Built in 1918, this large and beautiful Episcopal church is distinguished by its Byzantine architecture. The building was ... More
St. Bartholomew's Church
Built in 1918, this large and beautiful Episcopal church is distinguished by its Byzantine architecture. The building was designed by Bertram Goodhue and contains a portal (moved from an earlier building) by Stanford White. Because it sits on some of the city's most valuable real estate, St. Bartholomew's struggled against developers for years, and finally became a test case for New York City's landmark preservation law. Today, it is home to a thriving congregation and sponsors many community outreach programs. The popular Cafe St. Bart's is run by the church.
The ceiling is serenely awesome. The understaed beauty of this church is more spiritual than the majesty of a cathedral. Visit it during the Christmas holiday season to calm you down after all that shopping for material garbage that nobody needs.
I attended a Sunday morning service at St. Bartholomew's Church and found there a worshipful, inspiring experience. In a magnificent setting, four choirs from various age groups --from children to adults -- sang music of Mozart. The minister spoke simply and eloquently. Something good is going on there. In the congregation were people of all ages and races
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