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Houki Church

  • In 1885, a temporary church was constructed in the Kyousaki area of Hirado (near the Houki area) by the 18 Christian households living there.
  • In 1898, the present church was constructed under the guidance of Father Matrat, and Houki parish was established.
  • The church has stone foundations and is a single-storey wooden structure, although the facade is brick mortar. It has tile roofing and a rib vault ceiling.
  • On either side of the church there is a colonial veranda.
  • Houki church is the oldest church on Hirado.

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教区

[きょうく] カトリック教会は各教区に分けられており、教区の責任者を司教という。教区はさらに小教区に分けられ、責任者が置かれている。

信徒発見

[しんとはっけん] まだ禁教が明けていない1865年、長崎の外国人居留地に創建された大浦天主堂において、浦上の潜伏キリシタン数人が約250年ぶりに神父に信仰を告白したできごと。

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