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cathedra

cathedra
The bishop’s throne, set at the end of the apse in Early Christian churches.

cathedra

throne indicative of religious power. [Folklore: Jobes, 307]
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FIND: Jonathon Wild with the Bishop's Chair which was rescued from St Luke's Church.
Bishop Dunn was then led to the Bishop's Chair, a wooden throne designed and made by Tyneside artist Ralph Hedley for the Cathedral in the late 1800s.
Inside, Mahony will sit for the first time at his cathedra, or bishop's chair, during the reading of a letter by Pope John Paul II.
As well as the stolen lectern we have also lost a bishop's chair, silver candlesticks, stained-glass windows and even a boundary wall.
The worst this church has experienced is when we had a beautiful 17th century bishop's chair stolen along with a few other pieces of antique furniture.
After the laying-on of hands, Bishop Kevin was applauded as he was led to the bishop's chair.