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Architecture

What is a crypt in a Catholic Church?

Crypts have a long history dating back to the early centuries of Christianity.

The great abbey of St. Augustine marked the rebirth of Christianity in England

It functioned as a Benedictine monastery from its foundation in 598 until the English Reformation.

Built by Coptic garbage collectors, the church of St. Simon is the largest in the Middle East

It's the result of the efforts of a sector of the Coptic Christian community in Egypt.

St. Martin’s Church of Canterbury is the oldest church in the entire English-speaking world

The story of this church is intimately related to the lives of St. Bertha, King Aethelbert, and Augustine of Canterbury.

The story of St. Peter-on-the-Wall, one of the oldest churches in England

Built by St. Cedd in the year 654, it was reconsecrated much later, in 1920.

The world’s largest crucifix is in Michigan

The 28-ft tall statue is one of the most visited shrines in the Wolverine State.

4 Beautiful Catholic churches in the the coastal American South

Catholicism in the South dates back to the 1500s, and remains strong today.

The Romans built the Rotunda of St. George to last

Erected in the 4th century, this ancient church still functions.

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