Unusual Church of New York
• Unusual Church of New York
New York - this is undoubtedly a modern Babylon. I do not know whether there are still on the ground a city where coexist alongside representatives of so many nations, cultures and religions. And it all adds up, stirred and changed over several centuries. Something flowed in other states, but something was frozen and had remained in history.
In this case, the city continues to live and continue to grind everything that goes into it, like a giant, never stopping the mixer. Get at least a part of human life, as a religion. It seems that when some denomination is building its next temple, it is for the ages, and all that awaits him in the future, so it's just become a monument of architecture. So probably everywhere, but not in New York. Here, temples and churches has its own life, and what awaits them in the next 50 years - no one knows. This post is about the church. But it is not about religion, but about architecture and a bit of history.
For example, the Orthodox Church in New York does not mean that it belongs to the ROC. More precisely, in most cases, familiar to all the cross has nothing to do with it. There are parishes of the ROC, there ROCOR, OCA there, and there are a lot of different Orthodox churches, whose existence I had not even suspected.
As an example, the church of St. Nicholas of Myra in the East Village.
Belongs to American Carpatho Orthodox diocese, created in 1938 by immigrants from Carpatho-Ruthenian region of present-day Slovakia, Poland and western Ukraine.
The church was built on the money of one of the descendants of the last governor of New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant, in memory of his (descendant) untimely deceased wife, and was part of the parish of the Episcopal Church of St. Mark's in the Bowery. The building was built in 1883 in Neo-Gothic style by architect James Renwick, the author of St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue.
later passed into the ownership of the Slovak Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, which passed it in 1925 in the American Carpatho rent Orthodox diocese. In 1937, they bought the building completely, and now we can enjoy the incredible mix of Gothic motifs with the Orthodox.
The building is really beautiful, and I'm glad that karpatorussy not rebuilt it under him, garnish with onion-domed and preserved almost intact.
Just around the corner is the Polish church of St. Stanislaus, owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. He, in turn, is a former Danish Reformed Church built in 1845, after which the reformers used for some time as a synagogue.
In the other corner you can find the Church of St. Mary belongs to the American Orthodox Greek Catholic Church. The building was constructed in 1904 for the Hungarian Reformed Church. Then passed to the Greek Catholic Church of Resurrection (1916), then the Western Orthodox Church of St. Peter and Paul (1935), and finally, in 1961, the building has found the current owners.
It may seem that in New York full compote, but no, there is a place and a classic style. For example, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in Greenpoint Brooklyn area. A rare example of America's Byzantine revival style. It built in 1922. It belongs to the OCA - autocephalous Orthodox Church in America.
The most Russian church in New York - Nicholas Cathedral on East 97th Street in Manhattan.
Russian Greek Catholic Church of St.. Nicholas in Queens. It belongs to the OCA.
ST. Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Located in a former bank building, built in 1906 in the Beaux-Arts style.
The decoration is still preserved bank motives.
Holy Fathers Church on West 153rd Street in Manhattan. It belongs to the ROCA - Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
ST. Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, located in the former San Salvador cathedral building, which belonged to the Episcopal Church.
Cathedral of St. Kirill Turovsky Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.
Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. Yura Ukraine in Little Manhattan. It built in 1978.
Mosaic on the facade.
The Lutheran Church of the Trinity.
The French-speaking Baptist church.
The Lutheran Church in Brooklyn.
Church of the batch in a serious character.
Japanese-American United Church.
Church of Christ.
Something in Chinese.
The beautiful Cathedral in Brooklyn.
Church at the crossroads.
"Universal". Correctly it is called the World Church "Kingdom of God".
Here I liked the door.
The Hungarian Baptist Church.
Polish church in Brooklyn.
First Presbyterian Church in Queens.
The Roman Catholic cathedrals always seem to be very massiveness
The building is looking for tenants. You do not want to open something?
And this is a very unusual church.
More specifically only its façade, which is preserved in the construction of a new building for the university.
This is the view from inside.