Christ Church Cathedral (Nashville, Tennessee) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChrist Church Cathedral
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Cathedral|
|Leadership||Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee
Bishop: John C. Bauerschmidt, Bishop of Tennessee
Dean: Timothy Kimbrough
|Location||900 Broadway Nashville, TN, USA|
|Architect(s)||Francis Kimball (Main building)
Russell E. Hart (Tower)
|Architectural type||Parish church|
|Architectural style||Gothic revival|
|Completed||1894 (Main building)
|Direction of façade||South|
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
The Cathedral Choir at Christ Church has been recognized by the Nashville Scene for several years running as the "Best Church Music" in Nashville. 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.
In addition to four 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 the Feast of St. Nicholas.
Portrait of Bishop Leonidas Polk
The church includes a portrait of Bishop Leonidas Polk, painted by Cornelius Hankins. Polk's grandson, W. Dudley Gale, who attended Christ Church Cathedral with his parents, donated the portrait and all his inheritance to the church in 1963. In 2017, the Christ Church Cathedral Vestry voted unanimously (July 24, 2017) to donate the portrait to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Columbia, TN, where it joined a collection of other Polk portraits.
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