A true renovation of a Cathedral.
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The place is a NO church. Hopefully after seeing the pictures, folks will understand why they should not support the evil thing.

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(12-16-2010, 08:56 PM)CollegeCatholic Wrote:
(12-16-2010, 08:49 PM)MichaelNZ Wrote: It's a step in the right direction. Now they need to move the cathedra and construct a high altar at the back of the sanctuary.

Having the cathedra at the back of the sanctuary is too much like a Masonic lodge, which has three chairs at the back of the room and a table in the middle.

Commenter at NLM says cathedra in the back is a legit thing.  I'm prone to believe him.
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wow that beautiful!
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(12-16-2010, 08:49 PM)MichaelNZ Wrote: It's a step in the right direction. Now they need to move the cathedra and construct a high altar at the back of the sanctuary.

Having the cathedra at the back of the sanctuary is too much like a Masonic lodge, which has three chairs at the back of the room and a table in the middle.

As other posters suggested, no, they don't "need" to. In fact, the pre-Vatican II Pontifical suggested that high altars ought to be freestanding so that bishops could walk all the way around while consecrating them. Of course, this was written with the Roman basilica tradition in mind (altar in center of apse, cathedra in back) and it tended to get ignored.

Catholic Encyclopedia, High Altar Wrote:The high altar in a church that is to be consecrated should be a fixed altar (see FORM OF THE ALTAR), which according to the prescriptions of the Roman Pontifical (h.l.) is itself to be consecrated simultaneously with the solemn dedication of the church edifice. Hence it must stand free on all sides, allowing ample room for the consecrator to move around it.

As CollegeCatholic posted, the first cathedra of Christendom, the pope's chair in Saint John Lateran, is in the back on the apse. Likewise, in Saint Peter's Basilica, the reliquary by Bernini which houses the "chair of Peter" is in the back of the apse. So chill.
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