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Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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1047 Amsterdam Avenue, at W. 112th Street
New York, NY 10025 United States

On view through 2014: Xu Bing’s Phoenix.  This monumental project, culled detritus from construction sites across the rapidly changing urban landscape of Beijing, is a stunning deat of engineering and beauty. Phoenix is composed of two birds, a male called Feng and a female called HuangFeng and Huang—together weighing 12 tons and measuring 90 and 100 feet long, respectively. They hang suspended in the Nave, two majestic birds in perpetual flight beneath its celestial ceiling. Hours: Monday – Saturday, 7am to 6 pm, Sunday 7am – 7 pm.


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October 2017

Morning Prayer & Yoga

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 29, 2017

Join us for weekly yoga surrounded by the Cathedral’s stained glass, sculpture, and spirit. Feel free to join us for Morning Prayer, which opens the day with readings, reflection, fellowship and gratitude for God’s blessings. Morning prayer starts at 8 am, with yoga at 8:15 am. All are welcome to either or both. Please bring your own mat.

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Playgroup for Families with Young Children

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 23, 2017

Bring your kids for an informal, parent-supervised playtime, every Thursday morning. Children can play with each other and parents can chat with others who think of the Cathedral as their spiritual home. All are welcome to come to the 8:30 am Holy Eucharist beforehand (loud and squirmy kids welcome!), or just show up for playtime at 9 am. This event is sponsored by the  Congregation of St. Saviour .

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In Their Own Words: Social Justice Organizations

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ideas of justice and activism can sometimes make tangible humans an abstraction. At this event, we’ll hear directly from refugees, undocumented immigrants, formerly incarcerated persons, and those who have worked with them in order to learn about their experiences, the ways we can provide support, and to figure out the way all of our stories fit together. Tonight we welcome the Lutheran Social Services of New York who will share their work with minors who cross into the United States…

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Musica Sacra: Schütz, Bach, Brahms, and Bruckner

October 25 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm

J.S. Bach’s motets are signature works of Musica Sacra; at this concert we feature two of his most exuberant works, Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228 and Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226. These works are quintessential Baroque motets, and joyful dances permeate the rich choral textures. Heinrich Schütz, one of Bach’s predecessors, composed marvelous psalms for double choir, and these show the influence of the Dresden court on the works of Bach. Brahms’ motet Ich aber bin elend is written in the…

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