Personal Reflection in the Churches of New York City
The author reflects on the art, architecture, and religious impact of several important New York City churches.
“When you hear about a place or worship what is the first thing that comes to your mind? A church with a cross on the steeple? A booming organ with music that makes you feel as if you walked in “The Phantom of The Opera” musical? A balcony with young children singing in a choir? Enormous door that represent both the Old Testament and The New Testament with images of holy people from Noah and The Ark, Abraham and Sarah, The Jesse Tree, King David, Jonah and The Virgin? In my case, that was what I thought about. I viewed all the churches and cathedrals in their splendor and beauty. I was fascinated by the architectual style that each magnificent religious building possessed. Two of the churches that seemed to have their own personality were The Church of St. Thomas and Saint Peter’s Church.”