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The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Facts about the Cathedral

Cathedral H

Cathedral G

  • The Cathedral's nave with its interior arches is 124 feet high.
  • The Cathedral's bronze doors were cast by Barbedienne, the same man who cast the Statue of Liberty.
  • The Cathedral's Great Rose Window is 40 feet in diameter and is composed by over 10,000 pieces of glass.
  • The Cathedral's seven chapels each represent a different ethnic group in an effort to provide for the diversity of its urban community.
  • The Cathedral contains a "Poet's Corner" paying tribute to great authors in American History.
  • The Cathedral's eight granite columns behind the altar are 6 feet in diameter, 55 feet high, and weigh 130 tons each.
  • The Cathedral's grounds contain a Biblical Garden, in which the herbs and flowers appearing in the Bible are grown.


"Facts" compiled from Hart's Guide to New York City, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, and field research.

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