Christ Church Cathedral (Nashville, Tennessee)

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Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville.jpg
Basic information
Location

900 Broadway

Nashville, TN, USA
Geographic coordinates 36°09′32″N 86°46′58″W / 36.158875°N 86.78283°W / 36.158875; -86.78283Coordinates: 36°09′32″N 86°46′58″W / 36.158875°N 86.78283°W / 36.158875; -86.78283
Affiliation ECUSA
Province IV (Southeast)
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Leadership Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee
Bishop: John C. Bauerschmidt, Bishop of Tennessee
Dean: Timothy Kimbrough
Website http://www.christcathedral.org
Architectural description
Architect(s) Francis Kimball[1] (Main building)
Russell E. Hart (Tower)
Architectural type Parish church
Architectural style Gothic revival
Direction of façade South
Completed 1894 (Main building)
1947 (Tower)
Specifications
Materials Sandstone[2]

Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, Tennessee, is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. The congregation was founded in 1829 and became the diocesan cathedral, by designation, in 1997.

Music and liturgies[edit]

The Cathedral Choir at Christ Church has been recognized by the Nashville Scene for several years running as the "Best Church Music" in Nashville.[3] The 32-piece choir is currently directed by Michael Velting and performs weekly liturgies at the 11:00 services as well as other services throughout the year.[4]

In addition to three Sunday liturgies, the Cathedral maintains a rhythm of daily Morning Prayer and daily celebrations of the Holy Eucharist. Other special liturgies of the Cathedral that happen throughout the year include Choral Evensong (usually with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament), the Feast of St. Francis and blessing of animals, and First Fridays (an alternative liturgy on the first Friday of the month).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State of Tennessee Historical Markers: TN-NSH200 Christ Church Cathedral". Jason O. Watson. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Christ Church Cathedral, 2001 May". Special Collections Division of the Nashville Public Library. May 2001. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Best of Nashville 2009 Readers' Poll". 
  4. ^ http://www.christcathedral.org/Music

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