St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral
The term "Cathedral" refers to a Christian church that serves as the central church of a diocese, conference, or episcopate. It is the principal church within a diocese and is where the bishop has his official seat or throne, known as the 'cathedra'. The cathedral is often seen as a spiritual symbol for the community and a focal point for regional identity. It is typically a grand, architecturally impressive building, reflecting its important ecclesiastical and historical significance. The cathedral serves not only as a place of worship but also as a venue for cultural events, community gatherings, and educational programs. It is a place where the bishop conducts liturgical services and where significant religious events, such as ordinations and installations, take place. The cathedral's rich history, architectural beauty, and spiritual significance make it a place of interest for believers and non-believers alike.
|We've also noticed this venue referred to as: St Mary's Cathedral, St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh