The seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, Holy Name Cathedral is the center of Catholic faith in the city and a wonderful example of Gothic revival architecture. The cathedral was built in 1874 in place of the Cathedral of Saint Mary and the Church of the Holy Name, which were destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire. From the bronze front door depicting the Tree of Life to the detailed bas-relief of Old Testament scenes on the altar, the cathedral is adorned with numerous works of art. Emphasizing the importance music in its liturgical celebrations, the cathedral features organs playing during the daily mass, as well as other events. If you're interested in mob history, you can see bullet marks on the building from the 1926 assassination of Hymie Weiss, one of Chicago's heavy hitters from the Prohibition era. Check online for the full schedule of masses. See Holy Name Cathedral and all Chicago has to offer by arranging your trip with our Chicago trip builder site.
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Holy Name Cathedral, built in 1874, is one of the most prominent cathedrals in Chicago, not only because it is the seat of the Archdiocese, one of the largest Roman Catholic dioceses in the US, but...
Holy Name Cathedral, built in 1874, is one of the most prominent cathedrals in Chicago, not only because it is the seat of the Archdiocese, one of the largest Roman Catholic dioceses in the US, but... more »
Visiting and praying inside. Even it did not turn on light, but I can see the big, tall architecture of the cathedral when we visited 3 days in Chicago, IL. It is 1-minute walk from Chicago subway...
Visiting and praying inside. Even it did not turn on light, but I can see the big, tall architecture of the cathedral when we visited 3 days in Chicago, IL. It is 1-minute walk from Chicago subway... more »
Just moved to Chicago and made this my new Parish. Love it, and its community. The priests are awesome and their homilies so well thought out. Great choir too.
Remarkable design and beautiful artwork and architect's patience and skills to create such an place. place to feel comfortable and peaceful to be having a place where there's no worries no fear just love, passion and respect for everyone who appreciate everyone. 🙏✊🕯💐⛪️
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