Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

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Catedral San Juan Bautista
Catedral de San Juan 1 - San Juan, PR.jpg
Catedral San Juan Bautista
Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (San Juan, Puerto Rico) is located in Puerto Rico
Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
18°26′54.32″N 66°04′15.53″W / 18.4484222°N 66.0709806°W / 18.4484222; -66.0709806Coordinates: 18°26′54.32″N 66°04′15.53″W / 18.4484222°N 66.0709806°W / 18.4484222; -66.0709806
Location 1401 Avenida Ponce de Leon
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Denomination Episcopal Church in the United States of America
History
Founded 1899
Architecture
Groundbreaking February 22, 1929
Completed February 1930
Administration
Diocese Puerto Rico
Clergy
Bishop(s) Rt. Rev. Rafael Morales
Dean Very Rev. Mario H. Rodríguez

The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist (Spanish: Catedral San Juan Bautista) is an Episcopal cathedral in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is the seat of the Diocese of Puerto Rico and it is located in the Santurce district of San Juan.[1]

History[edit]

The cathedral's tower

The first service of the Mission of St. John the Baptist was held on March 12, 1899 in a hall on the Plaza in Old San Juan.[2] The Rev. James Van Buren came to Puerto Rico in February 1901 and on Christmas Eve of that year St. John's became a parish with Van Buren as the first rector. The cornerstone for the congregation's first church was laid on December 26, 1902. Old San Juan increasingly became a commercial center and its residents moved elsewhere. In 1928 Bishop Charles Colmore proposed relocating St. John's and St. Luke's Church in new locations. The following year the bishop spoke of St. John's and St. Catherine's Training School for Women relocating at Santurce with the hope that St. John's Day School and the rectory would join them. The groundbreaking for the present church took place on February 22, 1929 and it was completed the following February.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parishes in San Juan". Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico. Archived from the original on 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  2. ^ Howell-Silva, David S. "A History of the English Speaking Parish at St. John's" (PDF). Historical Documents of the Episcopal Church in Puerto Rico. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 

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