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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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==External link==
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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]]

Revision as of 04:23, June 10, 2008

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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