Thursday, December 29, 2011

Finishing up NYC

On our last day in the big city we walked down 5th Ave.  We stopped by St. Patricks Cathedral.  It is a beautiful church.  It reminded me of the churches in Germany.

They had a huge nativity. 
"After the angel announced Jesus’ birth to some wide-eyed shepherds, a chorus of angels began “praising God and saying: ‘Glory to God in the highest!’” (Luke 2:13-14). The shepherds responded by running to Bethlehem where they found the newborn King lying in a barnyard bassinet.
They returned to their fields “glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen” (v.20).
Coming face to face with the Son inspired the shepherds to worship the Father."

The alter was adorned with wreaths and the stain glass glowed as the light shined through them.

But what we thought was so impressive was the organ. It had such detail and so many pipes! You can barely see the organist playing.

Next we stopped at St. Thomas Cathedral. 

Their alter was all hand carved!

Love the details!

Then we walked farther down the street to check out all the commercialism of Christmas.  The stores were wrapped in lights and the windows filled with sparklely things.

We are in the Apple store elevator.

I had to check out FAO Schwartz!
Well that pretty much wraps up our little trip to the big city.  Thanks for following along.

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