Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Solemn Mass of St Nicholas in NYC Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 6:00 pm, the Society of St Hugh of Cluny will be sponsoring a Solemn High Mass at the church of the Most Holy Redeemer, located at 173 East 3rd Street in New York City, with a festive reception afterwards. This will be a Votive Mass of St Nicholas, whose feast is on the following day, and the music will include the St Nicholas Mass by Joseph Haydn.

This will also be an opportunity to visit one of the grandest Catholic churches in Manhattan. Most Holy Redeemer was the New York home of the Redemptorist order from the 1840’s to this year. The present church was built in the early 1850’s and its size aroused the wonder of contemporaries. It was one of the two churches that served the German population of the city, at that time centered in what later would be called the East Village. The church boasts an impressive set of stained glass windows, made by a New York studio in the style of the Munich and Innsbruck studios that otherwise dominated the market for stained glass in Catholic churches around 1900. The side altars recapture some of the spirit of the great baroque churches of Germany and Austria. More photos of Most Holy Redeemer Church and information about the Mass are on the Society of St Hugh of Cluny’s website:

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