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'''''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 {{lang-el|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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==External links==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral Western Christian usage]
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[[Category:Churches]]
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[[Category:Church architecture]]

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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 Greek: 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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