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Our Lady of Dolours’ Church, Marine Lines, Mumbai 6

Some of the round porthole-like stained-glass windows:

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More stained-glass windows in Our Lady of Dolours’ Church:

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Here are photos of stained-glass windows in Our Lady of Dolours’ Church:

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Some of the idols in Our Lady of Dolours’ Church…

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Since my visit to Our Lady of Dolours’ Church was not during church hours, it was empty and the existing light through the windows which were closed was not enough. Still, the photos I took seem to have turned out well: the loneliness of Christ, a painting of the Lamentation of Christ (which is supposed to be well over 100 years old), and the locked ambry.

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Our Lady of Dolours’ Church in Marine Lines in South Mumbai has a long history, but the Church that stands on Maharshi Karve Marg in Marine Lines (earlier called Sonapur) today was established in 1941 when the Archdiocese of Bombay reorganised the parishes and the parish of Our Lady of Dolours’ came into being. With it came the Cross which is located at Cross Maidan, a 20-minute walk farther south on M G Road, near Metro Cinema.

A Church booklet that Father Jerome shared with me states that the Confraternity of Our Lady was established in 1913 (that would make Our Lady of Dolours’ Church 102 years old), and the Cross, now at Cross Maidan, was built when the city was under Portuguese rule in the 16th century. Our Lady of Dolours’ Church had originally been a chapel, hence it’s not large in size.

Over the next few days, I’ll post photos of Our Lady of Dolours’ Church in Marine Lines in Mumbai – starting with these photos:

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