Sunday 26 October 2014


St Patrick's Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, and seat of its archbishop, currently Denis Hart. In 1974 Pope Paul VI conferred the title and dignity of minor basilica on it. In 1986 Pope John Paul II visited the cathedral and addressed clergy during his Papal Visit.

The cathedral is built on a traditional east-west axis, with the altar at the eastern end, symbolising belief in the resurrection of Christ. The plan is in the style of a Latin cross, consisting of a nave with side aisles, transepts with side aisles, a sanctuary with seven chapels, and sacristies. Although its 103.6 metres length is marginally shorter than that of St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, St Patrick's has the distinction of being both the tallest and, overall, the largest church building in Australia.

This post is part of the Spiritual Sundays meme,
and also part of the inSPIREd Sunday meme.


  1. The steeple glows against the overcast sky. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  2. I did not know that the east west axis meant the belief of the resurrection of Christ. Our LDS temples are all built that way.

  3. Great shot in the golden hours.

  4. Great clarity in this shot Nick.

  5. A nice evening shot, the golden glow really sets the basilica off.


  6. St. Patrick's glows so nicely in the sunshine! Beautiful!


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