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Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton

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Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King is a Roman Catholic church in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. The Cathedral was consecrated on December 19, 1933. It is the seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton, and the cathedral of the Diocese of Hamilton. The cathedral contains the cathedra (bishop's chair) of bishop the most Rev. Douglas Crosby D.D. OMI. The cathedral was raised to the status of a minor basilica on February 2013 by Pope Benedict XVI.On the south side of the bell tower, is the cornerstone blessed by Bishop McNally, builder of the Cathedral and fifth bishop of the diocese. It is a stone excavated from the Roman Catacombs to symbolize the cathedral's unity with the ancient Christian church, the first generation after Christ.Cathedral activitiesChrist the King Cathedral Masses are usually presided over by the parish rector, but occasionally, one of the bishops or guest priests will preside. The Cathedral is located atop a hill facing south. The South "King St." doors open up to a massive fine stone staircase leading down into the front parking lot. The pure gothic belltower containing a carillon of 23 bells, is 165 feet high and visible from a great distance. The largest bell called the Bourdon Bell, weighs 4½ tons and was donated by Prime Minister of Canada, R. Bennett, a friend of Bishop McNally's. At night, the Cathedral is illuminated by flood lights and creates an imposing sight, especially from the Hamilton escarpment.
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  • This is a great piece of history and a beautiful display of architecture inspired by the churches of Europe. One of the nicest churches you'll see outside of Ottawa or Montreal  more »
  • This is truly a beautiful piece of architecture that looks so beautiful at night when driving past , definitely worth a visit inside as well  more »
  • Majesty and history combine to make a visit to this stately church a must on your next visit to Hamilton.  more »
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  • Wonderful people hear who help people explore their faith. I really enjoy visiting the library. They have some great material.
  • Tried taking my girlfriend to church for the first time. What a disappointment. On entering the doors of the building she went out of her way to say a friendly hello to their new "Deacon" a dark look Italian man who looked like an oversized and overweight altar boy. Disgusting-he clearly ignored her. This guy is a phoney jerk who has no right there...we will be writing the Pope on our experience there!
  • Building is beautiful and they have tv screens of altar activities if you can't see. i like the cushions on the seats.
  • Wonderful parish, great Priest (Father Dave), stunning church architecture, and beautiful artwork in the classic stained glass windows.
  • Wonderful place with great grounds around the parish