Every diocese has a mother church where the chair of the bishop resides, hence this place is called a cathedral. This was our point of excursion today: Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in Mexico City! Prior to our exploration to the mother church, we visited the remains that are next to it, the Mayan temples. The ruins are up for viewing and it was interesting to view life before Christianity on these shores.
These were the temples were believers sacrificed humans and pulled out their hearts to please their pagan gods — very reminiscent of Indiana Jones.
The cathedral is slowly sinking as everything is made on top of man-made earth. Yet, it’s a stunning place of worship. Take peak:
But the greatest treat of all was our climb to the mother church’s bell tower …
So here it is, simply for fun … before the sophistication of electronics, altar boys were charged to ring the bells for worship: