Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 3
Title: Another Honor Due Cathedral
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Title: Another Honor Due Cathedral
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 3
Physical Description: Clipping
Language: English
Publication Date: 1977
Copyright Date: Public Domain
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Box: 4
Divider: B10-L3 Cathedral
Folder: Cathedral B10-L3
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
35 Treasury Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 35 Treasury Street
Coordinates: 29.892891 x -81.312435
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094118
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: B10-L3

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Another Honor

Due Cathedral
Another honor will be bestowed on the Cathedral of St. Augustine, when it
will be named a "Minor Basilica" in special ceremonies Wednesday.

Catholic Mass was first celebrated in North America nearby on Sept. 8,
Another Honor

Catholic Mass was first celebrated in North America nearby on Sept. 8,
1565, by Spanish settlers. The community has experienced the good and bad
times served up by history since then. . --
Pope Paul'VI added the title and privileges to the cathec.,f's i. tsistory
in response to a request of Bishop Paul Tanner during the U. .' centerfial
Year. The church has been named a national historical lahinaa by the U.

A History Of The Cathedral On Page Fifteen-A

S. Department of the Interior. The Minorcan settlers of St. Augustine
consider it their spiritual home.
liturgy. Concelebrants will be the Bishops of Florida: Archbishop Edward
S. McCarthy of Miami; Bishop Charles McLaughlin of St. Petersburg;
Bishop Thomas Grady of Orlando; and Bishop Rene H. Gracida of Pen-
St Augustine was the mother See of what are now these five dioceses.
Special guests include Bishop John J. Fitzpatrick and Abbott Fidelis
Dunlop, O.S.B. Bishop Fitzpatrick served the church in Florida for 25 years,
and has been bishop of Brownsville, Texas, since 1971. He will deliver the
Abbott Fidelis heads the Benedictine monastery of St. Leo's near
The cathedral will become the 24th church in the U. S. honored in such a
way by a pope of the Catholic Church. There are 18,572 Catholic parishes in
the U. S. Even internationally, the cathedral joins a select number of
churches in the Catholic world so honored because of their historical im-
"Basilica" described the oblong building made popular by the Romans as
public assembly and court buildings. The Catholic Church adopted the
architectural style, after the age of persecutions, especially following the
Edict of Constantine and Licinius in 313 A.D., when the Christian Church was
freed from official disfavor.
OF THE HUNDREDS OF CHURCHES IN ROME which follow the basilica
style, only four are officially termed "major": St. John Lateran, St. Pter's,
St. Mary Major and St. Paul's Outside the Walls. t
The official designation of "minor" basilicas resulted from their grOideur
or historic importance.
Thus, elevation of a church to the rank of "Minor Basilica" is considered
an honor. It associates the Cathedral of St. Augustine with Rome, the center
of the Catholic Church's history, universal authority and administration,
and with the See of Peter, the first pope.
Privileges attached to the title are spiritual and ceremonial in character,
as are its new obligations.
As part of the festivities, a concert of sacred music will be held in the
Cathedral, Tuesday. It will begin at 8 p.m., according to Monsignor Harold
Jordan, rector.
The program will include the Jacksonville Concert Chorale, under the
direction of Karen ArmeL The Academy of Dance will perform an in-
terpretation of "The Lord of Dance." And J. Donald DeLong will perform on
the console of the cathedral organ. The public is invited.

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