Mother of God Cathedral (Southfield, Michigan)

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Mother of God Cathedral
Mother of God Cathedral (Southfield, Michigan) is located in Michigan
Mother of God Cathedral (Southfield, Michigan)
42°28′34.34″N 83°16′47.56″W / 42.4762056°N 83.2798778°W / 42.4762056; -83.2798778Coordinates: 42°28′34.34″N 83°16′47.56″W / 42.4762056°N 83.2798778°W / 42.4762056; -83.2798778
Location25585 Berg Rd.
Southfield, Michigan
CountryUnited States
DenominationChaldean Catholic Church
History
Founded1948
Past bishop(s)Most Rev. Ibrahim Namo Ibrahim
Architecture
StyleByzantine Revival
Completed1980
Specifications
Number of domesOne
Administration
DioceseEparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Detroit
Clergy
Bishop(s)His Excellency Francis Y. Kalabat
RectorRev. Pierre Konja

Mother of God Cathedral[1][2] also called Our Lady of Chaldeans is a Chaldean Catholic cathedral located in Southfield, Michigan, United States. It is the seat for the Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Detroit.

History[edit]

The first Chaldean and Assyrian people to immigrate to the United States arrived at the end of nineteenth century. Although small in number they were spread across the country by the middle of the twentieth century.[3] Mother of God Church was established in Southfield in 1948.[4] The present church building was completed in 1980 in the Byzantine Revival style.[5] It became a cathedral when the Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Detroit was established in 1982.[4][1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mother of God Cathedral". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  2. ^ Bunson, Matthew (2008-09-01). 2009 Catholic Almanac. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing. ISBN 9781592764419. Archived from the original on 2016-11-05.
  3. ^ "Chaldeans And Assyrians In The United States". Catholic Diocese of St. Peter the Apostle for Chaldean and Assyrian Catholics. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  4. ^ a b Bonior, David E. "Tribute To The 50Th Anniversary Of Our Lady Of Chaldeans Cathedral, Mother Of God Church". capitolwords.org. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  5. ^ "Mother Of God Church". chaldean.org. Retrieved 2014-01-14.

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