Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah

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Georgia's oldest Catholic church, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist sits in the downtown district of Savannah, an area steeped in rich history and culture. Completed in 1876, this Gothic-style building features two twin spires, making it an easily recognizable landmark on the city's skyline. Walk inside to see the famous stained glass windows made by renowned Tyrolean glassmakers of Austria, which were installed in 1904. Bring your camera to snap a few photos of the wall murals, painted by local artist Christopher Murphy and a team of assistants. For updated information about daily services, check the mass schedule on the cathedral's website. Plan your Cathedral of St. John the Baptist visit and explore what else you can see and do in Savannah using our Savannah trip maker app.
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  • when we walked in, the beauty took our breath away- definitely a must see while you are in Savannah !! 
    when we walked in, the beauty took our breath away- definitely a must see while you are in Savannah !!  more »
  • Stopped in the Catholic Cathedral for a break from the heat. I was pleasantly surprised. It was the most beautiful church I have ever seen - and I have seen a lot of churches / cathedrals in my... 
    Stopped in the Catholic Cathedral for a break from the heat. I was pleasantly surprised. It was the most beautiful church I have ever seen - and I have seen a lot of churches / cathedrals in my...  more »
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  • I had a great time exploring this beautiful place. The art and architecture have to be seen in person to even begin to appreciate the beauty. But - be aware! If you’re a Christian this is not a place for you to go to church. I have never seen such idolatry anywhere. The perversion of scripture is appalling. I had me idea that Mary accented into heaven and treated like a goddess. I had no idea Mary is married to the holy spirit. This is one big insult and mockery to God’s Word. If you’re currently catholic - want to serve God and be with God after death - run from this religion, this is a religion of death. It feels dead here too. The Catholic Church is very clever to lour good people into a false system of worship using beautiful architecture and art. If you go to hell because of it you will be beyond outraged from these lies and it will be too late to change anything. Seek Truth, choose Life and may God bless you on your journey.
  • We attended Mass this morning in this beautiful church. The architecture is amazing, the pipe organ was impressive, and of course, the message was spot on! Our experience was exquisite from the time we entered the sanctuary, to the time we left. The alter was magnificent and framed elegant murals. The stained glass windows were beautiful, and we were taken with the stations of the cross. Each one telling the story in lovely detail. The acoustics are phenomenal for this size building, and as you exit, you see an awe inspiring pipe organ. We will be back for Mass every time we are in Savannah!!

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