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Kerns Group unveils design for Holy Trinity Cathedral in Haiti

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Kerns Group unveils design for Holy Trinity Cathedral in Haiti

The new Holy Trinity Cathedral will be built on the site of the previous Cathedral, a beloved cultural landmark and beacon of hope for Haiti since 1928 that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.  The design concept springs from scriptural references to gardens and mountains, connecting Haiti’s rich history with 21st century needs.  An east-west liturgical axis organizes the plan and locates the altar at its previous location to build upon the former Cathedral’s history.  A sequence of shaded spaces hospitably welcomes people for worship and provides spaces for fellowship and community events.
 
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori states that the “resurrection of the Holy Trinity Cathedral offers hope to Episcopalians as well as a nation.  The former cathedral was a spiritual center for the Haitian people, celebrating the creative spirit of God in a nation born in liberation from slavery.”

Click here to read the Anglican Communion News Service press release.