St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral, Boise

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St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral is an Episcopal cathedral in Boise, Idaho, United States. It is the seat of the Diocese of Idaho.
The first services of the Episcopal Church were celebrated in Boise in August 1864 and St. Michael's Church was organized that year by the Rev. Saint Michael Fackler. Two years later the first church building was constructed. It was the first Episcopal church in what is now Idaho, Montana and Utah. The building, later renamed Christ Chapel, stands today on the campus of Boise State University. The women's auxiliary staged concerts, dances and socials and the proceeds went toward the building of the present church building. Construction for the cathedral began on September 7, 1899 and it was completed the following year. The debt was paid off in 1902 and the church was consecrated on May 25 of that year.
In the past St. Michael's parishioners supported two other Episcopal institutions in Boise. St. Margaret's Hall, a school for girls, was founded in 1892. Because of the Great Depression the Rt. Rev. Middleton Barnwell converted the school into Boise Junior College in 1932. The school became independent in 1934 and is now Boise State University. St. Luke's Hospital was founded six months after the cathedral's dedication. It is now run by an independent non-profit board.
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  • Simple little Episcopal Church situated in the immediate vicinity of the Idaho State Capitol; the outside looks like an ancient building and this is due to the Gothic style in which it is built; Here we celebrated the first Episcopal rite of the territory in 1864 included the Idaho, Montana and Utah, although the Church in its timeliness was built from 1899 to 1902. This church is an example of pioneering activities in this territory of the United States. In its simplicity I would like to point out some details worth mentioning; the pipe organ located laterally as well as over the entrance, the Great Eagle, a small shop of used stuff on the outside but still within the area of the Church (the latter I'm highlighting to emphasize the little interest it arouses when I visit).
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  • One of the orders churches in Boise. A wonderful place to visit and meditate. If you contact the people at the church they will be happy to show you the church. Wonderful staff and very proud of their...  more »
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  • Traditional worship in a progressive faith community. (And beautiful organ and choral music in a beautiful cathedral building)
  • I live services at the Cathedral.

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