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'''''Cathedral''''' is the English term commonly used for [[church]]es that are the seat of a [[bishop]]'s see. The word cathedral comes from the Greek word καθέδρα (cathedra) or seat, referring to the bishop's chair, as head of the [[diocese]]. '''[[Sobor]]''' (собор) is the name generally used for the bishop's church within Slavic language countries. Cathedrals are often large buildings, usually [[basilica]]s.  
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'''''Cathedral''''' is the English term commonly used for [[church]]es that are the seat of a [[bishop]]'s [[see]]. The word cathedral comes from the Greek word καθέδρα (cathedra) or seat, referring to the bishop's chair, as head of the [[diocese]]. '''[[Sobor]]''' (собор) is the name generally used for the bishop's church within Slavic language countries. Cathedrals are often large buildings, usually [[basilica]]s.  
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== Image Gallery ==
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Image:Nicolai-do-1930s.jpg|<small> Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Tokyo, Japan) re-built c1930.</small>
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Image:StSophiaLosAngeles.JPG|<small> St. Sophia Cathedral, Los Angeles, California.</small>
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Image:DormitionCathMoscow.JPG|<small> Cathedral of the Dormition, on Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin.</small>
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Image:Temple Saint Sava.jpg|<small> Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade, Serbia.</small>
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Image:Patras Cathedral.jpg|<small>  Cathedral Agios Andreas (Saint Andrew) in Patras, Achaea, Greece.</small>
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Image:Berat cathedral.jpg|<small> Cathedral of St. Demetrius in Berat, Albania.</small>
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Image:AlexanderNevskiCathedral.jpg|<small> St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria.</small>
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Image:St Nicholas Wash DC1.jpg|<small> St. Nicholas Cathedral - Washington, DC.</small>
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Latest revision as of 08:56, September 20, 2012

Cathedral is the English term commonly used for churches that are the seat of a bishop's see. The word cathedral comes from the Greek word καθέδρα (cathedra) or seat, referring to the bishop's chair, as head of the diocese. Sobor (собор) is the name generally used for the bishop's church within Slavic language countries. Cathedrals are often large buildings, usually basilicas.

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