OOSI Sculpture

Pope Gregory the Great

Date Unknown / Creator Unknown / Cleveland

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Portrait of Pope Gregory the Great wearing mitre and robes.

The westernmost figure in a series of four statues on the north side of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse. All four of these figures were level-headed, just leaders who either instituted or reformed their society's respective codes of law in a manner that is still followed today.

Pope Gregory was fluent in imperial law as well as canon law, even as a young man, which came in very handy once he ascended to the Seat of the Papacy in the sixth century. He was able to make a definitive outline of the roles of bishops, priests, and pastors in the lives of their respective flocks, and he almost completely reformed the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in a manner that is followed today.

Location: On the north cornice., 1 Lakeside Avenue

County

: Cuyahoga

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Citation

: “Pope Gregory the Great,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed December 16, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/357.

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Title

Pope Gregory the Great

Description

Portrait of Pope Gregory the Great wearing mitre and robes.

The westernmost figure in a series of four statues on the north side of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse. All four of these figures were level-headed, just leaders who either instituted or reformed their society's respective codes of law in a manner that is still followed today.

Pope Gregory was fluent in imperial law as well as canon law, even as a young man, which came in very handy once he ascended to the Seat of the Papacy in the sixth century. He was able to make a definitive outline of the roles of bishops, priests, and pastors in the lives of their respective flocks, and he almost completely reformed the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in a manner that is followed today.

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Location City

Location County

Location Site

On the north cornice.

Location Street

1 Lakeside Avenue

Creation Date

01/01/1911