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UWS Scavenger Hunt Booklet

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UWS Scavenger Hunt Booklet with participating church information and treasures.

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UWS Scavenger Hunt Booklet

  1. 1. 1 A Fun, Free Event for Kids, Teens, Families and Scavenger Hunt Enthusiasts! JOIN US!
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  3. 3. 3       This is a fun, free event open to all... SO GRAB YOUR MAGNIFYING GLASS AND LET THE HUNT BEGIN!!
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  6. 6. 6 This is their Reformation Portfolio which contains original signed homilies from Martin Luther, Melanchthon,Bugenhagen, Creuziger, Jonas and Major. This portfolio owned by their church is believed to be the finest collection in existence of such documents. Saint Luke’s is probably the only Church in America to have in its possession original manuscripts from the leaders of the Reformation. This gift was presented to them by then Council President Bernard K. Schaefer at the 1000th Anniversary Celebration of our congregation. Sight Verification Signature x_________________________________________
  7. 7. 7 Sight Verification Signature x_________________________________________ This item is a biblical quote from the Gospel of John. It is central to their practice of Christian Science and their understanding of God. They are a Christian Science Church. Their building was built as a Christian Science Church, opened 1901 Architect: Frederick R. Comstock Style: French Renaissance/Beaux Arts The teachings of Christian Science are universal and practical and can be studied and applied by anyone seeking spiritual truth. Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, defined it as “the law of God, the law of good” (Rudimental Divine Science). This deeper understanding of God as infinite Love and unchanging goodness leads to prayer that can heal, redeem, and restore anyone.
  8. 8. 8 Sight Verification Signature x_________________________________________ Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church is comprised of two of the oldest parishes in the City of New York. Christ & Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church is the oldest church on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The first service of Saint Stephen’s Church was held at what is now our present site on October 3, 1897. Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church is a parish in the Diocese of New York of The Episcopal Church and a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The picture is of the dalmatic worn by Christ & Saint Stephen’s patron saint, Saint Stephen.
  9. 9. 9 Sight Verification Signature x_________________________________________ Built in 1917 by Gustav Steinbach in the French Gothic style, Blessed Sacrament Church embodies the Medieval Catholic spirit, a great part of which concerned itself with the nature of Eucharistic theology. The church’s brick facade, now under construction, is covered in cast stone, with reliefs and statues that depict priest-saints and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Upon entering the church, one’s eyes are lifted to the large cross which hangs above the sanctuary and the beautifully vaulted ceiling. Most of the stained glass (various saints and symbols of the Eucharist) are by Clement Heaton. This little lamb, suspended high in our church, was slain but now victorious! He carries his banner wherever he goes, leading his followers on!
  10. 10. 10 Sight Verification Signature x_________________________________________ Rutgers Presbyterian Church is a welcoming, progressive, spiritual community with a unique architectural history. The first Rutgers Street Church opened for worship on May 13, 1798 at the corner of Rutgers and Henry Streets. Following several moves, our current church and church house were created by Architect Henry Otis Chapman in the English Gothic style and completed in 1925. G. Own Bonawit(1891-1971) designed RPC’s Sacred Treasure- a colorful stained glass Angel with Cymbals! Bonawit is best known as the artist whose studio created thousands of pieces of stained glass for Yale University. Happy Hunting!
  11. 11. 11 Sight Verification Signature x_________________________________________ Detail of an angel from the stained glass window “The Faithful Centurion” (Gospel of Matthew – Verse 8:5-13). In this New Testament passage, a Roman centurion (professional officer of the Roman army) visits Jesus at Capernaum (a fishing village on the Sea of Galilee where the Apostle Matthew lived), and asks Jesus to heal the centurion’s paralyzed servant. Jesus praises the centurion’s great faith and heals the servant. This window was probably made in England, and was installed in the 1920’s, about 20 years after the church was built, as a memorial to a church member named Robert Albert McKim, who died in 1920. English made windows like this one, in a late Victorian style influenced by the Pre- Raphaelites (the Pre-Raphaelites painted saints and heroes with perfect faces, bodies, and hair, using very sharp, clear images and bright colors), were popular, especially for Episcopal churches, from the 1860’s through the early 1900’s.
  12. 12. 12 Sight Verification Signature x_________________________________________ The church building of St. Paul and St. Andrew was designed by architect Robert Henderson Robertson, completed in 1897, and designated a city landmark in 1981. Our mission is to build a community of radical welcome that follows Jesus into the streets of the city to increase the amount of love and justice in the world. SPSA is the home of West Side Campaign Against Hunger and Riverside Goddard's Home Delivered Meals program. This angel was originally in the sanctuary, but found a new home when the space was remodeled in 1938 after St. Andrew merged with St. Paul.
  13. 13. 13 Sight Verification Signature x_________________________________________ The blacklist Tiffany window in the sanctuary was installed in 1929. It was the first window to include human representation at West Park. In 1988 the window was restored by a congregant in memory of his partner, Steven J. Festa, who passed away from aids. Steven always viewed himself as the child being held by Jesus in the window.
  14. 14. 14 Sight Verification Signature x_________________________________________ The Orthodox icon of the Annunciation is one that presents the joy of the announcement of the coming of Christ. It is an icon of bright colors, depicting the Archangel Gabriel, who has descended from heaven, and the Virgin Mary, who has been chosen to be the Mother of God. The card is a photo of the icon within our church sanctuary that is venerated each March 25th on the Feastday of the Annunciation. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is on the list of Sacred Sites due to the historical significance of the building architects Heinz and LaFarge. The church edifice is the last remaining religious building entirely designed and executed by the firm.
  15. 15. 15 Sight Verification Signature x_________________________________________ Our featured item is a plaque dedicated to the memory of our second pastor, the John Mitchell Mason. Rev. Mason was called back to New York from his studies in Edinburgh, Scotland, to succeed his father, our church's first pastor who died in 1792. Both Rev. Masons were connected to many of the founding fathers: the father as a chaplain in George Washington's Continental Army, and the son as a friend of Alexander Hamilton. In fact he was summoned to Hamilton's deathbed, following the duel with Aaron Burr in 1804, and delivered Hamilton's eulogy. John M. Mason went on to become the first Provost of his alma mater, Columbia College, and a founder of a seminary that became the forerunner of Union Theological Seminary. He was a celebrated orator, prolific author, educator, and publisher.
  16. 16. 16 Sight Verification Signature x_________________________________________ This Tiffany work of art represents the dove of the Holy Spirit and was given by the children of the parish in 1907 to celebrate St. Michael's Centenary.
  17. 17. 17 Sight Verification Signature x_________________________________________ This item is a piece from the Historical Parapet which features a key person from each century in the common era. Find the piece from the 20th century, which has more than one person in each niche. The people are: Dr. Martin King, Jr., Albert Einstein, Susan B. Anthony and Ghandi. Saint John the Divine is the Episcopal Cathedral of New York and is one of the largest churches in the world. The main hall, or nave, is two football fields long! Our mission is to be a place of prayer for all people, and maintain the architectural legacy of our 125 year old building.
  18. 18. 18 The New York Landmarks Conservancy is proud to host its Ninth Annual Sacred Sites Open House. Our theme, Medieval to Modern: Celebrating New York’s Religious Art and Architecture highlights the broad spectrum of historical periods, faith traditions, and styles of religious architecture found in communities throughout New York State.

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