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St Joseph’s Cathedral Hanoi


40 Nha Chung street, Hoan Kiem dist, Hanoi

Saint Joseph’s Cathedral Hanoi is a Roman Catholic cathedral with Gothic style, which was built about 120 years ago. Now the St Joseph’s Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Archdiocese of Hanoi. This is also an old church in Hanoi city, often take place the religious activities of the parishioners of Hanoi.

st joseph's cathedral hanoi

Hanoi Cathedral was built by the French on the old ground of Bao Thien pagoda, a pagoda under the reign of King Ly Thanh Tong. By the end of the nineteenth century (1884), the church was designed and constructed by Bishop Puginier. In 1887 the church was completed and the inauguration was held on Christmas that year.

The dome of the cathedral follows the Gothic style and the design of the Paris Cathedral. It is 64.5m long, 20.5m wide, and has two prominent 31.5m high bell towers. From doors, stained glass windows to religious paintings decorated with Western styles, the entire cathedral is transparent; the main part of the interior is decorated in Vietnamese style, with two typical colors: yellow and red. Outside, in front of the cathedral is a metal statue of Mother Maria.

st joseph's cathedral hanoi

The first Christmas was held in Hanoi at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in 1887. Since then, the cathedral has always been crowded with hundreds of people, both Christians and non-Christians, on weekends or during religious holidays such as Christmas.

st joseph's cathedral hanoi

From the outside, St. Joseph’s Cathedral appears to have been worn by faded paint and green moss. However, when entering the indoor area, you will be surprised by the eternally existing very modern architecture.

st joseph's cathedral hanoi

St Joseph’s cathedral Hanoi is also one of the centers of catholic activities in Hanoi and surrounding provinces. It has 2 Masses everyday and 7 Masses on Sunday.  Besides, the cathedral also organizes the Jesus Saint Celebrations for the General Diocese of Hanoi City on March 19 every year.

Daily Mass (Monday to Friday): 5.30 and 18.15
Saturday Mass: 18.00
Sunday Mass: 5.00, 7.00, 9.00, 10.30 (French), 16.00 (Children), 18.00, 20,00.

  • Yen Ping December 11, 2018

    Hello. What time is the English mass at ST JOSEPH’S CATHEDRAL on Christmas Eve 2018 scheduled ?

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