• May 7, 2020 - 4:29 PM My First Visit

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  • April 28, 2020 - 11:29 AM The Frieze on the Western Facade

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  • April 22, 2020 - 5:40 PM The Green Cathedral

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  • April 20, 2020 - 5:09 PM Spirit of Welcome

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  • April 15, 2020 - 4:27 PM Jesus Christ Has Risen Today!

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  • April 15, 2020 - 1:49 PM Blueprint NYC: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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  • August 1, 2019 - 2:39 PM Scaffolding Week!

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  • March 20, 2019 - 2:12 PM Dean Daniel on Stage at the Met!

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  • January 15, 2019 - 12:40 PM The Peace Tree Explained

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    Lore Schirokauer, a long-time Cathedral volunteer, was the first to suggest this unique Christmas tree in the mid-1980s. After a major fire in 2001 necessitated several years of cleaning and restoration work in the Cathedral, the origami cranes were feared lost. Catherine Skopic, a Cathedral volunteer and member of the Congregation of Saint Saviour, stepped in to help, folding hundreds of cranes herself and organizing an origami crane-making workshop for fellow members of the Congregation, as well as enlisting help from members of the Cathedral School community. After the cranes are set onto its branches, the Peace Tree is dedicated in a Cathedral School service focused on world peace, diversity, and global understanding. The crane symbolizes happiness and long life in Japan, where legend...

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  • November 29, 2018 - 12:55 PM Help Make the Holidays Special for Families in Need

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    Toy Drive From December 1-19, CCC will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for infants, toddlers, children, and teens. Toys can be dropped off at the CCC offices in the Town Building through Wednesday, December 19th. Donations will also be collected at Sunday services on December 2, 9, and 16. Coat Drive Throughout the month of December, CCC will be collecting new or gently used jackets, gloves, scarves, hats, and other winter outerwear. Donations from city-wide drives do not arrive until January, so these items will be used to supplement those. CCC Holiday Dinner CCC’s annual holiday dinner will take place on Sunday, December 23. Your donations will help provide a healthy, festive meal for our neighbors and friends! Contributions of cooked chickens, turkeys, hams, cookies, pies,...

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  • October 31, 2018 - 11:47 AM Dean Daniel welcomes the New York Restoration Project

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  • September 13, 2018 - 1:01 PM Conservation and Restoration of Diocesan House Façade

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    In the 1950s, ivy had grown on the walls of the building, entangling itself into that stone and eventually necessitating its removal. In the past few weeks, crews have started the months long project to restore the entrance façade. Engineers have begun removing stonework, which will be sent off to have new stones created to match the old ones. After that, they will examine the underlying bricks to see if those, too, need to be taken down and replaced. While workers off-site are carving the new stones, our crew here will be securing and updating the original structure that supports the stones. Once the off-site and on-site work is all completed, it will come together to create a beautifully restored façade! Diocesan House holds the offices for the Diocese of Ne...

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  • August 22, 2018 - 12:12 PM Bishops of New York Donations for Indian Flood Relief

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  • November 28, 2017 - 10:47 AM The Cathedral Gives Back

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    The Cathedral has a long tradition of social outreach and commitment to community. Cathedral Community Cares (CCC) works to combat and alleviate poverty through preventive poverty services, education and advocacy—specifically targeting the issues of health and hunger. CCC tackles these problems on multiple fronts by addressing the immediate and beyond-emergency needs of the underserved, while seeking long-term policy solutions that will benefit both clients and the greater community. CCC, with the help of 30 volunteers, hosts a Sunday soup kitchen that serves breakfast and lunch to over 600 people a month. Twice a week, CCC operates a clothing closet, helping provide clothes to people needing emergency assistance and for those looking to return to the workplace. This program is also a...

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  • November 16, 2017 - 2:34 PM Red Sand Sculpture by Chris Pellettieri

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    It is the story of Hikari Oe, the profoundly disabled son of novelist Kenzaburo Oe, as told by the novelist in the New Yorker of Feb. 6, 1995: “At first, Hikari was completely negative about communicating with me or with my wife. It was as if he were trapped inside his body. But we were always trying to reach him. When Hikari was four years old, we bought a recording of various birdsongs and played it over and over again. There would be a bird singing, and then an announcer’s very neutral voice saying ‘This is a water rail’ or ‘This is a pigeon,’ ‘This is a blue jay.’ This went on for more than two years. We played it for him all the time. One day when Hikari was about six years old, we went to our cottage in the mountains. I was walking in the woods with him on my shoulders, an...

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  • November 7, 2017 - 1:43 PM Donations needed for Thanksgiving supper!

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    We are looking for donations of: cooked chickens cooked turkeys cooked hams coffee any size (for a standard coffee machine) cookies pies gravy for meats Please bring all donations to the CCC Soup Kitchen* before 9:45 on Sunday, November 19th. If you are unable to donate items in person but would like to help, you can donate to CCC by going to stjohndivine.org/support and choosing Cathedral Community Cares from the dropdown. * The CCC Soup Kitchen can be accessed by the driveway south of the Cathedral. The security guard at the top of the driveway can assist you in accessing the space.

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  • September 18, 2017 - 11:16 AM Social Justice and Immigration Events at the Cathedral

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    Holyrood Church ~ Iglesias Santa Cruz, an Episcopal Church in Washington Heights, has recently taken in a woman seeking sanctuary from looming deportation and the Diocese of New York has been providing support and resources for other churches looking to do the same. The Cathedral has always been a place of welcome for all. We were chartered as a house of prayer of all people and our Chapels of the Tongues are dedicated to immigrant groups in New York at the turn of the century. This fall, we continue that work with a series of programs to assist immigrants in our communities as well educate and provide support for those looking for ways to help the most vulnerable among us. On September 21 and November 16, we host Know Your Rights workshops that will provide a guide to knowing and...

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  • July 31, 2017 - 11:45 AM Cathedral Red-tailed Hawks

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  • May 8, 2017 - 2:53 PM Divine Bees on the Move!

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  • April 27, 2017 - 2:25 PM Peacocks Get Clean Bill of Health

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