TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - The Cathedral of the Transfiguration will move closer to completion with the impending installation of two mosaics that will adorn the Ring and the Pendentives below the Dome. The art for the mosaics was designed by Toronto-based Roumen Kirinkov and created by Travisanutto Mosaics in Italy.
The mosaics are arriving by ship from Italy, down the St. Lawrence River to Montreal, from where they will travel by rail to Toronto, tentatively scheduled to arrive at the Cathedral on January 23.
Images of the 13 apostles, St. Mary Magdalene, a French saint and two Canadian saints are depicted in the mosaic circling the base of the Dome. The Pendentives, which might traditionally contain biblical manifestations of the four Evangelists, portrayed by a lioness, eagle, ox and angel, have been revised with Canadian content.
The Cathedral was conceived by Stephen B. Roman, to serve as a beacon for his fellow Slavs in central and eastern Europe who did not have religious freedom. The Cathedral welcomes congregations of all Catholic rites and serves as an ecumenical centre for diverse cultures to be able to worship there. The Cathedral's cornerstone and antimension were blessed by Pope John Paul II during his 1984 visit to Canada.
SOURCE The Cathedral of the Transfiguration
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