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El Duomo De Milan ( The Cathedral of Milan) The Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is one of the largest in the world and by far the largest in Italy. St Peters Basilica in Rome, though considerably larger, is not a cathedral. A Gothic cathedral. Construction began in 1386. The final details of the cathedral was completed in the twentieth century: the last door was opened on January 6, 1965. This date is considered the end of the process that has lasted many generations. It Is 157 feet long and can accommodate 40, 000 people inside. The windows over the choir has a reputation of being the largest in the world.
. Plaque commemorating the laying of the foundation stone in 1386.
The famous Madonna
The transept Left
Presbytery - Photo John Dall'Orto
Left Nave Altar neoclassical
Left Nave Altar of Joseph
Left Nave Altar of St. Ambrose
Nave derecha Altar Idelfonso Schuster
Stained glass window of the choir
Stained glass window of the apse
Left Nave baptismal font
Crypt "Scurolo of St. Charles“ (crypt Carlos de Borromeo) Charles Borromeo 1538– 1584) was the Cardinal Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Milan from 1564 to 1584. He was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church, including the founding of Seminaries for the education of priests. He is honored as a Saint in the Catholic Church and his Feast Day is November 4.
The roofs, which are open to the public, allow a close observation of some outstanding sculptures. It is very important the forest of pinnacles and spire can be seen from them. The highest point of the temple is the La Madonna, work in gilded copper, Giuseppe Perego, opened in 1774.
As seen from top of the roof
3, 500 objects can be seen from the roof
Music: Glory to God in the highest- King's College Choir The Gloria is the most ancient of the Church’s liturgical hymns. As with the Angelic Salutation, it was intoned first by the voice of an angel, or the choirs thereof. Saint Elizabeth added the second part of the Ave Maria and the Church added the petition Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Nine months later, in Bethlehem, immediately after the Christ was born of Mary, an angel appeared to shepherds watching their flocks in the hills. The angel — perhaps it was Gabriel, the same who came to Mary Glory to you who has shown us the light. at Nazareth — told the shepherds the glad tidings of the birth of the Savior and directed them to where the Child was to be found. Suddenly, there appeared with Gabriel a “multitude of the heavenly army, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will” (Luke 2: 12). No one knows exactly when or who composed the Gloria. It can be traced, in a form similar to what we have in the Mass, back to at least the third century. . The words of this song come straight from the Bible Jack Cross jcross [email protected] net