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cathedra
The bishop’s throne, set at the end of the apse in Early Christian churches.
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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.
"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.
'He is now the shepherd of the Diocese of Marbel,' Quevedo said after Casicas had been installed on his 'cathedra,' or bishop's chair.
After the laying-on of hands, Bishop Kevin was applauded as he was led to the bishop's chair.
The simple truth is that there is not likely to be a successor to Joseph Bernardin for many years to come, because succession is more than a canonical transition from one occupant of a bishop's chair to another, certified by papers from the Vatican.