Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston

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The Cathedral of the Holy Cross is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston and is the largest Roman Catholic church in New England.
When construction was finished, the cathedral rivaled both Old South Church and Trinity Church in grandeur. The cathedral is located in the city's South End neighborhood, at 1400 Washington St. Although the South End was initially developed for Boston's emerging Anglo-Saxon Protestant middle class, the neighborhood transitioned to new immigrants, especially Irish, as middle class owners moved to the new Back Bay neighborhood.

The cathedral functions both as a cathedral and as a parish. The Cathedral Parish consists of large English- and Spanish-speaking congregations, drawn largely from the local area, and also includes three Archdiocese-wide congregations: the Ge'ez Rite practiced by Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Egyptian Catholics; the German Apostolate; and the Tridentine Mass Catholic community. The first of these congregations moved to the cathedral from the nearby Holy Trinity Catholic Church in 1994, the other two in 2008.
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  • Put this on your list for a visit, I was here for the Saturday vigil. Unfortunately the church is being renovated so the basement chapel is what is being used until early spring. The building it...  more »
  • At the present time the Church is under renovation and has been gutted out but We got a private tour from the Keely Society. Our Family installed the Stained Glass windows in the Church back in the...  more »
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  • Out of the 200 Cardinals in the world, less than 50 are in the United States. Out of those 50, only five are also archbishop's. This is where one of them resides. Mass was amazing! 🇻🇦 Vivat Jesus ♥️
  • Cathedral of the Holy Cross is gorgeous beyond measure. Going to mass here was a truly awe-inspiring experience.

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