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Synonyms for cathedra

a throne that is the official chair of a bishop

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Mr Wild said: "After seeing my website, I was contacted by a chap from North Wales who said he was downsizing his house to move abroad and had the Bishop's Chair from St Luke's in his hallway.
Bishop Dunn was then led to the Bishop's Chair, a wooden throne designed and made by Tyneside artist Ralph Hedley for the Cathedral in the late 1800s.
2A 17th century carved oak Bishop's chair was taken in a church raid in Worcestershire in April 2003.
Not content with stealing from the cathedral, the thieves also threw flowers around the building and lit candles - even putting them on the bishop's chair.
Near the cardinal's cathedra, or bishop's chair, stands an organ containing 6,019 pipes and 183 trumpets.
The centrepiece of the service, which will bring religious leaders from all over the world flying into Birmingham, and will also involve seven children from St John's School in Sparkhill, who will have their feet washed by the new Bishop before they are seated in the Bishop's chair and receive a crown from him.
The service will be marked by Bishop Gibbs knocking on the door of the Cathedral, and after processing through the sanctuary, taking his seat in the "cathedra" -- or the bishop's chair -- a 25 foot high oak chair.
He also likes to miaow his favourite hymns in his favourite seat - which we call the Bishop's Chair.