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Christian Art in Goa
When various religious orders landed in Goa, after the Portuguese occupation, they erected noble and expensive churches, chapels, monasteries, convents and colleges. Many of these are reckoned as outstanding examples of Christian architecture. Most of the churches in Goa exhibit tiered frontispiece and are framed with columns and pilasters, generally presenting single or a combination of classic orders of architecture.
Revisiting MoCA- the Museum of Christian Art
You pick up a lot of friends when you live in a place for over 25 years. One of my closest friends here in Goa is called MOCA or, the Museum of Christian Art. Um, can a museum be a friend? Yes! For, like any other close friend, MOCA has imparted knowledge, shared moments of joy and contemplation, a joke, a revelation, a secret, a story.