St. Mary's to participate in The New Landmark's Conservancy's
City-Wide Sacred Sites Open House
Saturday, July 23rd from 11 am to 3pm and
Sunday, July 24th from Noon to 4pm
On Saturday, July 23rd from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Sunday, July 24th from Noon to 4:00 PM, St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church at 246 East 15th Street across from Stuyvesant Park) will participate in The New Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House weekend. This open house presents the opportunity to view the magnificent architecture, mosaics, faceted stained glass, and iconography of this modern, but also traditional building. Dedicated in 1962, St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church was designed by Brother Cajetan J.B. Baumann, a Franciscan friar-architect who was the first member of a religious order to be named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Baumann’s design remains a unique blend between conventional Byzantine-Slavonic aesthetics and high modernist architecture. This meeting of tradition and the avant-garde proved rather fitting, as Andy Warhol and his mother attended St. Mary’s. The iconography and other artwork were created by Felix Senger of Conrad Schmitt Studios.
For a sneak preview see St. Mary’s dedication book of 1962 explaining the process and design of the building click on About Us in the menu bar of this website then Our History and then on the Dedication Book PDF.
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Welcome to Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church.
Within our Parish Family, you will find a unique and
dynamic Byzantine Catholic community celebrating their faith
within a masterpiece of New York City historical architecture.
Our website pages contain a vast array of information
about our church, its people and its history.
If you are a visitor to our parish,
we want you to know how welcome you are,
whether you are visiting from another part of the country,
from across the world, or simply from another parish.
We hope you find our worship true and reverent and
our people friendly and cordial.
If you are seeking a spiritual home,
we would be honored by your presence in our parish.
If you wish more information, contact Fr. Ed via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 212-677-0516.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Ed Cimbala
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