The Roman Catholic diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina had the smallest cathedral of any diocese in the United States with a seating capacity of 320. A decision was made to build a new cathedral to serve the needs of the diocese. Ground was broken in 2017, and the Cathedral was dedicated 2 1/2 years later. It can now seat 2000 people.
|The weather didn't look promising, but the interior glowed.|
The organ is impressive. There are more than 3700 pipes ranging in size from 32 feet (speaking a frequency of 16 hertz) to ¾ of an
inch long (producing frequencies of above 16,000 hertz). It was donated by a parishioner on 2 conditions: (1) that the name of the donor remain anonymous and (2) that the cost of the organ not be divulged.
|The Cathedral was still decorated for Christmas at the time of our visit.|
|The Cathedral is one of only two churches in North Carolina with a dome, and it is beautiful.|
|Here is a photo taken at a prior visit. In it, you have a better view of the Carerra marble of the floor surrounding the altar.|