• December 15, 2020 - 2:10 PM Gotham Gothic: An Appreciation of Ralph Adams Cram

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    In 1916, Ralph Adams Cram faced the task of completing the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Barely a third of the cathedral had been built since its cornerstone had been laid a quarter-century before. This is the story of how he met this daunting challenge and succeeded in creating New York’s most majestic interior.

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  • July 22, 2020 - 4:45 PM #MuseumFromHome: Celebrating the ADA at 30

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    A stained glass window in the Cathedral's All Souls Bay includes a figure in a wheelchair in honor of the House of the Holy Comforter. Begun in 1897 by an Episcopal nun, the House of the Holy Comforter, a nursing home begun in 1897 by an Episcopal nun that was the only free nursing home in New York City at that time.

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  • July 16, 2020 - 12:11 PM Nelson Mandela at the Cathedral

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  • June 30, 2020 - 12:59 PM Celebrating the Rev. Pauli Murray

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  • October 31, 2019 - 1:34 PM The Queen Mother and the Cathedral

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  • October 12, 2017 - 2:58 PM This Day in History: Plague Mass

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    At the height of the AIDS epidemic, St. Luke’s Hospital, next door to the Cathedral, was on the front lines of the crisis and served patients who were often turned away in other places. These patients often found solace at the Cathedral, and the Cathedral upheld our longstanding charter to welcome all people. This commitment to those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS lead artist Keith Haring to leave one of his final works, a Life of Christ triptych, to the Cathedral upon his death from complications stemming from AIDS. You can listen to the entire album online here.

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