Noble women sometimes didn’t marry until the age of 24, but it was rare. More than ¾ were married before they reached 19. The women would wear brightly colored robes and gowns. They would wear gold and silver thread that was used from legend, nature or religion. They would adorn themselves in jewelry, furs, and belts. Wigs made from peasant’s hair became very popular. The men would wear their finest court apparel. Often these garments would be studded with gems and snitched with fine needle work. Marriages were arranged by contracts or agreements. They were drawn up basically to identify the rights of both bride and groom. The marriage ceremonies was based mainly on the social class of the bride and groom. The property and legacy was two main reasons for the arrange marriages to be contracted. Betrothal is an important medieval tradition. The bride and groom are presented before a priest to taken solemn vows.A massive church built by the Roman Catholic Church during the Middle Ages.
Home church of a Catholic bishop. The term "cathedral" means "bishops house" in Latin.
Most cathedrals are built in the shape of a cross.
There is a main aisle and smaller chapels to the side of the main aisle for smaller events and services.
Cathedral entrances are usually through 3 doors which represent the Christian Trinity of:
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Choir of a Cathedral
is the large area in the front of the cathedral where the clergy may stand during important services.
In some churches there is no choir, while in others, the choir is quite large and surrounded by an ambulatory.
The choir is also the place where the main or high altar is located. The high altar is generally only used for very special occasions (major holiday services, weddings or funerals of very influential people).
Nave of a Cathedral
is the area of the large Gothic Cathedrals where the congregation (audience) sits.
Cathedral builders felt that the...