Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

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December 17, 2008

On December 20, 2001, the fire at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York had just been extinguished. Debris and water covered the floor of the nave and thick, black smoke hung in the air. There were no lights. In this gloom, the Textile Conservation Laboratory staff, under the...

December 1, 2008

The world's largest Gothic cathedral -- St. John the Divine -- staged a coming-out celebration November 30 after a $41 million restoration revealed a gigantic space full of light and color.

 

The mother church of the Diocese of New York had been partially closed and its 8,500-pipe...

May 31, 2007

One of the things I love most about the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City are the casts of characters who congregate there. The crowd that came together on Wednesday night, May 30, to watch The War Tapes and discuss it afterwards, included a wide variety of vets, joined by...

October 31, 2003

It was the dawn of the first day of summer, but no sunlight streamed through the stained-glass windows of the cavernous cathedral.

The air was uncharacteristically cool and balmy for a late-June morning in New York, and the interior of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine was...

April 15, 2002

In the shadows of the damage from a devastating December fire, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine proved once again that life goes on in the Episcopal Church and in New York City. On April 13, the Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski was installed as the ninth dean of the Cathedral Church of St...

February 6, 2002

To the casual observer, activities at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City appear to be remarkably normal just weeks after the December 18 fire in the north transept that destroyed the gift shop and, for a time, threatened the great sacred space of the sanctuary itself.

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