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The Awesome Splendor of Kingston's Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Awesome Splendor of Kingston's Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kingston, Jamaica (B)

With more than 3,000 square feet of murals and frescos on its ceiling and walls, Kingston’s Holy Trinity is, undoubtedly, the most beautiful church in Jamaica and one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. It covers 12,600 square feet.

Like a beacon, its 85′ copper dome guides the faithful to its doors. It was built in 1911 to replace the original Roman Catholic church that was constructed in 1811 and destroyed by earthquake in 1907.

The new building, of Byzantine architecture, was commissioned in 1908 by the Catholic community and U.S. Bishop John Collins. It was designed and constructed by Walker-Fyche, a Canadian company at a cost of US$150,000. The artwork was created by Jesuit Lay Brother Francis Schroen. It is believed to be one of the largest of his work.

Sadly, the murals were painted over in the 1970s either because they had deteriorated over the years and there were no funds to restore them, or in response to liturgical trends following Vatican II, they were considered a distraction. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Awesome Splendor of Kingston's Holy Trinity Cathedral
Guide Location: Jamaica » Kingston
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Marcia Mayne
Read it on Author's Website: http://insidejourneys.com/awesome-splendor-kingstons-holy-trinity-cathedral/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral