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The oldest cathedral in the world is in Armenia

Built in 301 by St. Gregory the Illuminator, it is a testament to both Armenian and universal history.<p>The Etchmiadzin Cathedral, in the city of …

Archaeology

The lost medieval art of St Albans Cathedral

After the Dissolution of St Albans Abbey in 1539 every one of its ‘Popish’ images was obliterated. Layers of whitewash covered, among other things, a series of 13th and 14th century paintings on the squared-off piers of its Norman nave. Each had an image of the crucifixion and an image from the …

Twitter ding-dong as cathedrals battle to be crowned champions on social media

The battle to be crowned the best cathedral in England and Wales on social media may seem an unlikely place for a gentle war of words, but social media managers at some of the most magnificent churches across the country have been waging a low-key fight over who is the best.<p>The first shots were …

8th-Century Skeleton Discovered at Hereford Cathedral

HEREFORD, ENGLAND—The <i>Hereford Times</i> reports that a skeleton discovered underneath Hereford Cathedral dates back to the origins of the city. …

Spectacular Light Show At Notre Dame Cathedral Commemorates World War I

For just one more night, the facade of Notre Dame de Paris will display a light show for the ages, designed to celebrate both the cathedral's enduring majesty and the centenary of World War I.<p>The show, "Dame de Coeur," tells the story of the cathedral and its role in French history for the benefit …

France

Question: Should visitors have to pay to visit Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris?

TV presenter Stéphane Bern, recently tasked by the president to save France's crumbling cultural heritage, kicked off the row by suggesting visitors …

Notre Dame

Gargoyles, Our Stone-Cold City Protectors

Lions, dragons and beasts, oh my! Gargoyles inspire as much fascination today as they did in their medieval beginnings.<p>They leer and stare from …

Restoration or desecration? France's Chartres Cathedral is given fresh look

by Benjamin Ramm<p>The pilgrim did not find what he was searching for. As a child, Patrice Bertrand heard his mother recount details of her visit to the …

Cologne Cathedral's biggest bell to be silent for Christmas

The famous cathedral's "Dicker Pitter," the world's biggest free-swinging church bell, will stay under repair till next year, officials say. But when …

Exeter Cathedral wreathed in poppies for remembrance

Exeter Cathedral has been wreathed in poppies to mark remembrance. More than 30,000 handcrafted red poppies made to mark the centenary of the First …

Breathtaking Light Show at Notre-Dame Cathedral Commemorates WWI

World<p>Visitors gathered in the courtyard of Notre-Dame in Paris on Wednesday night to watch the "Dame de Coeur" light and sound show on the cathedral's facade.<p>Created by director Bruno Seillier and running until November 11, the display commemorates World War I. On a battle field in 1917, the show …

What is the Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral in London and what happened to Lidia Dragescu?

IT'S ONE of the most recognisable London buildings and the cathedral that hosted the iconic royal wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana.<p>But …

Ripon Cathedral host Masonic ceremony last held in province of Yorkshire West Riding more than a century ago | Harrogate Informer

An historic Masonic ceremony last performed in the “West Riding” more than a century ago was revived on Sunday (24 September 2017) in one of …

Christ Church Cathedral: Cost to ratepayers revealed

Reinstating the Christ Church Cathedral could cost ratepayers $18 each per year over the next four years.<p>The city council is set to look at options …

The 23-year-old student who died after falling 100ft from a balcony in St Paul's Cathedral has been named

Lidia Dragescu's family said "the world has been a bad place to live in" for her.<p>The woman who died on Wednesday last week after falling 100 feet from St Paul's Cathedral's Whispering Gallery has been named as 23-year-old Lidia Dragescu, the City of London Police have confirmed.<p>Sharing a picture of …

A woman has fallen to her death from inside the dome of St Paul's Cathedral

A woman has fallen to her death from inside the dome of St Paul's Cathedral in London.<p>The woman fell 30 metres from the cathedral's Whispering Gallery onto the stone floor below on Wednesday morning.<p>The whispering gallery — a narrow walkway towards the bottom of the building's dome — is open to …

Construction Project at a Cathedral: A New Home for Its Peacocks

As with many architectural projects, there was a competition first.<p>There was a jury. There were finalists — 11 in all.<p>The jury chose not one but two designs, and asked if they could be combined.<p>All this thinking, planning and drawing-board time was not for a big new skyscraper. It was for a home …

Seattle cathedral’s bells strike spiritual tones

There’s far more to bell-ringing than knowing the ropes.<p>There’s individual style married with religious intent.<p>John Cox, with Saint Spiridon Orthodox …

Ancient Cathedral In Georgia: Church Of Confrontation Or Reconciliation?

Bones discovered within the courtyard of 1,000-year-old Christian cathedral in southern Georgia have ignited tempers in the predominantly …

Dom Museum Wien reopens // October 7, 2017

<b>Dom Museum Wien reopens</b> <br>October 7, 2017<p><b>Dom Museum Wien</b> <br>Stephansplatz 6<br>1010 Vienna<br>Austria<p>T +43 1 515523300<br>F +43 1 515522599 <br>info@dommuseum.at<p>Vienna’s …

Europe's cathedrals get new life thanks to nanoparticles

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) Just a few meters from Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, restorers are defying scorching temperatures to bring back shine to the city’s …

Nanotech

View from the heavens of famous York Minster

York Minster is recognised across the world - but perhaps not from this angle. James Hardisty, one of The Yorkshire Post’s award-winning …

St Paul’s Cathedral ‘drops mic’ on World Architecture Day sparking bare Anglican bants

It started with St Paul’s Cathedral dropping the mic, and then Coventry and Exeter Cathedrals chimed in with some top quality theological and …

Social Media

St. Peter's Cathedral honors blessing of the animals

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Thursday, August 2 2018 1:12 AM EDT2018-08-02 05:12:14 GMT<p>A Yellowstone Park visitor posted …

First cathedral for Mother Teresa is consecrated in Kosovo

View of the Mother Teresa Cathedral in downtown Pristina, the tallest building in Kosovo, also known as the Sanctuary of Mother Teresa. (Valerie …

Face to face with horrible history

FOR centuries they have frowned on the people of York, but time and the elements have turned their ugly expressions to dust.<p>The 3ft high faces that …

Collection of new grotesques installed at York Minster

<b>A collection of new grotesques carved as part of a major restoration of York Minster are being lifted into place.</b><p>The four carvings, based on the Judgement of Solomon, replace weathered ones dating back to the 1700s.<p>A 10-year project to repair and conserve the South Quire Aisle area of the cathedral …

8 fascinating things you probably didn't know about Cologne Cathedral

<i>For all The Local's guides to visiting Germany CLICK HERE</i><p><b>1. It took over 600 years to build</b><p>The first foundation stone for the Gothic cathedral we see …

Abseilers scale Salisbury Cathedral

If you've noticed a few people dangling from the side of <b>Salisbury Cathedral</b> today (Monday September 25th), don't worry, they're doing some really …

Christmas tickets go on sale for city ice rink

Last year 56,000 people took to the ice at the cathedral following the installation of a roof, allowing families can enjoy a rain-free skate.<p>In …