#MuseumFromHome

During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Cathedral educators and volunteers are bringing the insightful tours we are known for into the digital world! From new takes on traditional favorites to deep dives into lesser known pieces, there's a wealth of opportunity to explore the Cathedral virtually.

The Cathedral

Experience the Cathedral

A 360° Tour

Explore what the Cathedral looked like in 2014, during Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral.

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The Great Rose Window

Virtual Tour

The Cathedral's Great Rose Window is one of our most iconic elements, even inspiring our logo, but from the ground it's easy to miss all of the details that make this window truly unique. Mia Michelson-Bartlett, manager of visitor services, walks us through some of the more interesting parts of the fourth largest rose window in the world.

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Who is St. John the Divine?

A Virtual Tour

Senior Guide Tom Fedorek tackles another one of the most asked questions at the Cathedral: Who is St. John the Divine?

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Cathedral Stained Glass

Virtual Tour

Stained glass is a playground for the sun, and if you've ever visited the Cathedral on a winter afternoon, you know that the combination of sun and glass means apparent rainbows about. The Cathedral's Ruth Whaley explains how light plays an important role in the experience and structure of our building.

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Cathedral Close & Peace Fountain

Virtual Tour

To celebrate #NationalTakeAWalkInTheParkDay on March 30, we created a virtual walk through the Cathedral's Close with a spotlight on Artist in Residence Greg Wyatt's Peace Fountain.

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Vertical Tour

Virtual 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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Medical Bay

Virtual Tour

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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Holy Week Pilgrimage

Episodes 1 - 5

Holy Week PilgrimageEPISODES 1 - 5

The Cathedral has been called the word in stone and in this Holy Week series, we are brought on a pilgrimage in hopes of discerning meaning of the story of the life and Passion of Christ in the stone and glass and bronze of the Cathedral, as well as in our liturgical practices.

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Cathedral Subway Station?

URBAN LEGENDS AND TRUE CONNECTIONS

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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Portal of Paradise

Virtual Tour

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.

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Fatherhood Window

A Virtual Tour

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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St. Alban in the Cathedral

A Historial Exploration

The Episcopal Church celebrates today the Feast of St. Alban, who holds a prominent place in the history of the Anglican tradition since he is the first person from Britain to be martyred in his homeland. His likeness appears seven times in the Cathedral, including in the Martyr Portal on the Cathedral's Western Facade.

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Feast of St. Benedict

A Virtual Tour

In this video, 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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The Cathedral Collection

"Life of Christ" by Keith Haring

Virtual Tour

n honor of what would have been Keith Haring's 62nd birthday, Cathedral educators Danny Berman and Cheryl McGinnis video chatted about one of our most popular pieces: Life of Christ by Keith Haring.

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"Memorial to September 11"

Virtual Tour

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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Firefighter Memorial

A Reflection

The Cathedral's Firefighter Memorial, built to honor the 12 firefighters who died in the 23rd Street Fire in October 1966, has grown in meaning since its placement in the Cathedral over 40 years ago as new heroic acts and selfless sacrifices deepen our appreciation for these first responders.

Director of Public Education and Visitor Services Kristine Pottinger tells us more about the memorial and reflects on its very personal meaning for her in this #MuseumFromHome.

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Pride Art and Activism

A Virtual Tour

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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Children's Activities

How to Make Texture Rubbings at Home

AN ONLINE WORKSHOP

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!

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Reduce, Reuse, and Build

CHILDREN'S ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP

Wondering what to do with all those cardboard boxes and empty toilet paper rolls laying around? This architecture workshop for children helps you reduce, reuse, and...build your very own Cathedral using the same principals that built our great structure.

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