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Browsing Posts in Glasgow Cathedral

As a burial ground, Glasgow Necropolis dates from 1838 when it was opened to accommodate rising mortality as a function of Glasgow’s ballooning population as a consequence of growth of heavy industry during the Industrial Revolution. The site holds 50,000 burials of which 3500 have memorials.

Today, we undertook a tour of Glasgow, Scotland with emphasis on Cathedral, People’s Palace, Riverside Museum and Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.



St Mungo, Glasgow’s patron saint at Tron Steeple.

This evening, I am posting information on Glasgow’s patron saint, St Mungo or St Kentigern.

St Mungo was part of a wave of early Christian missionaries who were active in Scotland during the 6th century AD. Although St Mungo was born in Scotland many of his contemporaries came from Ireland. This was the time of the Celtic Church which was dominant in Scotland until being eclipsed by the Roman Catholic Church after the Synod of Whitby in the late 7th century, AD.

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