Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, New York City

Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
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ThePBR
NE USA1,060 contributions
Must see the beauty of this lovely church in the heart of NYC
Nov 2019
Reverent Christian worship place in a stunning setting.
This beautiful church modeled on Paris' Saint-Chapelle was built in the late 1800s. Breathtaking Johnnes Kirchmayer wood carvings, Valentine D'Orgries murals, artwork and archtecture (see the descriptions of photos).
*Note: Nov 2019 the front exterior is currently shrouded in scaffolding - do NOT let this deter you from entering and appreciating the interior beauty of St. Mary the Virgin.
Written November 17, 2019
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Quang Kiet Le
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam745 contributions
Finding peace in mind
Mar 2019 • Solo
The church is very beautiful, and located right at the heart of Lower Manhattan, near Times Square. I loved how it was peaceful and quiet!
Written March 26, 2019
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David T
Shreveport, LA1,414 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2019 • Couples
Somewhat off the beaten path. We visited on a Sunday afternoon. Not as spectacular as St. Patrick’s, but worth seeing.

There were homeless sleeping in some of the pews, but they didn’t bother anyone. They just wanted a safe, warm place to take a nap and the church was happy to accommodate them.
Written March 10, 2019
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cas250
Austin, Texas375 contributions
Excellent Music
Dec 2018 • Solo
St. Mary’s is an Episcopal church founded in 1868. The church is near Times Square so it’s a wonderful place to stop, take a break, enjoy the beautiful iconography, say a prayer, or light a candle for a loved one. If you’re able to attend Sunday’s Solemn Mass at 11:00am, you will love the beautiful music played on the Aeolian-Skinner Opus 891 organ. Dr. David Hurd is the distinguished organist and music director. He chooses excellent settings of the mass and is a phenomenal organist. The church is known for their liberal use of incense, which has given the church the nickname “Smokey Mary’s”. It adds to the atmosphere of worship in such a beautiful cavernous space.
Written December 11, 2018
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zerman17604
Pennsylvania63 contributions
You must appreciate the beauty
Jun 2018 • Couples
Despite any thoughts on theology, etc. (this is an Episopalian NOT Roman Catholic church) you must appreciate the beauty, care, and majesty of this building and understand the number of devoted faithful who built and maintain this church. Absolutely beautiful in its "Smokey Mary's" condition. Think about it all. It's right on the Times Square beat.
Written June 23, 2018
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Kristie R
Shirley, NY136 contributions
Beautiful Place filled with beautiful people
Mar 2018 • Solo
This is a gorgeous Episcopalian cathedral in the heart of time square. The people are lovely, and the music is beautiful. Take the self-guided tour, and make sure to look in all the nooks and crannies.
Written June 11, 2018
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SEs
London, UK25,845 contributions
Church
May 2018 • Friends
This is a very beautiful church in Times square. The architecture is beautiful. The inside is also beautiful. You see this on your walks.
Written June 4, 2018
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lilnapoli
Jacksonville, Florida, United States35 contributions
Not a Catholic Church! Was listed as Catholic Churches near me
Apr 2018
Very disappointed as I went to go for my Sunday obligation while in the City. Come to find out it was an Episcopal church. Very beautiful to visit but not what I was looking for!!!
Written April 8, 2018
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CJTravelerTexas
Bryan, TX8,310 contributions
Beautiful Church
Aug 2017 • Solo
The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin is a beautiful house of worship near Times Square. It is open for visitors and photographs may be taken in the impressive interior. A self-directed tour guide is available and provides adequate descriptions of all the significant points to see.
Written August 24, 2017
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,272 contributions
Beautiful and intimate
Jul 2017
Stopped by there last week and very much enjoyed that they build everything else around it. The church is very small, yet very pretty. The inside is dark and has a very relaxed and peaceful atmosphere that you dont get at St-Patrick's Cathedral.
Written July 25, 2017
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