christianity


May 09 2011

St. Peter's Church in New Brighton, Staten Island

St. Peter's Church in New Brighton, Staten Island. Image 1

Before the establishment of St. Peter's in 1839, the Mass was not regularly celebrated on Staten Island. In fact, Catholics on the island had to travel to either St. Peter's in Manhattan or St. James's in Brooklyn if they wished to partake in the Mass on a regular basis. Bishop Hughes, after considering that the Catholic population on the island had grown to around 100 people, decided that a parish should be established on Staten Island. Father Ildelfonso Medrano, an exiled Spaniard, was assigned by the bishop as St. Peter's first pastor on April 1, 1839.


May 09 2011

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Manhattan

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Manhattan. Image 1: via http://www.nycago.org

St Peter's Church is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in New York City and part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. The church was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1965. The original church's cornerstone was laid in 1785 and the first solemn Mass was celebrated in 1786. This was nearly three years before George Washington—standing less than a mile away on an open-air balcony of Federal Hall (the nation's first capitol)—took the oath of office as the first president of the United States. The cornerstone of the present Greek Revival church, designed by architects Thomas Thomas and John R. Hagarty, was laid in 1836. The exisiting church was completed in 1840.


Aug 13 2011

St. Raymond Church, The Bronx

St. Raymond Church, The Bronx. Image 1

St. Raymond's Church is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at Castle Hill Avenue at Tremont Avenue, The Bronx, New York City. The parish was established in 1842. It is dedicated in honor of Saint Raymond of Penyafort, a 12th century Catalan-Spanish saint.


Jun 05 2011

St. Rita's Church in Emerson Hill, Staten Island

St. Rita's Church in Emerson Hill, Staten Island. Image 1: copyright by Unknown

The Church of St. Rita is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located in Staten Island, New York City.


Jun 05 2011

St. Roch's Church in Port Richmond, Staten Island

The Church of St. Roch is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 602 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, New York City. It was established in 1922.


Feb 17 2013

St. Saviour's Catholic Church, Brooklyn

St. Saviour's; Brooklyn NY

St. Saviour's Church is a Roman Catholic chriatian church located at the corner of 8th avenue and 6th street in Park Clope, Brooklyn. This corner lot was purchased on November 9th, 1905 by father James J. Flood, who had been selected to form a new parish on the Hill section of the Slope. The new parish was to be erected from portions taken from the parishes of Holy Name, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Francis Xavier. A month later, the house at 611 Eighth Avenue was purchased for $9,000 as a part of a future permanent rectory.

Jan 28 2012

St. Seraphim of Sarov Church in Sea Cliff, NY

St. Seraphim of Sarov Church is a russian orthodox christian church in Sea Cliff, New York. The parish was founded in 1953 by a group of russian migrants. The church building was finished in 1959 and expanded in 1976. This church provides live internet broadcast of it's services - read the details at the church website.

Oct 30 2011

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Manhattan

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Manhattan. Photo 1

The community was officially incorporated by the State of New York on June 25, 1931 under the name "Washington Heights Hellenic Orthodox Church, Inc.,". The faitfhul congregated at first in a small hall above a theater located on St., Nicholas Avenue at 185th Street. Later, they met in a room above a garage on 183rd Street east of Broadway. Holy Rood Episcopalian Church on 179th Street and Ft. Washington Avenue, made available an auditorium for use of our parish.


May 22 2011

St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, The Bronx

Contact info:
146 West 228th Street
Bronx, NY 10463
See also:
  • Church website

May 31 2011

St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Church in New Brighton, Staten Island

St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Church in New Brighton, Staten Island. Image 1

The Church of St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 1634 Victory Boulevard, West New Brighton, Staten Island, New York City. The church was built 1953 to the designs of the prolific architect Robert J. Reiley of Robert J. Reiley & Associates.