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Friday, August 07, 2015

Our Lady of the Kings, the cathedral with the 27 Marian chapels



* August 7 – Feast of Our Lady of Los Reyes - Our Lady of the Kings (Seville, Spain)   * Our Lady of the Kings, the cathedral with the 27 Marian chapels ----- A Moment with Mary --

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August 7 – Feast of Our Lady of Los Reyes - Our Lady of the Kings (Seville, Spain)  

Our Lady of the Kings, the cathedral with the 27 Marian chapels


The Cathedral of Seville (Spain), also called Our Lady of the Kings, is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, and the third largest church by its dimensions, after Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and Saint Paul’s in London.

In 1987, this cathedral was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. It contains 25 statues of the Virgin Mary and 27 Marian chapels. Its most important treasure is "The Virgen de los Reyes" (The Virgin of the Kings) that sits in a side chapel, the so-called royal chapel housing the tomb of King Saint Ferdinand of Castile, founder of Andalusia, who died in Seville.

This huge cathedral is the principal church of the diocese of Seville and therefore the central place of the liturgy and the sacraments for this city. Every year, from August 6th to 15th, Seville prepares to celebrate the Assumption of Our Lady and the "Virgen de los Reyes" is dressed up for the occasion with magnificent royal garments, and then taken in procession through the entire city, on August 15th.

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