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Definition of Cathedral

Cathedral

  1. The principal church in a diocese, so called because in it the bishop has his official chair (Cathedra) or throne.
  2. Pertaining to the head church of a diocese; as, a cathedral church; cathedral service.
  3. Emanating from the chair of office, as of a pope or bishop; official; authoritative.
  4. Resembling the aisles of a cathedral; as, cathedral walks.

Cathedral Quotations

I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
Robert Louis Stevenson

I grew up in a forest. It's like a room. It's protected. Like a cathedral... it is a place between heaven and earth.
Anselm Kiefer

At the school I attended, the clergyman who ran the cathedral school in Shanghai would give lines to the boys as a punishment. They expected you to copy out, say, 20 or 30 pages from one of the school texts. But I found that rather than laboriously copying out something from a novel by Charles Dickens, it was easier if I made it up myself.
J. G. Ballard

Religions in general have to rediscover their roots. In Hinduism and the Koran, animals are described as equals. If you walk into a cathedral and look at the decorations of early Christianity, there are vines, animals, creatures and birds thriving all over the stonework.
Margaret Atwood

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Cathedral Translations

cathedral in Danish is katedral, domkirke
cathedral in Dutch is kathedraal, dom
cathedral in German is Kirche, Kathedrale, Dom
cathedral in Italian is cattedrale
cathedral in Norwegian is katedral, katedral, domkirke
cathedral in Portuguese is catedral
cathedral in Spanish is catedral
cathedral in Swedish is domkyrka, katedral
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