Cathedral of the Incarnation (Nashville)

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Cathedral of the Incarnation
Cathedral of the Incarnation is located in Tennessee
Cathedral of the Incarnation
Cathedral of the Incarnation
36°9′2.88″N 86°47′58.56″W / 36.1508000°N 86.7996000°W / 36.1508000; -86.7996000
Location 2015 West End Ave.
Nashville, Tennessee
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic
Dedication Incarnation
Status Cathedral
Architect(s) Fred Asmus
Style Italianate
Completed 1914
Materials Limestone
Diocese Diocese of Nashville
Bishop(s) Most Rev. David Choby
Rector Rev. Ed Steiner

The Cathedral of the Incarnation, located at 2015 West End Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee, is the cathedral seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville.

Church interior

It is the third Catholic cathedral church for Nashville. The first was the Holy Rosary Cathedral which is now demolished and occupied the site of what is now the Tennessee State Capitol. The second was Saint Mary's Cathedral, which still stands on the corner of Fifth and Church Streets.

Construction of the church began in 1910 under the direction of Bishop Thomas Sebastian Byrne. It was completed and dedicated July 26, 1914. The church has undergone two major renovations in 1937 and 1987. The latest renovation was supervised by Father Richard S. Vosko, a liturgical design consultant and priest of the Diocese of Albany who has overseen the redesign and renovation of numerous churches and cathedrals around the country.[1]

The church's architecture is modeled after the traditional Roman basilica. The primary architect was Fred Asmus.


External links[edit]

Cathedral of the Incarnation website