Cathedral of Christ the King (Lexington, Kentucky)

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Cathedral of Christ the King
Cathedral of Christ the King (Lexington, Kentucky), exterior.jpg
Cathedral of Christ the King (Lexington, Kentucky) is located in Kentucky
Cathedral of Christ the King (Lexington, Kentucky)
Location in Kentucky
38°01′21″N 84°29′15″W / 38.0225°N 84.4874°W / 38.0225; -84.4874Coordinates: 38°01′21″N 84°29′15″W / 38.0225°N 84.4874°W / 38.0225; -84.4874
Location 299 Colony Blvd.
Lexington, Kentucky
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic Church
Founded 1945
Architect(s) Edward J. Schulte
Style Modern and late art deco
Completed 1967
Construction cost $1.5 million
Diocese Lexington
Bishop(s) Most Rev. John Stowe
Rector Rev. Paul Prabell

The Cathedral of Christ the King is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. It is the seat of the Diocese of Lexington.


Cathedral interior

Christ the King Parish was established in the Diocese of Covington on July 22, 1945.[1][2] Initially, Mass and other parish functions were held in the chapel at St. Catherine's Academy. The Rev. George J. O'Brien was named the parish's first pastor. He had to resign soon after because of ill health and was replaced by the Rev. Richard O'Neill. The parish moved to its current site on May 12, 1946. Parish functions were held in a pre-fabricated structure. Christ the King School was opened in 1951 and the Sisters of Divine Providence formed the initial faculty. The present church and rectory was built in the Modern and art deco architectural styles from 1965 to 1967 for $1.5 million.[1] On January 14, 1988 Pope John Paul II established the Diocese of Lexington,[3] and Christ the King became the cathedral for the new diocese. The Cathedral Center was added to the parish facilities in 1992.

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  1. ^ a b "A Brief History". Diocese of Lexington. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  2. ^ "Cathedral of Christ the King". GCatholic. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Diocese of Lexington". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 

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