Raleigh, North Carolina: Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral
Raleigh-Durham has become a hub of science and technology, and has been one of the fastest growing communities in the United States in the past decade. Naturally, as this population has grown, especially from the so-called “Rust-Belt” and Latin America, so has the number of Catholics and the need for a new Cathedral along with it.
According to the Diocese, in 1924 there were 6,000 Catholics in the entire State of North Carolina. Today, there are approximately 500,000 Catholics in the Diocese alone.
About the Cathedral:
The building (thankfully, in our opinion) has returned to the more traditional style shaped in the form of a cross, giving the structure a magnificent look of some of the more renowned Cathedrals throughout the world. It can seat 2,000 people, whereas the previous Cathedral seated only 250.
There are 40 historic stained glass windows acquired from Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. These were created in 1927 and inspired by the windows in medieval churches. The center lancets of the tripartite aisle windows are 17 feet, 8 inches high and show scenes from the New Testament, such as the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Transfiguration, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. Six other windows depict the Archangels and there are three rose windows.
Stations of the Cross, approximately 80 years old, were acquired in 2013 from St. Francis Church in Philadelphia. The 14 Stations are rectangular, measuring three feet wide by slightly more than five feet high with a rounded top and elaborate frames.
Visiting the Cathedral of the Holy Name of Jesus in Raleigh:
Address: 715 Nazareth Street Raleigh, NC 27606
Tel: +1 (919) 832-6030
email: [email protected]
Click here for the official website of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Raleigh