HomeBlogs Kelahiran Santa Perawan Maria Church Kelahiran Santa Perawan Maria Church in Surabayais The Roman
Catholic Church of Kelahiran Santa Perawan Maria, which in its
development is also, recognized with The Roman Catholic Kepanjen. This
name is more knowledgeable because this church location resides in
Kepanjen Street number 4-6 Surabaya. The Church that being built in
1899 is the eldest church in Surabaya, but has just been applied one
year then post it development. This postponement is caused by the
church function, which have time to be displaced functioned as field
hospital to overcome cholera epidemic.
After Pastor Waanders had passed away, there is Pastor Moonen Pr,
one of three imams who invited by Mgr. Vrancken, to went to Surabaya.
Pastor Moonen arrives at Jakarta on 13 Augusts 1847. His attention
focused in constructing children, particularly they being leaved by
their old fellow. In consequence, in 1856 it was built SSV, which its
name is known as ” Relief Fund of Santo Vincentius”. Second mission is
restoration of church, its cost got from church cash, contribution of
believer and the subsidy from government. Besides that, he also bought
organ and altar delivering from Kota’s Bosch, but what a pity because
its engraving and relief pictures is triturated in its journey.
Kelahiran Santa Perawan Maria Church in SurabayaIn 1889, Pastor CWJ
WENNEKER bought a piece of land in Tempelstraat (now kepanjen street).
This front of Nurse Ursulin land is bought with the price of 8815
Guilders. On its development of ‘Paroki Kelahiran’ the Paroki Pastor at
that moment is Pastor Van Santen SJ cope firm to make up a purse to
realize the development of church. In 1866, Pater Van Der Hagen bought
the manse land after lifted become pastor and superior to replace Pater
Palinckx who moved to Yogyakarta to build new ‘stasi’. This building is
designed length wisely direction of west – east with architecture
pattern new gothic.
First stone had done by Pastor PJ Van Santen on 19 Augusts 1899. It is
estimated the development of this church finish cost about 165000
guilders. On 5 Augusts 1900, Mgr Edmundus Sybrandus Luypen blessed the
church that being dedicated to Mother Marry.
The architect of gothic Church is a Dutch, Westmaes. There is
resemblance of this church with church Jean Baptiste Antoine, Lassus,
St. Jean Baptiste de Belleville Paris that built in 1854.
The Idiosyncrasy of gothic pattern is window form, door and curved roof
upward and form corner. Besides sharp-pointed roof that quickening the
fall of rainwater.