Category - Video Tours

Who Are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

Thomas Fedorek, Senior Volunteer Guide at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, walks us through the Four Horseman sculpture on the western facade of the Cathedral. Learn about the biblical, artistic, and cultural history and origins of these legendary figures.

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#MuseumFromHome: Chapel of St. Ambrose

The Chapel of St. Ambrose is a small, but unique space in the Cathedral with a rich architectural and decorative history. One of the seven smaller intimate Chapels located in the East end of the Cathedral, the Chapel of St. Ambrose is the only one executed in the Neo-Renaissance style. Join Cathedral educator Nancy Tramontana on an in-depth tour of this beautiful little area. While the Chapels of>>>

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#MuseumFromHome: Chapel of St. James

Since its construction, the Cathedral has looked outward to embrace people from around the world. Because the Chapel of St. James is dedicated to the people of Spain, in its windows you will find tributes to that nation’s remarkable history. Cathedral educator Bill Ambler dives deeper in this #MuseumFromHome

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#MuseumFromHome: Feast Day of St. Benedict

Cathedral Educator Gene Carlucci explores the legacy of St. Benedict, whose precepts for monastic living have had major impact on generations of Christian monks, and whose feast day in the Anglican Church is celebrated on July 11.

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#MuseumFromHome: Portal of Paradise – Episode 4

In the final episode of our virtual tour on the Portal of Paradise, we look at the figures in the upper rank, which are painted in the style of portal sculptures from the middle ages. Simon Verity, the lead stone carver on the project, mixed the paints himself using the mineral crystals that are mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Thanks for joining us on this tour that unlocks the Biblical>>>

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#MuseumFromHome: Portal of Paradise – Episode 3

In the third part of our virtual tour on our facade’s Portal of Paradise, we take a look at the figures and basestones on the southern side of the portal, including the apocalyptic New York City scenes that are some of the most talked about and misunderstood carvings in the whole Cathedral, and are continually reminded of how each and every feature comes from the Bible. The fourth and final>>>

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#MuseumFromHome: Portal of Paradise – Episode 2

We continue our four part virtual tour of the Cathedral’s Portal of Paradise on the Western Facade with a closer look at the eight figures carved into the north side of the Portal and are reminded that everything we see here comes directly from the Bible.

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#MuseumFromHome: Fatherhood Clerestory Window

Just like in our own lives, fathers take many forms in the Cathedral’s stained glass windows. In this #MuseumFromHome virtual tour, we learn where to find the fathers of history and printing as well as take a closer look at the Fatherhood Window, which features Abraham and Joseph.

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#MuseumFromHome: Pride Art and Activism

Over the years, the Cathedral has used art for activism to push for change in the LGBTQ+ community from our AIDS Memorial to works by Gabriel García Román, Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo & Andrew Mroczek, Cassils and more. This look back also lights a path forward for ways to push for change today.

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#MuseumFromHome: Portal of Paradise – Episode 1

The Cathedral’s Portal of Paradise on the Western Facade is one of the most seen and most misunderstood features of this great building. In this four part series, senior guide Tom Fedorek takes a closer look at the Portal to get beyond the misconceptions. #MuseumFromHome

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#MuseumFromHome: Cathedral Subway Station?

Have you heard the urban legend that there used to be a subway station under the Cathedral? Senior guide Tom Fedorek looks into how these rumors originated and the very real connection between the Cathedral and the MTA New York City Transit, with special shout outs to Madeleine L’Engle, Grand Central Terminal, and the Bronx Zoo.

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#MuseumFromHome: “Memorial to September 11” by Meredith Bergmann

This #MuseumFromHome virtual tour takes a deep dive into the “Memorial to September 11” by Meredith Bergmann, a part of the Cathedral’s collection. We learn about the history of the piece, examine some of the details, and understand its context in the Cathedral as well as in centuries of religious art.

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#MuseumFromHome: The Medical Bay

This bay honors the scientists, nurses, and doctors from the past for their contributions to modern medicine and serves as a reminder for all the medical professionals we continue to honor today.

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How to Make Texture Rubbings at Home

A favorite activity for workshops at the Cathedral is for groups to make texture rubbings from surfaces inside our great building in the tradition of pilgrims across the world. In this video, we show you how you can texture rubbings in your own home–a fun craft project for an indoor day that can help you see your space in a whole new way! Let us know what surfaces you used in the comments>>>

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#MuseumFromHome – Cathedral Vertical Tour

It’s one of the most talked about experiences at the Cathedral: the Vertical Tour! On this #MuseumFromHome virtual tour, we take you up the spiral staircase inside the Cathedral walls to view stained glass up close, the Cathedral from above, and, finally, a view of our great city from the roof!

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Tourist In Your Own Town #15: Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (between West 110th Street and 113th Street) in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood. 1892-1911, Heins & LaFarge. Work continued 1911-1942, Cram & Ferguson. When construction began in 1892, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in the then-popular Byzantine-Romanesque style of architecture, was>>>

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Barnard College Campus Tour: Episode 3

Join your student tour guide for a virtual tour of Barnard College, founded in 1889, Barnard is one of the most selective liberal arts colleges in the nation. In episode 3 you learn about the academic programs and requirements at Barnard, advising and the partnership between Barnard College and Columbia University which give Barnard students access to the vast resources and courses of Columbia>>>

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Barnard College Campus Tour: Episode 5

Join your student tour guide for a virtual tour of Barnard College, founded in 1889, Barnard is one of the most selective liberal arts colleges in the nation. In this episode we learn about the robust STEM program and opportunities at Barnard College as well as aspects of student life on campus. We also get a peek at the Diana Center, the home of student life and organizations, one of the>>>

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Barnard College Campus Tour: Episode 6

Join your student tour guide for a virtual tour of Barnard College, founded in 1889, Barnard is one of the most selective liberal arts colleges in the nation. In this episode, we learn about wellness initiatives on campus, including Barnard’s ongoing program “Feel Well Do Well @ Barnard” to promote self care for students and their communities. You will also learn about the>>>

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Barnard College Campus Tour: Episode 1

Join your student tour guide for a virtual tour of Barnard College, founded in 1889, Barnard is one of the most selective liberal arts colleges in the nation. In episode 1 you learn about the history of Barnard College and the benefits of a women’s college.

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Barnard College Campus Tour: Episode 2

Join your student tour guide for a virtual tour of Barnard College, founded in 1889, Barnard is one of the most selective liberal arts colleges in the nation. In episode 2, you will learn about residential life at the college including dorm living, dining, and public safety. At Barnard first-years live on campus where it is easy to get to classes and the dining hall, as well as get to know your>>>

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