Cathedral St John the Divine

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http://www.stjohndivine.org/

1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY
(212) 316-7540
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    Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street

Cathedral St John the Divine

Was sent to build by the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the construction started in 1892, as "home of prayer for all nations", and was intended to compete with European cathedrals. Under the orders of the Heins architects and La Farge in Byzantine style/romanesque, designed with solid granite columns that surround the high altar, as well as the barrel vaulted ceilings of tiles. The nave of the Cathedral is a triumph of the architecture of the Renaissance neo-gothic or gothic, the favorite of their designer, Ralph Adams Cram; The window images are deliberately medieval style and composition (the majority of the windows was designed in the 1920s, but the manufacture and installation lasted until the decade of 1950). The interior of the cathedral consists of fourteen vaults that symbolize the different vocations spiritual and earthly man; we can highlight two tapestries of Gobelin tapestries dating back to XVII century. On the outside, the garden was located and the Biblical source of peace, which illustrates the struggle between good and evil, embodied by the Archangel Michael and Satan. The giant crab symbolizes the sea and the origins of life, and the double helix of DNA stand, chain of the genetic code. Also is decorated by 60 figurines of animals of bronze that come from child labor convened through competition. This unfinished building has been claimed as the largest cathedral of the world. It is realistic to maintain aspirations so high when their sources of funding are the magnates such as JP Morgan and characters such as the Grand Master of masons of the state of New York. The completion of the cathedral was an achievement very appreciated by the masons that appeared on the cover of 'Masonic' world on March 1925. It is currently the seat of the Archbishopric of the episcopal church in New York. The hours in which they can attend the temple runs Monday to Saturday: 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 PM and Sundays: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

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