Visitors and opinions sought
One area I found interesting at the Visitor's center was the amazingly thorough An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church. The entry that caught my eye (out of the hundreds there) is the one for:
Cathedral CarOur own Diocese of Georgia has no Cathderal (or primary church of the diocese) and our Bishop, Henry Louttit, spends his time on the road in his big Ford Expedition with its distinctive tag "Aslan" for the Lion who is the Jesus' character in C.S. Lews' The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. I thought that was the cathedral car. I guess one does learn something new every day.
Bishop William D. Walker of North Dakota faced many difficulties in his missionary work. He conceived the idea of a traveling chapel which would carry the church to those outlying places where there were no facilities for services.
In 1889 he approached friends in the east for money to build a railway chapel. The sixty-foot car was built by the Pullman Palace Car Company at a cost of $3,000. Eighty persons could be seated on portable chairs in the coach. Painted on the car were the words: "The Church of the Advent," and "The Cathedral Car of North Dakota." Bishop Walker sometimes referred to the car as the "Roaming Catholic Cathedral." The Cathedral Car was sold in 1901.
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church