The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is a historic Roman Catholic church building located at 1007 Superior Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. Completed and consecrated in 1852, it is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Numerous renovations have changed some aspects of the cathedral, but it remains essentially the same since its construction.
Large numbers of Catholics started to arrive in the Western Reserve region of Ohio in the 1830s and were served by visiting priests sent north by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. A small group of Irish settlers established St. Mary's of the Flats in 1826. The congregation met in several locations before beginning construction on its own sanctuary in 1837. When Pope Pius IX established the Diocese of Cleveland in 1847, he named Louis Amadeus Rappe as its first bishop.
Bishop Rappe established St. John's Cathedral on Superior Street and Erie Street (today's East 9th Street) on land purchased in 1845 by St. Mary's pastor Rev. Peter McLaughlin. He selected architect Patrick Keely, who designed the building in an ornamental gothic style and the Bishop laid the cornerstone October 22, 1848. Until the new building was completed in 1852, St. Mary's served as cathedral for the diocese. At the time of its completion, the new cathedral was the well beyond Cleveland's Public Square. Put St John's Cathedral on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cleveland trip maker app.
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The name of the Cathedral is St. John the Evangelist. 3 masses on Sunday 8, 1030 and 1215pm. Sunday vigil at 430pm. Walking distance from the convention center. The church was undergoing repairs but..... more
The name of the Cathedral is St. John the Evangelist. 3 masses on Sunday 8, 1030 and 1215pm. Sunday vigil at 430pm. Walking distance from the convention center. The church was undergoing repairs but..... more »
Saint John's Cathedral was the choice for our daughter's wedding. Excellent location for the service.
Saint John's Cathedral was the choice for our daughter's wedding. Excellent location for the service. more »
A beautiful building, quite space for contemplation, and one of the oldest churches in the city. Music and choir singing during Sunday morning Mass is of the highest quality.
A beautiful building, quite space for contemplation, and one of the oldest churches in the city. Music and choir singing during Sunday morning Mass is of the highest quality. more »
Beautiful Mass here at 5:30pm Sundays. Great acoustic, very warm environment, beautiful architecturally and inspiring spiritually.
A beautiful place of worship in the heart of Cleveland. Some people associate the word "cathedral" as a huge, cavernous space. This cathedral feels warm, welcoming and has a prayerful, reflective ambient.
The Church of the Holy Angels Music Ministry, of which I'm a member, participated in a mass led by Fr. Dan Schlegel and it was absolutely inspiring! The cathedral is a marvelous church and the acoustics are amazing. The cathedral cantor's voice was absolutely angelic and Dr. Dan's homily was relevant, thought provoking, and illustrated how to live the word of God today. A truly inspiring and spiritually renewing experience!
Very inspiring. Very tranquil and historic. Would recommend taking a look if you are in downtown Cleveland
Absolutely stunning. I played here for a small concert which was truly a sight to behold simply due to the absolute majesty of the entire place. Even without religion in mind, the cathedral is absolutely gorgeous
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