Monday, August 25, 2014

Prayer Vigil for Christians in the Middle East at Holy Innocents in Manhattan

On August 22nd, the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (EF), the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan held a Solemn Mass, followed by a prayer vigil in Herald Square for Christians persecuted in the Middle East. A parishioner of the church, Mr Arrys Ortanez, has posted a large set of photographs which you can access by clicking here. The photos include some nice shots of the church’s beautiful mural on the wall behind the altar.

An important reminder: the church of the Holy Innocents is the only church in Manhattan where the Extraordinary Form is offered daily, and is one of the churches which the Archdiocese of New York is considering for closure as part of a plan of consolidation. You can click here for links to more information in a recent post of ours, and to a petition to Cardinal Dolan to keep the thriving and pastorally vibrant church open.

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