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Synonyms for cathedral

any large and important church

the principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese


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There is the Abbey of Jumiéges, there is the Cathedral of Reims, there is the Sainte-Croix of Orleans.
Whatever may be the carved and embroidered envelope of a cathedral, one always finds beneath it--in the state of a germ, and of a rudiment at the least--the Roman basilica.
On the face of this aged queen of our cathedrals, by the side of a wrinkle, one always finds a scar.
Nevertheless, timid and inexperienced at the start, it sweeps out, grows larger, restrains itself, and dares no longer dart upwards in spires and lancet windows, as it did later on, in so many marvellous cathedrals.
At last four men in uniforms and sashes emerged from the cathedral doors.
The Gothic cathedral is a blossoming in stone subdued by the insatiable demand of harmony in man.
In the woods in a winter afternoon one will see as readily the origin of the stained glass window, with which the Gothic cathedrals are adorned, in the colors of the western sky seen through the bare and crossing branches of the forest.
The Manila Cathedral received a very precious Christmas gift today
And Cathedral Dean, Canon Anthony O'Brien, added: "We have a great deal to celebrate and give thanks for at this time, and I hope that all these commemorations will renew our appreciation of and support for the Cathedral, so that our future will be as blessed as our past.
The free exhibition, entitled 'Mr Turner Comes To Lichfield', will take place at the cathedral from Monday, April 24 until Sunday, June 11.
The London-born artist visited Lichfield Cathedral in 1830 as part of a tour of the Midlands, and it is believed that his watercolour of the cathedral, which depicts the building's spires looming beyond a body of water, originates from around this time.
The ancient monument, part of the UNESCO world heritage site, gives the best view of the cathedral.
I am delighted that the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund will ensure that these wonderful cathedrals remain in a good state of repair and are preserved for future generations.
A vigil of prayer, thanksgiving and reconciliation to mark the anniversary was held at the cathedral yesterday and locals have remembered the night which brought terror to the city.
The Dean of Llandaff says it is "totally irresponsible" to suggest the Cathedral is facing bankruptcy, and that the question of appointing a professional fundraiser is still under consideration.