History

…rn tradition says on the shore in Fife near Culross where the ruins of St. Mungo’s chapel are supposed to mark the spot. At Culross he was brought up by St. Serf and trained for the priesthood. Mungo left St. Serf and came to Carnock in Stirlingshire from where he accompanied the corpse of a holy man, Fergus, which was carried on a cart by two untamed oxen. They stopped at St. Ninian’s burial ground in Cathures where Fergus was buried. The Blacade…

History

…rn tradition says on the shore in Fife near Culross where the ruins of St. Mungo’s chapel are supposed to mark the spot. At Culross he was brought up by St. Serf and trained for the priesthood. Mungo left St. Serf and came to Carnock in Stirlingshire from where he accompanied the corpse of a holy man, Fergus, which was carried on a cart by two untamed oxen. They stopped at St. Ninian’s burial ground in Cathures where Fergus was buried. The Blacade…

A Cathedral for Glasgow and the whole world

…tomb of the 6th-century Celtic missionary to Strathclyde, St Kentigern (or Mungo). This gave access to the special grace of a saint close to God and whose remains emitted the breath of the Holy Spirit, making the place ‘holy.’ The Cathedral as a Symbol of Salvation The uplifting Gothic architecture projects the way to the safe haven of salvation. The welcome portal is the nave. This is the spiritual rescue ship bringing pilgrims to Jerusalem in th…

About the Cathedral

…ut 350 years to finish. The cathedral was dedicated to St Kentigern (or St Mungo), a Christian missionary in the area during the 6th century AD. His tomb had attracted pilgrims from all over. Therefore, the site was seen as holy and a resource of grace. The Gothic Cathedral’s architecture embodied the outreach of the Gospel and the entire process of the salvation of troubled humanity. The Roman Catholic Latin Mass represented this liturgically. Wi…

Music

…site of Glasgow Cathedral for well over a millennium, from the days of St Mungo in the 7th Century. From this point onwards, music has been a part of worship, even though the Cathedral in its current form was only completed in the 12th century. As the political and religious landscape has changed over the years, so has the music. Beginning with monastic chants and then early polyphony sung by the Vicars Choral, at the time of the Reformation musi…

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Where Mortal and Immortal Meet

…Friends and Part Two contains sixteen studies by eminent historians of the past and present, covering different aspects of the development of the Cathedral from the time of St. Mungo up to the twentieth century.  For further information or to order a copy, please contact publications@glasgowcathedral.org…