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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

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

We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones. We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Walking at random through the streets, we came by chance upon the Cathedral of Notre Dame. I shall long remember my first impression of the scene within. The lofty gothic ceiling arched far above my head and through the stained windows the light came but dimly - it was all still, solemn and religious.
Bayard Taylor

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 Hubble Space Telescope photograph of the universe evokes far more awe for creation than light streaming through a stained glass window in a cathedral.
Michael Shermer
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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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