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Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago

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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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  • It is a real experience to visit this church, it is wonderful its stained glass windows and interior are majestic, is forced to meet her.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral of Chicago Archdiocese. Masses on Sunday every 1 1/2 hours or so so no dawdling by priests! Beautiful inside and outside. Friendly Ministers if Welcome. Great location near Water T...  more »
  • Nice service (night) and parking next door on the lot (not readily apparent). Had a nice walk around the city for a few blocks afterwards, so it's in a good location  more »
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  • 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 trough. Great choir too.
  • It’s a wonderful heart welcoming church and the priest and Rector are perfect. Words just can’t describe this magnificent amazing house of worship
  • Gorgeous, and I really like the priest and congregation. My understanding is that this is the diocese church.
  • Its so peaceful and beautiful inside!! Loved it...
  • Great 8:15 am mass! Beautiful Cathedral

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