An unassuming church at an unassuming corner — at the heart of one of the most important financial districts in the world. St. Peter’s is a sanctuary of calm and stability in a busy and loud part of this city. But its austere exterior and its quiet, dignified interior belie the key role it has played in the history of this city and the lives of those, Catholic or otherwise, who call it home.
The bell tower of St. Matthias, inspired by the religious architecture of the Italian Renaissance, reigns over the heart of the beautiful Ridgewood South Historic District in Queens.
In week 11, a long walk through Queens led me to a place of beauty, warmth, and respite in a busy corner of Forest Hills.
A modern cathedral is the seat of Armenian faith in America — and hearkens back to the ancient seat of their church in Armenia itself.
A church’s “persistent commitment” to a changing, and perhaps dying, city manifested itself in the bold reimagining of the shape and form of a sacred space at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 54th Street.
At a corner in one of the busiest shopping and office districts in the world stands a church whose clock tower has kept time for passersby for nearly 150 years.
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 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.
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 3 of 52 Houses of Worship in 52 Weeks: An ornate Romanesque and Byzantine Episcopal church in Midtown Manhattan.