Saint James Cathedral

Saint James Cathedral

Saint James Cathedral of Toronto DUO: St. James Cathedral Church Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada St. James Cathedral is both a parish church ministering to the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood and a cathedral (the church where the bishop's chair or throne - the 'cathedra' - is located), making it the spiritual centre of the diocese and a focal point for the civic life of Toronto, one of Canada's most prominent cultural and financial centres.The Cathedral Shield combines various emblems of the patron, Saint James. The ship recalls the boat in which he was fishing when called by Jesus, and also the ships in which pilgrims from Britain and all Western Christendom journeyed to his shrine at Compostela during the Middle Ages. The pilgrims carried staffs like the one shown, and on their return wore scallop shells as proof that they had fulfilled their vows. The sword commemorates Saint James' martyrdom (see Acts 12:1-2). The design can be found at several places in the Cathedral. www.stjamescathedral.on.ca A visual tour of the striking St. James Cathedral in Toronto,

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