The church in a small town   5 comments


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The church in a small town of Balik Pulau, Penang
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Though Malaysia has Islam as the Official Religion of the country, the non-Muslim section of the Malaysian population also practise other religions like Christianity, Hinduism. Buddhism, Taoism, Sikhism and others. I am a Buddhist who also observe Taoist rituals and prayers due to traditional ancestral belief.

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Balik Pulau (literally meaning “back of the island” in Malay) is a town in Southwestern part of Penang Island, Malaysia. The town is most famous for natural local agricultural produce like Durians and Nutmegs. A visit to the town will be incomplete if there is no visit to the wet market and food court for the food like laksa, pasembur, and nutmeg juice.
However, Monday is not a good day to visit this town for my recent trip here as most stalls selling pickled fruits, fish fritters, spicy potato chips, belachan, and local procusts are closed for the day for rest. Anyway, my main objective in Balik Pulau was to shoot the wall murals and other interesting places like the Church.
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The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus is the mother church of the Society of Jesus.
Church of the Holy Name of Jesus or Holy Name of Jesus Church or close variations may also refer to:
Malaysia
Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, Penang, a church in Balik Pulau, Penang.
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Apart from:-
United Kingdom
Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, Manchester, a Grade I listed building in England
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United States
Holy Name of Jesus Church (San Francisco), a parish of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, California
Holy Name of Jesus Parish (Stamford, Connecticut), a church in Stamford, Connecticut
Holy Name of Jesus Church (Stratford, Connecticut), a church in Stratford, Connecticut
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church (Indialantic, Florida), a Roman Catholic parish
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church (Henderson, Kentucky), a Catholic parish
Most Holy Name of Jesus Church (New Orleans), a Catholic parish
Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, a church in New York City
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List of parishes in the Diocese of Penang

These are the list of parishes in the diocese. They are divided into 3 deaneries, namely Penang Island Deanery, Northern Region Deanery and Perak State Deanery. All parishes and their churches are listed. Chapels are not listed.
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Penang Island Deanery
Cathedral Of The Holy Spirit, Green Lane
Church of Divine Mercy (Christian Community Centre), Sungai Ara
City Parish, George Town
Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Jalan Macalister (parish centre)
Church of the Assumption, Lebuh Farquhar
Church of St. Francis Xavier, Jalan Penang
Church of St. John Britto, Sungai Pinang
Church Of The Immaculate Conception, Pulau Tikus
Church Of The Risen Christ, Air Itam
Church Of The Holy Name Of Jesus, Balik Pulau

Inserted by SP Lim
From Wikipedia.
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5 responses to “The church in a small town

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  1. This is so beautiful church. Especially in the last photograph I loved the colourful image. Thank you dear Penang, Love, nia

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  2. Reblogged this on LIFE SE ASIA MAGAZINE .

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  3. I adodre all the pics in this post, very fantastic

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  4. Thank you but the only set-back I cannot read your blog in French? Hopefully the translator helps.

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