St.Patricks Cathedral

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St.Patricks Cathedral

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St.Patricks Cathedral is so popular and famous today because it's the largest church in the U.S. The Cathedral has 21 alters and 19 bells, each named after a saint.

The Cornerstone of the Cathedral was laid in 1858. The spires rise 330 feet above street level. The Cathedral seats 2,400 people. It is located in Rockefeller Center and Faces the Atlas Statue.

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Why Famous

St. Patricks Cathedral is the largest Roman, Gothic, Catholic church in the U.S. James Renwick Jr. had the idea to build it in 1808. Was made an archiocese by Pope Puis IX on July 19, 1850. In 1853, Archbishop pronounced to make a new one to replace the old one.

The Cathedral keeps detailed records of everyone who says 'I do'. Eight archbishups of New York are buried in a crypt underneath the high alter. There's a sense of spiritual meaning behind the pretty windows.





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