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- October 17, 2017 -

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In Pictures: China's First Bilingual Christian Church by Dushu Lake, SIP

By Pauline Petro
on March 17, 2017 05:03 AM

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    Dushu Lake Christian Church(file photo): The church complex is of typical Gothic architectural design featuring pointed arch, ribbed vault, and flying buttress while the interior is characterized by verticality and light.
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    Dushu Lake Christian Church(file photo): At the main chapel, all the believers, old and young, Chinese and foreign, listened attentively to the sermon and followed the instructions of the parson in praying and singing.(credit: SIP)
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    Five Giant Bells Toll Up Blessings : There are five gigantic bells in Dushu Lake Christian Church in Suzhou Industrial Park, modeled after the time-honored bell of Notre Dame and carved with the classic poetry of the Bible in Greek, English and Chinese languages. The biggest of them weighs a whole ton, and each of the other four weighs over 600 jin, or 300 kilos. (credit: SIP)
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    The Cross in Water: Echoing with Lion Hill Christian Church amidst mountain scenery in Suzhou New District, the newly-erected water-borne Cross of Dushu Lake Christian Church in Suzhou Industrial Park imparts an air of magnificence and sublimity of lakeshore architecture.(credit: SIP)
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    Window painting of Biblical characters series: The church complex is of typical Gothic architectural design featuring pointed arch, ribbed vault, and flying buttress while the interior is characterized by verticality and light.(credit: SIP)
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    The Chapel: At the main chapel, all the believers, old and young, Chinese and foreign, listened attentively to the sermon and followed the instructions of the parson in praying and singing. (credit: SIP)
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    Colorful stained glass: The church complex is of typical Gothic architectural design featuring pointed arch, ribbed vault, and flying buttress while the interior is characterized by verticality and light.(credit: SIP)
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    Dome: The church complex is of typical Gothic architectural design featuring pointed arch, ribbed vault, and flying buttress while the interior is characterized by verticality and light.(credit: SIP)
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    Cathedral: The 51-meter-tall lakeside church is a 39-million-yuan project with a floorage of 5,600 square meters and a capacity for 2,100 church goers.(credit: SIP)
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