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Ganjuran Church, Bantul

The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, also known as the Ganjuran Church, is a Roman Catholic church located in Ganjuran, Bantul, Java, Indonesia. It is the oldest church in its administrative regency.The church was established on 16 April 1924 by the Schmutzer family, who owned a sugar factory in the area. From a total of 25 Catholics in the area in 1922, the congregation has expanded to 8,000 in 2011. The building has seen many modifications, including a reconstruction after the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake. Much critical commentary has been made on its Javanese design, and the church continues to include Javanese culture in its liturgy.DescriptionGanjuran Church is located in Ganjuran, Bambanglipuro, Bantul, south of Yogyakarta. It is built on of land and in addition to the church has a parking lot, temple (candi), dormitory for pastors, and other maintenance buildings., its total congregation is 8,000, consisting mostly of farmers, merchants, and labourers.The main church building is a joglo and is decorated with of traditional Javanese carvings, including parallelograms known as wajikan and wooden pineapples. The altar features angels dressed as wayang orang characters. Because of this architecture, the Dutch scholar of Indonesia M. C. Ricklefs has described the church at Ganjuran as perhaps one of the most dramatic manifestations of the Catholic Church's accommodations of Javanese culture, while the scholars Jan S. Aritonang and Karel A. Steenbrink described the church as "the most spectacular product of... European guided indigenous art".
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    Tempatnya nyaman sejuk wisata rohani... ada candi Hati Kudus Yesus...ada jalan salib juga..buat lebih mendekatkan diri kepada Tuhan Yesus  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Memgunjungi tempat ini seperti mendatangi suasana desa yg tenang, nyaman damai dan sejuk. Ini adalah sebuah Gereja Katolik yg di pelatarannya terdapat candi tempat berdoa secara khusus. Meski banyak s...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    merasa Tuhan hadir saat berdoa di tempat ini, hati lebih tenang, jiwa lebih damai saat berdoa ditempat ini...  more »

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