Holy Trinity Cathedral, Yangon

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Holy Trinity Cathedral in 2015
Holy Trinity Cathedral in 1890s

Holy Trinity Cathedral (Burmese: သန့်ရှင်းသော တြိနတိ ကသီဒြယ်, IPA: [θa̰ɴʃɪ́ɴ ðɔ́ tɹḭnətḭ kəθìdɹɛ̀]) is the primary Anglican cathedral in Myanmar (Burma), located on Bogyoke Aung San Road (next to Bogyoke Aung San Market) in Latha Township, Yangon.

The cathedral was designed by Robert Chisholm, a Madras-based architect, in the Indo-Saracenic style to adapt to warm and humid conditions.[1] Construction began in 1886, with the laying of the foundation stone by Lord Dufferin, the Viceroy of India, and was completed in 1894.[2] The pipe organ was destroyed during the Second World War and could not be restored so an electric substitute organ was installed. The stained glass windows were repaired in 2003.[3] The cathedral is listed on the Yangon City Heritage List.[4] The cathedral is located next to a formerly associated missionary school, Basic Education High School No. 2 Pabedan (formerly Saint Mary's School).

Cathedral Church, Yangon

The current Vicar/Dean, the Very Rev'd Reginald Bennett, is also on the faculty of Holy Cross Theological College, 104 Inya Laan, Yangon. The cathedral has historically strong connections with the British military regiments who were in occupation during the period of the British Empire. Here are several wall tabletures in memoriam of the deaths of many young members of the military although the well kept surrounding gardens do not contain any burials.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Jan; Robert Fermor-Hesketh (1986). Architecture of the British Empire. Vendome Press. p. 176. 
  2. ^ http://www.talesofasia.com/rs-41-myanmar.htm
  3. ^ James, Richard Rhodes (2007). The Road From Mandalay: A Journey in the Shadow of the East. AuthorHouse. p. 293. ISBN 978-1-4343-1224-2. 
  4. ^ http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/myanmartimes/no87/New/14.htm

Coordinates: 16°46′48.12″N 96°9′13.81″E / 16.7800333°N 96.1538361°E / 16.7800333; 96.1538361