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Cathedrals

A cathedral is the home church of a bishop. "Cathedral" is a functional rather than an architectural term and derives from the bishop's cathedra, or seat, that is located there. Our list of cathedrals includes Catholic, Orthodox and Episcopalian cathedrals that are true cathedrals (the seats of bishops) as well as some former cathedrals still commonly called by that name. See our Church Glossary for definitions of terms used to describe cathedral architecture.

Below is an illustrated index of the 159 Cathedrals profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.




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