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Encyclopedia > St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (Church of Ireland)

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh is the seat of the Primate of All Ireland in the Church of Ireland, and was the seat of the Catholic Archbishops until the Protestant Reformation. It is found in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Primate of All Ireland is the title held by the Archbishop of Armagh. ... The Church of Ireland is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating both in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop heading a diocese of particular importance due to either its size, history, or both, called an archdiocese. ... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which emerged in the 16th century (although out of earlier roots) as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church in Western Europe. ... Armagh is a city in Northern Ireland, the capital of County Armagh. ... Northern Ireland is an administrative region and one of four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. ...


The origins of the cathedral are related to the construction in 445 of stone church on the Druim Saileach (Sallow Ridge) hill by St. Patrick, around which a monastic community developed. That church was intended to be the pre-eminent church in Ireland, but following the Reformation this cathedral is now only pre-eminent amongst Church of Ireland churches, although the Roman Catholic Church later built another Saint Patrick's Catholic Cathedral to serve as seat of the Catholic Primates of All Ireland. Events Attila murders his brother and co-king Bleda. ... A church building is a building used in Christian worship. ... Statue of Saint Patrick Saint Patrick (died March 17, 462, 492, or 493), is the patron saint of Ireland. ... Buddhist monastery near Tibet A monastery is the habitation of monks. ...


The Church itself has has been destroyed and rebuilt 17 times. It was expanded substantially to a 1268 plan of the then-Primate, Patrick O'Scanlan, and substantially restored between 1834 and 1840 by Archbishop Lord John George Beresford and the architect Lewis Nockalls Cottingham. Events May 18 - the Principality of Antioch falls to Mameluk Sultan Baibars. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person licensed in the art of planning, designing and overseeing the construction of buildings, or more generally, the designer of a scheme or plan. ...


External links

  • Official website (http://www.stpatricks-cathedral.org/)
  • Photographs (http://www.simonknott.co.uk/northarmaghcathcoi.htm) of the Cathedral.

 
 

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