bishop's throne

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a throne that is the official chair of a bishop


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Christian elements were added as a church was in effect erected inside the mosque during the 16th to 18th centuries, including giant mahogany choir stalls and altars, numerous gated chapels along the walls, Gothic crosses and a baroque bishop's throne.
From 1893, when the first primate was elected by the first General Synod, until 1969, there was no fixed primatial see (home to the bishop's throne or cathedra); the primate also served as a diocesan bishop.
In technical jargon, a bishop's throne is known as a cathedra, a Latin word meaning "chair.
West Midland oddities featured include the Boy Bishop of Hereford, who is installed in the Lord Bishop's throne at Christmas as a lesson in humility, reviving a practice dating back to the 13th century, the gathering of the Court Leet and Court baron at Alcester Town Hall and the Woodmen of Arden, the country's most exclusive society of longbow enthusiasts founded at the Bulls Head in Meriden on November 15, 1785, by Heneage Finch, the 4th Earl of Aylesford.
A cathedral is the principal church of a diocese, containing the bishop's throne.
The castle and grounds, which together have no fewer than seven separate Grade 1 listings, also boast Europe's largest private chapel, the Prince Bishop's throne room and many other unique works of art.
The youngsters will be repainting the crypt, re-gilding the Bishop's throne and re-pointing the 17th-century gravestones which make up the floor inside the cathedral, while helping out at 10 events that the cathedral is hosting for the festival.
He will be greeted by civic and church representatives from across the diocese and placed in the bishop's throne by the Dean of St Asaph.
And Sir Christopher Wren's own parish church, next to the Mansion House in the City of London, boasts Henry Moore's only altar along with Andrew Varah's pews and bishop's throne.