Located in the north of Sumatra, the majestic Velangkanni church resembles a tall, soaring tower atop a two-level podium. The founder of the church was Father James Bharataputra S.J, an Indian priest, which explains its remarkable Indo-Mughal architecture. Opened in 2005, it is devoted to the Lady of Vailankanni, an apparition of Saint Mary that appeared in the 17th century in Velankanni Town, Tamil Nadu. The first level is the meeting place or community hall while the second level is the main mass room with an attached balcony. The seven-storey tower, enhanced with three domes, signify Heaven, the place of God Almighty. Built with an Indonesian touch, it appears more like a Hindu temple than a church. It is one of the most beautifully-designed churches in Indonesia.
This Learning Experience is about the transition in terms of materials used in different churches.. This Learning Experience is suitable for secondary school students, year 1-3.