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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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It is not, like the Cathedral of Bourges, the magnificent, light, multiform, tufted, bristling efflorescent product of the pointed arch.
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. One would say that it were conscious of the vicinity of the heavy Romanesque pillars.
The firing was still proceeding when officers, generals, and gentlemen-in-waiting came running out of the cathedral, and after them others in a more leisurely manner: caps were again raised, and those who had run to look at the cannon ran back again.
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 choral evensong at the cathedral is on Sunday at 3pm.
Llandaff Cathedral could set up a greyhound racing track, and the sloping nave in St David's Cathedral could be ideal for dry skiing.
Cathedral Gardens Ltd want to get rid of the red-brick building, which used to be the offices for the Church in Wales, and convert the site into two purpose-built apartment blocks for 45 flats.
The relic will be available for veneration on the feasts of Saints Peter and Paul on June 29, according to the cathedral.
The 228-page 'Yglesia Catedral de San Juan Evangelista de la Ciudad de Nueva Caceres' sheds light on the beginnings of the Spanish settlements in 16th century Naga to the role of the cathedral in the community from 1843 to the fall of the Spanish hold on the country in 1898.
"We were informed that there is an account using the name 'Manila Cathedral' and selling a 'miraculous medal' blessed by priests and bishops from the Vatican," the Manila Cathedral said in a Facebook post.
A deadly blaze engulfed the historic cathedral here on Monday evening, taking down the structure's famous spire, much to the horror of onlookers and world community alike.