The Cathedral - The Ambry

The Cathedral - The AmbryThe Holy Oils and the Oil of Chrism are visible to the assembly not merely as a display, but to remind the community that God chooses to use the things of this earth to impart His grace. In the Cathedral Church the Oils take on a particular significance as signs of the faithful's unity with the Bishop's pastoral ministry. The Ambry is the place where the Holy Oils and the Oil of Chrism are stored. The base of this Ambry is the former baptismal font and the upper section is crafted from black walnut. Its design compliments the tracery design in the stained glass windows. The upper walnut section is capped with the top of the former baptismal font.