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Assam�s oldest cathedral decked up for Christmas

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DIBRUGARH, Dec 23 - As Christians prepare for the Christmas celebrations across the globe, the State�s oldest and largest cathedral, the Sacred Heart Cathedral located in Bishop�s House campus here too is bracing for the festival.

The cathedral and its surroundings have been decked up with glittering lights, ornaments, gifts, colourful flags and balloons, etc. The trees and streets in the campus have also been adorned for the event. The setting up of the traditional Christmas Crib, which is the depiction of the nativity scene of Jesus Christ is also completed.

The grand celebrations will commence from the intervening night of December 24 and 25, 2015. Over 2,000 devotees from near and far are expected to assemble for the proceedings of the Christmas events that would unfold from 10:30 pm on December 24.

�Bishop Joseph Aind will preside over the midnight Holy Eucharistic celebration on December 24 as also at 8:30 am on December 25,� Fr Nicholas Kerketta, Parish Priest of the Cathedral Parish informed. The church is open for the public and families and individuals, irrespective of religious faiths, seeking to offer prayers, can pay obeisance or take part in the celebrations, he said.

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Assam�s oldest cathedral decked up for Christmas

DIBRUGARH, Dec 23 - As Christians prepare for the Christmas celebrations across the globe, the State�s oldest and largest cathedral, the Sacred Heart Cathedral located in Bishop�s House campus here too is bracing for the festival.

The cathedral and its surroundings have been decked up with glittering lights, ornaments, gifts, colourful flags and balloons, etc. The trees and streets in the campus have also been adorned for the event. The setting up of the traditional Christmas Crib, which is the depiction of the nativity scene of Jesus Christ is also completed.

The grand celebrations will commence from the intervening night of December 24 and 25, 2015. Over 2,000 devotees from near and far are expected to assemble for the proceedings of the Christmas events that would unfold from 10:30 pm on December 24.

�Bishop Joseph Aind will preside over the midnight Holy Eucharistic celebration on December 24 as also at 8:30 am on December 25,� Fr Nicholas Kerketta, Parish Priest of the Cathedral Parish informed. The church is open for the public and families and individuals, irrespective of religious faiths, seeking to offer prayers, can pay obeisance or take part in the celebrations, he said.