The Cathedral's Vaulted Ceiling

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In Byzantine churchs, the long barrel-vaulted ceiling that establishes a celestial space overhead.  It represents that in the Kingdom of God, Christ "unites all things in himself, things in heaven and things on earth," (Ephesians 1:10) and that in him we are all "filled with all the fullness of God." (Ephesians 3:19) This dome symbolism is in contrast to pointed arches which point to God far up in the heavens.

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