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Encyclopedia > Christ Church Cathedral (Falkland Islands)
The cathedral and whalebone arch.
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The cathedral and whalebone arch.

Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley, Falkland Islands, is the southernmost cathedral in the world, consecrated in 1892. It is known for its whalebone arch, made from the jaws of two blue whales, which was raised in 1933. Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 176 KB)Church and Whalebone arch at Port Stanley. ... Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 176 KB)Church and Whalebone arch at Port Stanley. ... From the air Stanley, someties incorrectly referred to as Port Stanley, is the capital and only town in the Falkland Islands, located on the isle of East Falkland. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Roman Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... Baleen (also called whalebone) is a substance made of keratin and is therefore stiff but somewhat elastic. ... Binomial name Balaenoptera musculus (Linneus, 1758) Blue Whale range The Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales. ...


The Rector of the Cathedral reports directly to the Archbishop of Canterbury. The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ... Arms of the see of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ...


 
 

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