St. Theresa's Cathedral, Changchun
St. Theresa's Cathedral of Changchun (in Chinese: 长春圣德肋撒教堂) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Changchun, Jilin Province, China. It is also called Changchun City Catholic Church or St. Theresa's Diocesan Cathedral (Chinese: 圣德肋撒主教座堂) in Changchun because the bishop of Jilin Diocese moved here in 1994, from Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral of Jilin City.
A Brief history
Its brief history is as follows:
- 1895: A French father arrived in the Changchun area, spreading the Good news
- 1898: A church was built at the present site
- 1912: A school was built next to the church, which is now Changchun City's No. 104 Middle School
- 1930: The construction of a cathedral was started and completed two years later
- Since 1959: as the Dioceses in China were made to match the political Provinces, there have been seven bishops in Jilin Diocese, of whom three were French and the rest were Chinese.
- 1969-1979: During the Cultural Revolution, all religiuous activities stopped. The cathedral was used as a storage of books, and a fire in 1979 abolished the cathedral building, except the front side (entrance)
- 1994: The bishop of Jilin Diocese moved here, from Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral (Chinese: 耶稣圣心教堂) in Jilin City.
- 2008: The re-building of the cathedral was completed. Rededication ceremonies held in December.
- Christianity and Catholicism
- Christianity in China
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- List of Catholic cathedrals in China
- Catholic churches in Northeast China:
- Dalian Catholic Church, Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral of Shenyang, St. Theresa's Cathedral of Changchun, Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral of Harbin, etc.
- Yuguang Street Church, Dongguan Church, Changchun Christian Church, Harbin Nangang Christian Church, etc
- The Re-dedication of St. Theresa's Cathedral of Changchun (12/02/2008)[permanent dead link] (in Chinese)
- Changchun Catholic Church (in Chinese)