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Bonus images from Holy Family Church:

1. Another image of those vibrant stained-glass windows.

2 & 3. Holy Family may have been completed in 1965, but it still has some great lettering with strong art moderne style and even perhaps some hints of art deco.

4. This shrine to Mother Teresa is one of three along the east wall of the sanctuary. Above them is a highly stylized frieze representing the Stations of the Cross in glazed ceramic.

5. The front door of the neighboring rectory, which reflects the modernist details of the main building, but in more restrained details and materials. Some of the details — look, for example, at the elongated rhombuses — seem to have a Space Age feel.

6. One more look at that incredible stained glass.

#52HOWin52weeks | Week 16

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Bonus images from Holy Family Church: 1. Another image of those vibrant stained-glass windows. 2 & 3. Holy Family may have been completed in 1965, but it still has some great lettering with strong art moderne style and even perhaps some hints of art deco. 4. This shrine to Mother Teresa is one of three along the east wall of the sanctuary. Above them is a highly stylized frieze representing the Stations of the Cross in glazed ceramic. 5. The front door of the neighboring rectory, which reflects the modernist details of the main building, but in more restrained details and materials. Some of the details — look, for example, at the elongated rhombuses — seem to have a Space Age feel. 6. One more look at that incredible stained glass. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 16 #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #HolyFamily #HolyFamilyChurch #ChurchoftheHolyFamily #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #TurtleBay #TurtleBayManhattan #architecture #modernarchitecture #modernism #modernist #modernistarchitecture #UnitedNations #UN #UnitedNationsHeadquarters #UNheadquarters #UnitedNationsHQ #UNhq #52in52 #design #art #religion # #🇻🇦 - 8 days ago

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Perhaps the best feature of Holy Family Church is the garden in the courtyard between the sanctuary and the rectory — an oasis of green and quiet in the midst of the concrete, glass, and steel skyscrapers of East Midtown.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 16

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Perhaps the best feature of Holy Family Church is the garden in the courtyard between the sanctuary and the rectory — an oasis of green and quiet in the midst of the concrete, glass, and steel skyscrapers of East Midtown. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 16 #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #HolyFamily #HolyFamilyChurch #ChurchoftheHolyFamily #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #TurtleBay #TurtleBayManhattan #architecture #modernarchitecture #modernism #modernist #modernistarchitecture #UnitedNations #UN #UnitedNationsHeadquarters #UNheadquarters #UnitedNationsHQ #UNhq #52in52 #design #art #religion # #🇻🇦 - 8 days ago

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The stained glass is some of the most vibrant and richly colored that I have seen so far in my visits to houses of worship in New York City.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 16

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The stained glass is some of the most vibrant and richly colored that I have seen so far in my visits to houses of worship in New York City. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 16 #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #HolyFamily #HolyFamilyChurch #ChurchoftheHolyFamily #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #TurtleBay #TurtleBayManhattan #architecture #modernarchitecture #modernism #modernist #modernistarchitecture #UnitedNations #UN #UnitedNationsHeadquarters #UNheadquarters #UnitedNationsHQ #UNhq #52in52 #design #art #religion # #🇻🇦 - 8 days ago

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The modern, abstract design is just as thorough on the interior as it is on the exterior. A large depiction of Jesus with arms outstretched rises above the altar and greets worshippers as they enter the sanctuary.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 16

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The modern, abstract design is just as thorough on the interior as it is on the exterior. A large depiction of Jesus with arms outstretched rises above the altar and greets worshippers as they enter the sanctuary. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 16 #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #HolyFamily #HolyFamilyChurch #ChurchoftheHolyFamily #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #TurtleBay #TurtleBayManhattan #architecture #modernarchitecture #modernism #modernist #modernistarchitecture #UnitedNations #UN #UnitedNationsHeadquarters #UNheadquarters #UnitedNationsHQ #UNhq #52in52 #design #art #religion # #🇻🇦 - 8 days ago

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Week 16: Holy Family Church, Manhattan
This ultramodern church was completed in 1965 just a block from the headquarters of the United Nations and serves the multilingual international diplomatic community around the U.N. complex.

If you have been keeping up, yes, it has been a while since my last 52-in-52 post. My wife and I, with our three children, moved about a month ago. We are still in New York City, but the preparation for the move — and the recovery and settling in after — didn’t leave me with much time to visit and post. I will be playing catch-up over the summer.
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Week 16: Holy Family Church, Manhattan This ultramodern church was completed in 1965 just a block from the headquarters of the United Nations and serves the multilingual international diplomatic community around the U.N. complex. If you have been keeping up, yes, it has been a while since my last 52-in-52 post. My wife and I, with our three children, moved about a month ago. We are still in New York City, but the preparation for the move — and the recovery and settling in after — didn’t leave me with much time to visit and post. I will be playing catch-up over the summer. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #HolyFamily #HolyFamilyChurch #ChurchoftheHolyFamily #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #TurtleBay #TurtleBayManhattan #architecture #modernarchitecture #modernism #modernist #modernistarchitecture #UnitedNations #UN #UnitedNationsHeadquarters #UNheadquarters #UnitedNationsHQ #UNhq #design #art #religion # #🇻🇦 - 8 days ago

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Back in February, I visited the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn for week 5 of #52HOWin52weeks. With the Cathedral Basilica of St. James in Downtown Brooklyn it is one of the two seats of the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Queens. From 2012 to 2014, about the time it became the co-cathedral, it was beautifully restored. Part of the restoration included the installation of a number of impressive murals throughout the cathedral. Among these are 20 Marian murals in the rondels in the vaults over the arcades on either side of the nave. These murals represent the Virgin Mary as she is portrayed in various countries around the world, a tribute to the immigrant heritage of the Diocese of Brooklyn. On my previous visit I was able to get photos of 18 of the 20 Marian murals. The other two were over parts of the chancel and may have been roped or gated off — at any rate, I didn’t feel comfortable going in the space immediately beneath them, so I couldn’t get decent photos. Last night I attended an event at the co-cathedral, which gave me the opportunity finally to photograph the last two. And here they are:

1. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception/United States
2. Our Lady of Guadalupe/Mexico

#church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #cathedral #Catholiccathedral #DioceseofBrooklyn #NYC #Brooklyn #BK #Bklyn #ProspectHeights #architecture #religion #⛪ #art #mural #OurLady #OurLadyofGuadalupe #Marian #Mary #VirginMary

Back in February, I visited the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn for week 5 of #52HOWin52weeks . With the Cathedral Basilica of St. James in Downtown Brooklyn it is one of the two seats of the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Queens. From 2012 to 2014, about the time it became the co-cathedral, it was beautifully restored. Part of the restoration included the installation of a number of impressive murals throughout the cathedral. Among these are 20 Marian murals in the rondels in the vaults over the arcades on either side of the nave. These murals represent the Virgin Mary as she is portrayed in various countries around the world, a tribute to the immigrant heritage of the Diocese of Brooklyn. On my previous visit I was able to get photos of 18 of the 20 Marian murals. The other two were over parts of the chancel and may have been roped or gated off — at any rate, I didn’t feel comfortable going in the space immediately beneath them, so I couldn’t get decent photos. Last night I attended an event at the co-cathedral, which gave me the opportunity finally to photograph the last two. And here they are: 1. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception/United States 2. Our Lady of Guadalupe/Mexico #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #cathedral #Catholiccathedral #DioceseofBrooklyn #NYC #Brooklyn #BK #Bklyn #ProspectHeights #architecture #religion # #art #mural #OurLady #OurLadyofGuadalupe #Marian #Mary #VirginMary - 3 months ago

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Perhaps the most poignant work in the church is the World War I Memorial. Like the figures in the reredos, this is also the work of sculptor Lee Lawrie. A brochure available in the church explains: “At the top the Archangel Michael drives his lance into the dragon (Satan, evil, war). Below is an exceptionally strong relief of American soldiers going from America, represented by Saint Thomas Church on the left, to France, represented by Rheims Cathedral (1211) on the right. The names cut into the wall are those of parishioners who served in the war. The names in gold at the top are those who gave their lives. The colored shields on the stone are the branches of the armed services; those on the door are of the Allied Nations.”
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 15

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Perhaps the most poignant work in the church is the World War I Memorial. Like the figures in the reredos, this is also the work of sculptor Lee Lawrie. A brochure available in the church explains: “At the top the Archangel Michael drives his lance into the dragon (Satan, evil, war). Below is an exceptionally strong relief of American soldiers going from America, represented by Saint Thomas Church on the left, to France, represented by Rheims Cathedral (1211) on the right. The names cut into the wall are those of parishioners who served in the war. The names in gold at the top are those who gave their lives. The colored shields on the stone are the branches of the armed services; those on the door are of the Allied Nations.” #52HOWin52weeks | Week 15 #church #StThomasChurch #Episcopal #Episcopalchurch #FifthAvenue #FifthAve #53rdStreet #Gothic #gothicstyle #gothicarchitecture #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NRHP #NationalRegister #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #history #NYChistory #WorldWarI #WWI #architecture #religion # - 3 months ago

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A detail of the organ case and its ornate woodwork on the north side of the chancel, just behind the pulpit. The organ is currently undergoing rebuilding; the project should be completed later this year.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 15

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A detail of the organ case and its ornate woodwork on the north side of the chancel, just behind the pulpit. The organ is currently undergoing rebuilding; the project should be completed later this year. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 15 #church #StThomasChurch #Episcopal #Episcopalchurch #FifthAvenue #FifthAve #53rdStreet #Gothic #gothicstyle #gothicarchitecture #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NRHP #NationalRegister #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #history #NYChistory #architecture #religion # - 3 months ago

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This intricate reredos, the work of Lee Lawrie, rises 24 meters (80 feet) above the chancel and altar. Its 60 figures and ornate carving dominate every view from the nave.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 15

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This intricate reredos, the work of Lee Lawrie, rises 24 meters (80 feet) above the chancel and altar. Its 60 figures and ornate carving dominate every view from the nave. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 15 #church #StThomasChurch #Episcopal #Episcopalchurch #FifthAvenue #FifthAve #53rdStreet #Gothic #gothicstyle #gothicarchitecture #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NRHP #NationalRegister #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #history #NYChistory #architecture #religion # - 3 months ago

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Week 15: St. Thomas Church, Midtown Manhattan, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. (If you’re keeping track, yes, I’m possibly a week behind. I’ve been sick. But I’ll catch up.)
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Week 15: St. Thomas Church, Midtown Manhattan, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. (If you’re keeping track, yes, I’m possibly a week behind. I’ve been sick. But I’ll catch up.) #52HOWin52weeks #church #StThomasChurch #Episcopal #Episcopalchurch #FifthAvenue #FifthAve #53rdStreet #Gothic #gothicstyle #gothicarchitecture #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NRHP #NationalRegister #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #history #NYChistory #architecture #religion # - 3 months ago

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The upper portion and ceiling of the main lobby.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 14

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The upper portion and ceiling of the main lobby. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 14 #church #UnitedPalace #UnitedPalaceTheater #UPHI #UPCA #WashingtonHeights #WashingtonHeightsNY #WashingtonHeightsNYC #NYC #Manhattan #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NYChistory # - 3 months ago

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In 2007 a writer at The New York Times described the United Palace’s architectural style as “Byzantine-Romanesque-Indo-Hindu-Sino-Moorish-Persian-Eclectic-Rococo-Deco”. Close enough.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 14

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In 2007 a writer at The New York Times described the United Palace’s architectural style as “Byzantine-Romanesque-Indo-Hindu-Sino-Moorish-Persian-Eclectic-Rococo-Deco”. Close enough. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 14 #church #UnitedPalace #UnitedPalaceTheater #UPHI #UPCA #WashingtonHeights #WashingtonHeightsNY #WashingtonHeightsNYC #NYC #Manhattan #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NYChistory # - 3 months ago

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The original auditorium, which seats around 3,400, now serves as a sanctuary on Sundays and regularly hosts community and cultural events.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 14

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The original auditorium, which seats around 3,400, now serves as a sanctuary on Sundays and regularly hosts community and cultural events. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 14 #church #UnitedPalace #UnitedPalaceTheater #UPHI #UPCA #WashingtonHeights #WashingtonHeightsNY #WashingtonHeightsNYC #NYC #Manhattan #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NYChistory # - 3 months ago

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Week 14: United Palace House of Inspiration, Washington Heights, Manhattan. The building opened in 1930 as the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre. When the movie palace closed in 1969, it was purchased by a televangelist to house his church. That church, now called the United Palace House of Inspiration, continues to use the building, though it now also serves as a community center and performing arts space. A number of movies and television shows have filmed scenes here.
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Week 14: United Palace House of Inspiration, Washington Heights, Manhattan. The building opened in 1930 as the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre. When the movie palace closed in 1969, it was purchased by a televangelist to house his church. That church, now called the United Palace House of Inspiration, continues to use the building, though it now also serves as a community center and performing arts space. A number of movies and television shows have filmed scenes here. #52HOWin52weeks #church #UnitedPalace #UnitedPalaceTheater #UPHI #UPCA #WashingtonHeights #WashingtonHeightsNY #WashingtonHeightsNYC #NYC #Manhattan #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NYChistory # - 3 months ago

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A stained-glass window in the west wall of the sanctuary. St. Peter’s was renovated just after the turn of the 20th century; I don’t know if these windows are original or if they date from the 1905 work, but I find them remarkably legible.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 13

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A stained-glass window in the west wall of the sanctuary. St. Peter’s was renovated just after the turn of the 20th century; I don’t know if these windows are original or if they date from the 1905 work, but I find them remarkably legible. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 13 #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NYChistory #NYhistory #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #NationalRegister #NRHP #Manhattan #FinancialDistrict #FiDi #LowerManhattan #downtown #DowntownManhattan #downtowniswhatsup #architecture #religion #stainedglass # - 4 months ago

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The church’s front steps lead up to a small portico lined by six Ionic columns — a grand entrance for a rather modest church now dwarfed by the surrounding skyscrapers. Among those towers is the World Trade Center, just a block away. On September 11, 2001, when a passenger jet struck one of the WTC towers, a landing gear pierced the roof of St. Peter’s. Later that day, when 1 WTC (the North Tower) collapsed, a chaplain for the New York Fire Department, Father Mychal Judge, was struck by debris. After the dust settled and firefighters saw Father Judge’s lifeless body lying there, they carried him up these steps into St. Peter’s and laid him on the marble in front of the altar. His body was covered with a clean white cloth from the sacristy, and the firefighters pulled close the candles flickering on either side. He lay there until that afternoon, when two Franciscan friars carried his body to a fire station near his residence.

Just the day before, on 10 September 2001, Father Judge gave a Mass for firefighters at a station in the Bronx, where he told them: “You do what God has called you to do. You get on that ring, you go out and do the job. No matter how big the call, no matter how small, you have no idea of what God is calling you to, but God needs you. He needs me. He needs all of us. God needs us to keep supporting each other, to be kind to each other, to love each other.” St. Peter’s was an important staging and staffing area throughout the rescue and recovery efforts following the 2001 terrorist attacks.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 13

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The church’s front steps lead up to a small portico lined by six Ionic columns — a grand entrance for a rather modest church now dwarfed by the surrounding skyscrapers. Among those towers is the World Trade Center, just a block away. On September 11, 2001, when a passenger jet struck one of the WTC towers, a landing gear pierced the roof of St. Peter’s. Later that day, when 1 WTC (the North Tower) collapsed, a chaplain for the New York Fire Department, Father Mychal Judge, was struck by debris. After the dust settled and firefighters saw Father Judge’s lifeless body lying there, they carried him up these steps into St. Peter’s and laid him on the marble in front of the altar. His body was covered with a clean white cloth from the sacristy, and the firefighters pulled close the candles flickering on either side. He lay there until that afternoon, when two Franciscan friars carried his body to a fire station near his residence. Just the day before, on 10 September 2001, Father Judge gave a Mass for firefighters at a station in the Bronx, where he told them: “You do what God has called you to do. You get on that ring, you go out and do the job. No matter how big the call, no matter how small, you have no idea of what God is calling you to, but God needs you. He needs me. He needs all of us. God needs us to keep supporting each other, to be kind to each other, to love each other.” St. Peter’s was an important staging and staffing area throughout the rescue and recovery efforts following the 2001 terrorist attacks. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 13 #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NYChistory #NYhistory #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #NationalRegister #NRHP #Manhattan #FinancialDistrict #FiDi #LowerManhattan #downtown #DowntownManhattan #downtowniswhatsup #architecture #GreekRevival #religion #911 #September11 #September11th #September11th2001 #11September2001 # - 4 months ago

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St. Peter’s was built between 1836 and 1840. The architecture is Greek Revival, which is perhaps unusual for a Catholic church but it was the predominant style in the United States at the time. Many significant public buildings from that period, particularly governmental and other institutional buildings, and even some private houses, were designed in the style, characterized by symmetry and restrained ornamentation.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 13

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St. Peter’s was built between 1836 and 1840. The architecture is Greek Revival, which is perhaps unusual for a Catholic church but it was the predominant style in the United States at the time. Many significant public buildings from that period, particularly governmental and other institutional buildings, and even some private houses, were designed in the style, characterized by symmetry and restrained ornamentation. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 13 #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NYChistory #NYhistory #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #NationalRegister #NRHP #Manhattan #FinancialDistrict #FiDi #LowerManhattan #downtown #DowntownManhattan #downtowniswhatsup #architecture #GreekRevival #religion # - 4 months ago

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Week 13: St. Peter’s Church in the heart of the Financial District, the oldest Roman Catholic parish in New York State, founded in 1785.
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Week 13: St. Peter’s Church in the heart of the Financial District, the oldest Roman Catholic parish in New York State, founded in 1785. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NYChistory #NYhistory #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #NationalRegister #NRHP #Manhattan #FinancialDistrict #FiDi #LowerManhattan #downtown #DowntownManhattan #downtowniswhatsup #architecture #religion # - 4 months ago

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This view across the sanctuary toward the south transept shows the arcades and Romanesque arches that line either side of the nave. The architect, Francis J. Berlenbach, Jr., designed a number of churches for the Diocese of Brooklyn, including the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, which I visited in week 5 of this project. The similarities between the two houses of worship are immediately apparent.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 12

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This view across the sanctuary toward the south transept shows the arcades and Romanesque arches that line either side of the nave. The architect, Francis J. Berlenbach, Jr., designed a number of churches for the Diocese of Brooklyn, including the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, which I visited in week 5 of this project. The similarities between the two houses of worship are immediately apparent. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 12 #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Queens #QNS #Ridgewood #RidgewoodQueens #RidgewoodNY #RidgewoodNYC #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #NationalRegister #NRHP #NYChistory #architecture #religion # - 4 months ago

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There are ten of these roundels in the barrel vault over the nave and transepts — one corresponding to each of the Ten Commandments.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 12

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There are ten of these roundels in the barrel vault over the nave and transepts — one corresponding to each of the Ten Commandments. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 12 #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Queens #QNS #Ridgewood #RidgewoodQueens #RidgewoodNY #RidgewoodNYC #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #NationalRegister #NRHP #NYChistory #architecture #religion # - 4 months ago

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The nave. St. Matthias Church was completed in 1926 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 12

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The nave. St. Matthias Church was completed in 1926 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 12 #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Queens #QNS #Ridgewood #RidgewoodQueens #RidgewoodNY #RidgewoodNYC #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #NationalRegister #NRHP #NYChistory #architecture #religion # - 4 months ago

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Week 12: St. Matthias Church, Ridgewood, Queens
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Week 12: St. Matthias Church, Ridgewood, Queens #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Queens #QNS #Ridgewood #RidgewoodQueens #RidgewoodNY #RidgewoodNYC #architecture #religion # - 4 months ago

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I was struck by this gate in front of one of the altars. At the center is a depiction of a basket with five loaves of bread and two fish below — a reference to the only miracle performed by Jesus that is described in all four of the New Testament gospels.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 11

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I was struck by this gate in front of one of the altars. At the center is a depiction of a basket with five loaves of bread and two fish below — a reference to the only miracle performed by Jesus that is described in all four of the New Testament gospels. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 11 #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Queens #QNS #ForestHills #ForestHillsQueens #ForestHillsNY #ForestHillsNYC #architecture #religion # - 4 months ago

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The narthex, or foyer. Note the Guastavino tiles in the vaulted ceiling. These tiles are also found in the aisles on either side of the nave as well as in a large expanse in the vault over the transept crossing. I found their use here both beautiful — I’m a big fan of Guastavino tiles — and surprising, since by the time of this church’s construction in the late 1930s these tiles were past their heyday.

There is a small chapel in a wing that extends north of the church at the far end of the narthex.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 11

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The narthex, or foyer. Note the Guastavino tiles in the vaulted ceiling. These tiles are also found in the aisles on either side of the nave as well as in a large expanse in the vault over the transept crossing. I found their use here both beautiful — I’m a big fan of Guastavino tiles — and surprising, since by the time of this church’s construction in the late 1930s these tiles were past their heyday. There is a small chapel in a wing that extends north of the church at the far end of the narthex. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 11 #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Queens #QNS #ForestHills #ForestHillsQueens #ForestHillsNY #ForestHillsNYC #architecture #religion # - 4 months ago

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The nave looking east toward the narthex.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 11

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The nave looking east toward the narthex. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 11 #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Queens #QNS #ForestHills #ForestHillsQueens #ForestHillsNY #ForestHillsNYC #architecture #religion # - 4 months ago

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Week 11: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, Forest Hills, Queens, completed 1939 and modeled on Durham Cathedral in England.
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Week 11: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, Forest Hills, Queens, completed 1939 and modeled on Durham Cathedral in England. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Queens #QNS #ForestHills #ForestHillsQueens #ForestHillsNY #ForestHillsNYC #architecture #religion # - 4 months ago

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Spectacular stained glass set in the corners of the cathedral depict biblical scenes and the establishment of the Armenian church as well as memorialize the 1915 Armenian genocide.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 10

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Spectacular stained glass set in the corners of the cathedral depict biblical scenes and the establishment of the Armenian church as well as memorialize the 1915 Armenian genocide. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 10 #church #cathedral #StVartan #SaintVartan #StVartanCathedral #SaintVartanCathedral #Armenia #Armenian #ArmenianOrthodox #ArmenianChurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #EastMidtown #architecture #religion #✝️ # #🇦🇲 - 4 months ago

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The dome over the sanctuary. At the center of the dome is the Armenian letter է, signifying what God called himself to Moses, “I Am” or “He Who Is”. It is surrounded by symbols of the Christian faith. Below these are eight stained-glass windows depicting the Creation. The dome rests on two intersecting sets of arches — from above they form something like a # — which is characteristic of historic Armenian churches.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 10

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The dome over the sanctuary. At the center of the dome is the Armenian letter է, signifying what God called himself to Moses, “I Am” or “He Who Is”. It is surrounded by symbols of the Christian faith. Below these are eight stained-glass windows depicting the Creation. The dome rests on two intersecting sets of arches — from above they form something like a # — which is characteristic of historic Armenian churches. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 10 #church #cathedral #StVartan #SaintVartan #StVartanCathedral #SaintVartanCathedral #Armenia #Armenian #ArmenianOrthodox #ArmenianChurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #EastMidtown #architecture #religion #✝️ # #🇦🇲 - 4 months ago

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Looking toward the main altar. A curtain has been drawn between the altar and the sanctuary for Lent, signifying humanity’s separation from and unworthiness before God and the need to repent. It will be reopened on Easter to symbolize Jesus Christ’s act of redemption.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 10

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Looking toward the main altar. A curtain has been drawn between the altar and the sanctuary for Lent, signifying humanity’s separation from and unworthiness before God and the need to repent. It will be reopened on Easter to symbolize Jesus Christ’s act of redemption. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 10 #church #cathedral #StVartan #SaintVartan #StVartanCathedral #SaintVartanCathedral #Armenia #Armenian #ArmenianOrthodox #ArmenianChurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #EastMidtown #architecture #religion #✝️ # #🇦🇲 - 4 months ago

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Week 10: St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, East Midtown, Manhattan. Though it was completed in 1968 with modern materials and architecture, the cathedral was modeled on a seventh-century church in Armenia.
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Week 10: St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, East Midtown, Manhattan. Though it was completed in 1968 with modern materials and architecture, the cathedral was modeled on a seventh-century church in Armenia. #52HOWin52weeks #church #cathedral #StVartan #SaintVartan #StVartanCathedral #SaintVartanCathedral #Armenia #Armenian #ArmenianOrthodox #ArmenianChurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #EastMidtown #architecture #religion #✝️ # #🇦🇲 - 4 months ago

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Mural over the transept crossing.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 9

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Mural over the transept crossing. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 9 #church #basilica #ReginaPacis #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Brooklyn #Bensonhurst #architecture #religion # - 5 months ago

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Half dome over the apse and altar.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 9

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Half dome over the apse and altar. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 9 #church #basilica #ReginaPacis #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Brooklyn #Bensonhurst #architecture #religion # - 5 months ago

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The nave looking northeast toward the narthex.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 9

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The nave looking northeast toward the narthex. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 9 #church #basilica #ReginaPacis #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Brooklyn #Bensonhurst #architecture #religion # - 5 months ago

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Week 9: The Basilica of Regina Pacis, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, completed in 1951 and elevated to the status of minor basilica on 19 October 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI.
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Week 9: The Basilica of Regina Pacis, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, completed in 1951 and elevated to the status of minor basilica on 19 October 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. #52HOWin52weeks #church #basilica #ReginaPacis #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Brooklyn #Bensonhurst #architecture #religion # - 5 months ago

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Louise Nevelson’s Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Its official website describes it as a “comprehensive sculptural environment” and notes that it is “the only permanent installation of a Nevelson comprehensive environment in New York City.”
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 8

#church #Lutheran #Lutheranchurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #LexingtonAve #LexingtonAvenue #601Lex #601Lexington #601LexingtonAve #601LexingtonAvenue #1976 #1977 #LouiseNevelson #art #architecture #religion #⛪

Louise Nevelson’s Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Its official website describes it as a “comprehensive sculptural environment” and notes that it is “the only permanent installation of a Nevelson comprehensive environment in New York City.” #52HOWin52weeks | Week 8 #church #Lutheran #Lutheranchurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #LexingtonAve #LexingtonAvenue #601Lex #601Lexington #601LexingtonAve #601LexingtonAvenue #1976 #1977 #LouiseNevelson #art #architecture #religion # - 5 months ago

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The organ case below the sloped acoustical ceiling in the northwest corner of the sanctuary. Behind the organ case is the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 54th Street.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 8

#church #Lutheran #Lutheranchurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #LexingtonAve #LexingtonAvenue #601Lex #601Lexington #601LexingtonAve #601LexingtonAvenue #1976 #architecture #religion #⛪

The organ case below the sloped acoustical ceiling in the northwest corner of the sanctuary. Behind the organ case is the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 54th Street. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 8 #church #Lutheran #Lutheranchurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #LexingtonAve #LexingtonAvenue #601Lex #601Lexington #601LexingtonAve #601LexingtonAvenue #1976 #architecture #religion # - 5 months ago

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A view of the sanctuary from street level — the floor of the sanctuary is actually one level below ground — reveals the simple geometry and modern lines and materials that define the church’s design.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 8

#church #Lutheran #Lutheranchurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #LexingtonAve #LexingtonAvenue #601Lex #601Lexington #601LexingtonAve #601LexingtonAvenue #1976 #architecture #religion #⛪

A view of the sanctuary from street level — the floor of the sanctuary is actually one level below ground — reveals the simple geometry and modern lines and materials that define the church’s design. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 8 #church #Lutheran #Lutheranchurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #LexingtonAve #LexingtonAvenue #601Lex #601Lexington #601LexingtonAve #601LexingtonAvenue #1976 #architecture #religion # - 5 months ago

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Week 8: St. Peter’s Church, tucked under the corner of 601 Lexington Avenue, which was formerly known as the Citicorp Center and is distinctive for its roof that slopes at a 45° angle. The office tower has 59 stories and is 279 meters (915 feet) tall, currently the 14th tallest in New York. It was built on four 35-meter (114-foot) columns at the center of each side, with corners that stick out 22 meters (72 feet), to accommodate the church.
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Week 8: St. Peter’s Church, tucked under the corner of 601 Lexington Avenue, which was formerly known as the Citicorp Center and is distinctive for its roof that slopes at a 45° angle. The office tower has 59 stories and is 279 meters (915 feet) tall, currently the 14th tallest in New York. It was built on four 35-meter (114-foot) columns at the center of each side, with corners that stick out 22 meters (72 feet), to accommodate the church. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Lutheran #Lutheranchurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #LexingtonAve #LexingtonAvenue #601Lex #601Lexington #601LexingtonAve #601LexingtonAvenue #1976 #architecture #religion # - 5 months ago

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One last image of Beth Sholom: the chandelier and ceiling over the main sanctuary.
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One last image of Beth Sholom: the chandelier and ceiling over the main sanctuary. #52HOWin52weeks #synagogue #Philadelphia #PHL #ElkinsPark #Judaism #Jew #Jewish #FrankLloydWright #FLW #architecture #religiousarchitecture #religion #🕍 #✡️ - 5 months ago

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A panorama of the main sanctuary.
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A panorama of the main sanctuary. #52HOWin52weeks #synagogue #Philadelphia #PHL #ElkinsPark #Judaism #Jew #Jewish #FrankLloydWright #FLW #architecture #religiousarchitecture #religion #🕍 #✡️ #panorama #panoramas - 5 months ago

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A panorama of the main sanctuary.
#52HOWin52weeks

#synagogue #Philadelphia #PHL #ElkinsPark #Judaism #Jew #Jewish #FrankLloydWright #FLW #architecture #religiousarchitecture #religion #🕍 #✡️ #panorama #panoramas

A panorama of the main sanctuary. #52HOWin52weeks #synagogue #Philadelphia #PHL #ElkinsPark #Judaism #Jew #Jewish #FrankLloydWright #FLW #architecture #religiousarchitecture #religion #🕍 #✡️ #panorama #panoramas - 5 months ago

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I had never before been so close to Torah scrolls, and they are beautiful.
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I had never before been so close to Torah scrolls, and they are beautiful. #52HOWin52weeks #synagogue #Philadelphia #PHL #ElkinsPark #Judaism #Jew #Jewish #Torah #Torahscroll #FrankLloydWright #FLW #architecture #religiousarchitecture #religion #🕍 #✡️ # - 5 months ago

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The sanctuary.
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The sanctuary. #52HOWin52weeks #synagogue #Philadelphia #PHL #ElkinsPark #Judaism #Jew #Jewish #FrankLloydWright #FLW #architecture #religiousarchitecture #religion #🕍 #✡️ - 5 months ago

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A special visit today to this place: Beth Sholom Synagogue, the only synagogue designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, a suburb north of Philadelphia. Though that roof looks solid and opaque, it is actually made of glass and translucent plastic. By day it allows sunlight to flood the interior; by night the lights of the synagogue shine out.
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#synagogue #Philadelphia #PHL #ElkinsPark #Judaism #Jew #Jewish #FrankLloydWright #FLW #architecture #religiousarchitecture #religion #🕍 #✡️

A special visit today to this place: Beth Sholom Synagogue, the only synagogue designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, a suburb north of Philadelphia. Though that roof looks solid and opaque, it is actually made of glass and translucent plastic. By day it allows sunlight to flood the interior; by night the lights of the synagogue shine out. #52HOWin52weeks #synagogue #Philadelphia #PHL #ElkinsPark #Judaism #Jew #Jewish #FrankLloydWright #FLW #architecture #religiousarchitecture #religion #🕍 #✡️ - 5 months ago

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Looking down on Fifth Avenue and East 55th Street from the clock tower of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 7

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Looking down on Fifth Avenue and East 55th Street from the clock tower of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 7 #church #Presbyterian #Presbyterianchurch #FAPC #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #architecture #religion # @fapc_nyc - 5 months ago

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I took a tour of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church this afternoon. A few times a year the tour includes a visit to the attic over the sanctuary and up the clock tower that reigns over the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 55th Street. FAPC’s tower clock still runs on its original gravity-powered mechanism, installed in 1875. Those on the tour got a close-up look. These gears transfer the power from the central mechanism to the hands on the clock’s three faces. It is a beautiful piece of machinery that has been carefully maintained for nearly 150 years.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 7

#church #Presbyterian #Presbyterianchurch #FAPC #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #architecture #Victorian #Gothic #VictorianGothic #religion #⛪ #clock #clocktower @fapc_nyc

I took a tour of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church this afternoon. A few times a year the tour includes a visit to the attic over the sanctuary and up the clock tower that reigns over the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 55th Street. FAPC’s tower clock still runs on its original gravity-powered mechanism, installed in 1875. Those on the tour got a close-up look. These gears transfer the power from the central mechanism to the hands on the clock’s three faces. It is a beautiful piece of machinery that has been carefully maintained for nearly 150 years. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 7 #church #Presbyterian #Presbyterianchurch #FAPC #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #architecture #Victorian #Gothic #VictorianGothic #religion # #clock #clocktower @fapc_nyc - 5 months ago

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The sanctuary.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 7

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The sanctuary. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 7 #church #Presbyterian #Presbyterianchurch #FAPC #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #architecture #Victorian #Gothic #VictorianGothic #religion # @fapc_nyc - 5 months ago

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Week 7: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Midtown Manhattan
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Week 7: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Midtown Manhattan #52HOWin52weeks #church #Presbyterian #Presbyterianchurch #FAPC #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #architecture #Victorian #Gothic #VictorianGothic #religion # @fapc_nyc - 5 months ago

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My first visit for 52 Houses of Worship in 52 Weeks was to the Church of St. Francis Xavier, a Roman Catholic church in the Jesuit tradition just west of Union Square, Manhattan. Unfortunately I arrived shortly before the Epiphany service, and I didn’t want to interrupt the preparations. So I admired the sanctuary from the back of the nave, snapped a couple of mediocre photos, and left wanting to come back and see more.

This past Saturday I happened to be in the area, so I decided to stop back by. I was able to see the church’s art and architecture in much more detail, and I took a number of photos. I share a few of them here.
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My first visit for 52 Houses of Worship in 52 Weeks was to the Church of St. Francis Xavier, a Roman Catholic church in the Jesuit tradition just west of Union Square, Manhattan. Unfortunately I arrived shortly before the Epiphany service, and I didn’t want to interrupt the preparations. So I admired the sanctuary from the back of the nave, snapped a couple of mediocre photos, and left wanting to come back and see more. This past Saturday I happened to be in the area, so I decided to stop back by. I was able to see the church’s art and architecture in much more detail, and I took a number of photos. I share a few of them here. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Manhattan #UnionSquare #UnionSquareNYC #Flatiron #FlatironDistrict #architecture #religion # - 5 months ago

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The warm interior is rich with religious imagery and iconography in vibrant colors and accents of gold. The thick scent of lighted candles fills the air.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 6

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The warm interior is rich with religious imagery and iconography in vibrant colors and accents of gold. The thick scent of lighted candles fills the air. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 6 #church #RussianOrthodox #NYC #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #NationalRegister #NRHP #Brooklyn #BK #Bklyn #BrooklynNY #BrooklynNYC #Williamsburg #WilliamsburgBrooklyn #WilliamsburgBK #Greenpoint #GreenpointBrooklyn #GreenpointBK #architecture #religion # #☦️ - 5 months ago

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The interior dome.
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The interior dome. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 6 #church #RussianOrthodox #NYC #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #NationalRegister #NRHP #Brooklyn #BK #Bklyn #BrooklynNY #BrooklynNYC #Williamsburg #WilliamsburgBrooklyn #WilliamsburgBK #Greenpoint #GreenpointBrooklyn #GreenpointBK #architecture #religion # #☦️ - 5 months ago

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The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord was built between 1916 and 1922. It was named a New York City landmark in 1969 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It was designed by Louis Allmendiger and is one of the few examples of Byzantine Revival architecture in the United States.
#52HOWin52weeks | Week 6

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The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord was built between 1916 and 1922. It was named a New York City landmark in 1969 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It was designed by Louis Allmendiger and is one of the few examples of Byzantine Revival architecture in the United States. #52HOWin52weeks | Week 6 #church #RussianOrthodox #NYC #NYClandmark #NYClandmarks #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #NationalRegister #NRHP #Brooklyn #BK #Bklyn #BrooklynNY #BrooklynNYC #Williamsburg #WilliamsburgBrooklyn #WilliamsburgBK #Greenpoint #GreenpointBrooklyn #GreenpointBK #architecture #religion # #☦️ - 5 months ago

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Week 6: The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, on the border between Greenpoint and Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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Week 6: The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, on the border between Greenpoint and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. #52HOWin52weeks #church #RussianOrthodox #NYC #Brooklyn #BK #Bklyn #BrooklynNY #BrooklynNYC #Williamsburg #WilliamsburgBrooklyn #WilliamsburgBK #Greenpoint #GreenpointBrooklyn #GreenpointBK #architecture #religion # #☦️ - 5 months ago

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Marian murals above the west arcade. According to the brochure available in the church, they are:

1. Our Lady of Knock/Ireland
2. ‎Our Lady Queen of Nigeria/Nigeria
3. ‎Our Lady of the Assumption/Ghana
4. ‎Our Lady of Czestochowa/Poland
5. ‎Our Lady of Aparecida/Brazil
6. ‎Our Lady of China/China
7. ‎Our Lady of Hostyn/Czech Republic
8. ‎Our Lady of Providence/Puerto Rico
9. ‎Our Lady of Heaven

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Marian murals above the west arcade. According to the brochure available in the church, they are: 1. Our Lady of Knock/Ireland 2. ‎Our Lady Queen of Nigeria/Nigeria 3. ‎Our Lady of the Assumption/Ghana 4. ‎Our Lady of Czestochowa/Poland 5. ‎Our Lady of Aparecida/Brazil 6. ‎Our Lady of China/China 7. ‎Our Lady of Hostyn/Czech Republic 8. ‎Our Lady of Providence/Puerto Rico 9. ‎Our Lady of Heaven #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #cathedral #Catholiccathedral #DioceseofBrooklyn #NYC #Brooklyn #BK #Bklyn #ProspectHeights #architecture #religion # #art #mural - 6 months ago

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Marian murals above the east arcade. According to the brochure available in the church, they are:

1. Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Antipolo/Philippines
2. Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre/Cuba
3. Our Lady of the Rosary, Pompei¹/Italy
4. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception/Korea
5. Our Lady of Altagracia/Dominican Republic
6. Our Lady of Perpetual Help/Haiti
7. Our Lady of Luján/Argentina
8. Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn/Lithuania
9. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel/Italy²

¹ This is a misspelling in the brochure. The mural itself reads Pompeii.
² I am not certain that Italy is the correct country. Mount Carmel is in modern-day Israel, and one of the panels of text on the mural itself appears to be Arabic.

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Marian murals above the east arcade. According to the brochure available in the church, they are: 1. Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Antipolo/Philippines 2. Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre/Cuba 3. Our Lady of the Rosary, Pompei¹/Italy 4. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception/Korea 5. Our Lady of Altagracia/Dominican Republic 6. Our Lady of Perpetual Help/Haiti 7. Our Lady of Luján/Argentina 8. Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn/Lithuania 9. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel/Italy² ¹ This is a misspelling in the brochure. The mural itself reads Pompeii. ² I am not certain that Italy is the correct country. Mount Carmel is in modern-day Israel, and one of the panels of text on the mural itself appears to be Arabic. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #cathedral #Catholiccathedral #DioceseofBrooklyn #NYC #Brooklyn #BK #Bklyn #ProspectHeights #architecture #religion # #art #mural - 6 months ago

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The ceiling over the nave.
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The ceiling over the nave. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #cathedral #Catholiccathedral #DioceseofBrooklyn #NYC #Brooklyn #BK #Bklyn #ProspectHeights #architecture #religion # - 6 months ago

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These Marian murals, a rather astounding 20 in total, are in the rondels over the arcades on either side of the nave. Their historical appearance belies the fact that they are recent additions to St. Joseph’s, added during the 2012–14 restoration, as were three other large murals. Each Marian mural represents the Virgin Mary “as she is revered in different countries,” according to a brochure available in the cathedral.
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These Marian murals, a rather astounding 20 in total, are in the rondels over the arcades on either side of the nave. Their historical appearance belies the fact that they are recent additions to St. Joseph’s, added during the 2012–14 restoration, as were three other large murals. Each Marian mural represents the Virgin Mary “as she is revered in different countries,” according to a brochure available in the cathedral. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #cathedral #Catholiccathedral #DioceseofBrooklyn #NYC #Brooklyn #BK #Bklyn #ProspectHeights #architecture #religion # - 6 months ago

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The nave.

St. Joseph’s was extensively restored between 2012 and 2014, its 100th anniversary. It became the “co-cathedral” for Brooklyn and Queens in 2013.
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The nave. St. Joseph’s was extensively restored between 2012 and 2014, its 100th anniversary. It became the “co-cathedral” for Brooklyn and Queens in 2013. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #cathedral #Catholiccathedral #DioceseofBrooklyn #NYC #Brooklyn #BK #Bklyn #ProspectHeights #architecture #religion # - 6 months ago

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Week 4: The Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

With the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, this serves as the seat of the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn.
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Week 4: The Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph Prospect Heights, Brooklyn With the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, this serves as the seat of the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #cathedral #Catholiccathedral #DioceseofBrooklyn #NYC #Brooklyn #BK #Bklyn #ProspectHeights #architecture #religion # - 6 months ago

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Statues and candles juxtaposed highlight the interplay of light and dark found throughout the church.
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Statues and candles juxtaposed highlight the interplay of light and dark found throughout the church. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #LincolnSquare #LincolnCenter #architecture #religion # - 6 months ago

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A view toward the narthex and the southeast corner of the nave reveals more of the church’s interior, which is an intriguing mix of color, light, and dark.
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A view toward the narthex and the southeast corner of the nave reveals more of the church’s interior, which is an intriguing mix of color, light, and dark. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #LincolnSquare #LincolnCenter #architecture #religion # - 6 months ago

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The nave, looking west. The parish was founded in 1858, though the current building was dedicated in 1885.
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The nave, looking west. The parish was founded in 1858, though the current building was dedicated in 1885. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #LincolnSquare #LincolnCenter #architecture #religion # - 6 months ago

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Week #4: The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Manhattan
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Week #4 : The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Manhattan #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #LincolnSquare #LincolnCenter #architecture #religion # - 6 months ago

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From Park Avenue.
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From Park Avenue. #52HOWin52weeks #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #church #Episcopal #Episcopalchurch #architecture #religion #religiousarchitecture #Romanesque #Byzantine #artdeco # - 6 months ago

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The Children’s Chapel has a really wonderful warmth to it.
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The Children’s Chapel has a really wonderful warmth to it. #52HOWin52weeks #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #church #Episcopal #Episcopalchurch #architecture #religion #religiousarchitecture #Romanesque #Byzantine #artdeco # - 6 months ago

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The complexity of the woodwork in the dome is striking.
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The complexity of the woodwork in the dome is striking. #52HOWin52weeks #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #church #Episcopal #Episcopalchurch #architecture #religion #religiousarchitecture #Romanesque #Byzantine #artdeco # - 6 months ago

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Week #3: St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Midtown Manhattan
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Week #3 : St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Midtown Manhattan #52HOWin52weeks #NYC #Manhattan #Midtown #MidtownManhattan #church #Episcopal #Episcopalchurch #architecture #religion #religiousarchitecture #Romanesque #Byzantine #artdeco # - 6 months ago

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From the street.
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From the street. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Manhattan #UpperEastSide #UES #architecture #religion # @stjeanbaptistenyc - 6 months ago

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Toward the altars.
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Toward the altars. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Manhattan #UpperEastSide #UES #architecture #religion # @stjeanbaptistenyc - 6 months ago

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The barrel vault over the nave.
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Week #2: St. Jean Baptiste Roman Catholic Church on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. #52HOWin52weeks 
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Week #2 : St. Jean Baptiste Roman Catholic Church on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. #52HOWin52weeks #church #Catholic #Catholicchurch #NYC #Manhattan #UpperEastSide #UES #architecture #religion # - 6 months ago

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This year I have decided to visit, or attempt to visit, 52 houses of worship in 52 weeks. This was my first, the Jesuit Church of St. Francis Xavier near Union Square, Manhattan. Unfortunately I wasn't able to spend as much time in this church as I had planned before the evening Mass was set to begin, so I’ll try to make it back later this week. More to come on my blog (I hope). #52HOWin52weeks #Manhattan #NYC #Catholic #Jesuit #Catholicchurch #architecture #religion #⛪

This year I have decided to visit, or attempt to visit, 52 houses of worship in 52 weeks. This was my first, the Jesuit Church of St. Francis Xavier near Union Square, Manhattan. Unfortunately I wasn't able to spend as much time in this church as I had planned before the evening Mass was set to begin, so I’ll try to make it back later this week. More to come on my blog (I hope). #52HOWin52weeks #Manhattan #NYC #Catholic #Jesuit #Catholicchurch #architecture #religion # - 6 months ago

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