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Encyclopedia > St Andrew's Cathedral, Aberdeen

Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew

Dedication St Andrew
Denomination Scottish Episcopal Church
Tradition Broad Church
Diocese Aberdeen & Orkney
Bishop vacant see
Dean Very Rev Gerald Stranraer-Mull
Provost Very Rev Richard Kilgour
Website website

St Andrew's Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church situated in the Scottish city of Aberdeen. It is the see of the Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney who is the Ordinary of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney. Dedication (Lat. ... Saint Andrew (Greek: Andreas, manly), the Christian Apostle, brother of Saint Peter, was born at Bethsaida on the Lake of Galilee. ... A denomination, in the Christian sense of the word, is an identifiable religious body under a common name, structure, and/or doctrine. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Christian traditions are traditions of practice or belief associated with Christianity. ... Broad church is a term referring to latitudinarian churches in the Church of England. ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... Two bishops assist at the Exhumation of Saint Hubert, who was a bishop too, at the église Saint-Pierre in Liège. ... Dean is a title given to some institutions senior or supervisory staff: Look up dean in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A provost is a senior official in a number of Christian churches. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Aberdeen, often called The Granite City, is Scotlands third largest city, with a population of approximately 202,370[1]. Aberdeen is the chief commercial centre and seaport in the north-east of Scotland. ... A see (from the Latin word sedem, meaning seat) is the throne (cathedra) of a bishop. ... The Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney is the Ordinary of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney. ... Pope Pius XI, depicted in this window at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu, was ordinary of the universal Roman Catholic Church and local ordinary of Rome. ...


The original building was designed in the perpendicular Gothic style by the architect Archibald Simpson, the first of Simpson's many commissions in the city. Rather than being built out of the usual local granite, for which Aberdeen is famous, the structure was built from sandstone. Winchester Cathedral Sherborne Abbey The Perpendicular Gothic period (or simply Perpendicular) is the third historical division of English Gothic architecture, and is so-called because it is characterised by an emphasis on vertical lines; it is also known as the Rectilinear style, or Late Gothic. ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An Ciara Danille Bowers is a person who is involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... Archibald Simpson (1790 - 1847) was one of the major architects of Aberdeens Granite City. ... Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ...

The church opened in 1817 as St Andrew's Chapel and was raised to Cathedral status in 1914. 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Saint Andrew (Greek: Andreas, manly), the Christian Apostle, brother of Saint Peter, was born at Bethsaida on the Lake of Galilee. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

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