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The center doors lead into the main aisle of the Nave.  The Cathedral nave consists of a large, clear space with a cruciform (cross shape) floor plan.  It is illuminated be magnificently glazed tracery windows.

  Beautifully hammered iron chandeliers, hang in two rows on long chains from the tiled buff colored ceiling. 

Six pointed arched trusses springing from carved stone corbels built into the side walls support the ceiling.  At the point where each arch meets the ceiling is a shield.  Twelve in all, one for each apostle.  The apostles and their emblems are as follows:


West Side, from sanctuary to rear

East Side, from sanctuary to rear

  St. Peter - cross and keys St. John - eagle  
  St. James the Less - windmill St. Philip - Tau cross and basket  
  St. Matthias - book and battle-ax St. Andrew - fish hook and cross  
  St. Thomas - girdle, stones and T-square St. Bartholomew - skin and cross  
  St. Jude - boat St. James the Greater - shells  
  St. Matthew - purses and battle-ax St. Simon - oar, saw, and ax  

Various shrines, statues, rooms of reconciliation and stations of the cross can be found on the west and east side aisles of the nave.      

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