Baldachin - Saint Peter Cathedral, Erie, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu
N 42° 07.455 W 080° 05.239
17T E 575439 N 4663974
Quick Description: A wooden baldachin above the tabernacle at St. Peter Cathedral in Erie, PA
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2021 6:08:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM14K69
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
This wooden baldachin, or canopy, is located at Saint Peter Cathedral, on the corner of West 10th and Sassafras Streets in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. The intricately carved canopy was originally above the bishop's chair, also known as a cathedra (from which cathedrals get their name), but was moved to its current location when rennovations occurred in the 1990s. It is now to the north of the sanctuary at a side altar location above the tabernacle.

The Saint Peter Cathedral Website explains the baldachin in this way:

"As Moses housed the Ark of the Covenant in a tent in the desert, we today, as Catholic Christians, carry forward this tradition and set the Most Blessed Sacrament under a baldachin or canopy to signify the presence of God.

"The baldachin, formerly located above the original Cathedra, was redesigned during the Cathedral renovations in 1992 to encase the tabernacle. Its natural oak finish was completely restored. Brass legs, trimmed in oak, were added on four sides to frame the tabernacle. The front section remains open and visible to the community."

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Approximate age of artefact (Year): 1920

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Times available for viewing: Daylight hours

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: Not listed

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