills you up with religiousness

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Situated at Vasanth Nagar in Puducherry, this is the only church in India which offers masses in three languages – French, English, and Tamil. Midnight mass in this church is a huge deal. This beautiful church fits a huge number of people and a large number of people pay a visit here to welcome Christmas wholeheartedly.

So, this Christmas, do make it a point to visit at least one of these places.