Christ Cathedral: A Priceless Heritage -- Salina KS
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N 38° 50.852 W 097° 36.696
14S E 620484 N 4300773
Quick Description: The Christ Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Salina is so historic that a book was written about it :)
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 8:27:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMGYGN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
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Long Description:
In 2000 Patricia Van Horn Salem published her book on Salina's historic and beautiful Christ Cathedral. We have not been able to find a photo of the book's cover.

This Gothic Cathedral has a long history in the Salina Episcopal faith community and in the state of Kansas.

On the National Regster of Historic Places since 2010, Christ Episcopla Cathedral also serves as the cathedral parish of the entire Western Episcopal Diocese of KS.

The book is available for purchase at Amazon (visit link) or by calling the Parish office directly.

From the Cathedral website: (visit link)

"In 1872, Christ Church became the first Episcopal Church in Salina, a small frame structure that included a bell tower, at 127 S. 8th St., and has been a cornerstone of the community ever since.

Before this time, Episcopalians in Salina had met in many make-shift locations including a general store and buildings of other churches. It was not until May 29, 1906 that the cornerstone for Christ Cathedral was laid at 138 S. 8th St.

The Cathedral was first envisioned by the Right Rev. Sheldon M. Griswold, the first Bishop of the Missionary District of Salina, and made possible by a very generous donation from Mrs. Sarah E. Batterson, a wealthy widow of an Episcopal priest, who was looking for a way to memorialize her late husband, the Rev. Herman Batterson.

On January 8, 1908, Christ Cathedral opened for the first service. "Christ Cathedral became an expression-in stone, wood and glass-of the glory of God and the dignity and creativity of man. The building of the Cathedral is a marvelous testimony to the faith and determination of the early Episcopalians in Salina and our Diocese," wrote the Very Rev. M. Richard Hatfield, former dean of Christ Cathedral.

The Cathedral features many beautiful, one-of- a kind stained glass windows, a full carillon of 23 bells that toll every day and electronpneumatic pipe organ. From the first general store meetings to the ethereal mystery of the historic Cathedral, Christ Cathedral has continued the mission with which it was established, striving to welcome and love all and bring glory to God, while providing a place for families to worship and become involved with a relationship with God.

A complete history can be found in the books All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name: The History of Christ Cathedral and Christ Cathedral: A Priceless Heritage. For purchase information, contact the Cathedral office at 785-827-4440." [end]
ISBN Number: 9780963514110

Author(s): Patricia Van Horn Salem

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