Velankanni Church Chennai : Places Near Elliots Beach

Velankanni Church Chennai is located in Besant Nagar. It is one of the important monuments of Chennai city.Very Near to Elliots Beach Chennai.
The shrine is of mother Mary who is also worshipped as Lady of Health.
The Velankanni Church is considered as the Mecca of Christians. The importance of the Church is that, it is revered by people belonging to different castes and religions alike.
The church is also known by the name 'Sacred Arogya Matha Church'The Velankanni church Chennai is a beautiful sight.
The church is very tall in that it has tall towers. The church is built with a lot of architectural brilliance. That one can see from Elliots Beach Chennai.There are a lot of practices that are followed by devotees here.

Location of Velankanni Church Chennai:

Beach Rd, Odaimanagar, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Brief History:

Constructing the Shrine was the dream-Child of the late Rev. Fr. P. T. Arulappa of revered memory whose mortal remains are interred here.
He was the then Parish Priest of St. Louis Church, Adyar, who toiled day in and day out to build this Church ably supported by Engineer Msgr J. P. D.'Souza.
It is said that Our Lady appeared in a dream to Rev. Fr. Arulappa and expressed Her desire that a Church be built and dedicated to her honour under the title – ANNAI VAILANKANNI

Places In Velankanni Church Chennai:

Madha Church(Shrine)-
The famous chapel dedicated to the Annai Vailankanni Our Lady of Good Health, Besant Nagar.
This was originally built in 1972. The upper portion of the walls is covered with paintings on the Apparitions of Our Lady of good Health. This was expanded in September 2000.

The big Church (Velankanni Church Chennai)is where regular Sunday Mass, Marriage services and 1st friday & 1st saturday services are conducted.

Mother Mary's Square was constructed in the year 2003 with the intention of visually presenting the four apparitions of Blessed Virgin Mary recognized by the Catholic Church. They are as follows:
Our Lady of Guadalupe (1531)
Our Lady of La Salette (1846)
Our Lady of Lourdes (1858)
Our Lady of Fatima (1917)
People come here to recollect the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and pay homage in the devotion to Our Mother.

The Grotto-The Grotto was constructed in the year 2002.
A banyan tree is the base under which are depicted the 3 Apparitions of Our Lady of Good Health at Vailankanni. Devotees offer sarees in thanksgiving to Annai Vailankanni, which are draped around the statue of Mother Mary.

Adoration Chapel-
Opened in September 2001, this air-conditioned chapel creates and provides a serene atmosphere for people who come here to pray to the Eucharistic Lord.
It is open to the faithful from 7:00am. to 8:30pm. on all days. Every Thursday special Adoration service take place in the evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm
. During the rest of the day the chapel is open for personal prayer, meditation and reflection.

Mass Prayers:
Weekdays(Mon to Fri)
06:30 a.m. Tamil
11:00 a.m. Tamil
06:00 p.m. Tamil

First Friday
06:30 a.m. Tamil
07:30 a.m. English
11:00 a.m. Tamil
06:00 p.m. Adoration & Mass in English in the small Church
06:00 p.m. Adoration & Mass in Tamil in the big Church
06:15 a.m. Tamil
07:30 a.m. English
11:00 a.m. Tamil
06:00 p.m. Tamil

First Saturday
05:30 a.m. Tamil
06:30 a.m. Tamil
07:30 a.m. English
10:30 a.m. Tamil
12:00 noon Tamil
05:15 p.m. Tamil

04:00 a.m. Tamil
(1st Sundays) 06:15 a.m. Tamil
07:45 a.m. English
(for children) 07:45 a.m. English
09:00 a.m. Tamil
(for children)09:00 a.m. Tamil
10:30 a.m. Malayalam
(2nd Sunday)12:00 noon Tamil
05:30 p.m. Tamil
06:30 p.m. English

No Wonder Velankanni Church Chennai Is a Place To visit Once you come on a trip to Elliots Beach Chennai.

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