What is a Cathedral?
Essentially, a cathedral is simply a church building, a place where the real Church (the people of God) gathers throughout the week to serve and worship God and minister to one another.
What makes a cathedral different is that it is also the place where the bishop's seat or throne (a "cathedra") is located. As it is the bishop's seat, so to speak, a cathedral becomes in a real sense, the home parish of the entire diocese.
In days of old, many churches and cathedrals had red-painted doors. This was meant to symbolize the fact that these sacred spaces were sanctuaries, safe spaces, places of refuge to any and all. While our doors currently are yellow, we do intend that St. Andrew's be a safe place for all.