Week 6: The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord

Saturday, 10 February 2018, was a mild but wet and gray midwinter New York day, but the color and warmth of a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Brooklyn — the first I’d ever visited — lingered with me long after I left its doors.

Week 5: The Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph

Week 5 of 52 Houses of Worship in 52 Weeks: One of the seats of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn, beautifully restored 2012–14 with impressive new artwork.

Week 4: Church of St. Paul the Apostle

The mother church of the Paulist Fathers, the first order of Catholic priests founded in the United States, sits in the shadow of some of New York City’s biggest skyscrapers, but its presence and sheer scale dominate this corner of Manhattan.

Week 1: The Church of St. Francis Xavier

My first visit in my 52 Houses of Worship in 52 Weeks project took me to the Church of St. Francis Xavier, a Catholic church just west of Union Square in Manhattan.