Started by John_Hannah, January 05, 2021, 05:23:05 PM
Quote from: John_Hannah on January 05, 2021, 05:23:05 PMMany here know of St. Peter's in Midtown Manhattan (Lexington and 53rd). Last night it suffered serious water damage from a ruptured water main. The sanctuary and most of the educational rooms are below street level so it was extensive, probably in the millions of dollars. John Damm served as pastor for many years.
Quote from: Dave Benke on January 05, 2021, 06:17:56 PMThe loss of what Channel 7 called "musical instruments" included a lot of memorabilia and actively used instruments from the Jazz Mass. We use three or four numbers from Eddie Bonnemere, who was a featured musician at St. Peter's. So you know, they have lost 60 parishioners to COVID-19, and have not worshiped in person since March, so the whole process of pulling together is made that much more difficult for God's people there.Dave Benke
Quote from: Weedon on January 05, 2021, 05:28:07 PMSo sorry to hear of this, John. Kathy Weidmann often took us there on Sundays for worship when I was at Concordia Bronxville, and that was when Pr. Damm first came to serve there. The basement of Citicorp!
Quote from: Charles Austin on January 06, 2021, 11:32:37 AMRandy Bosch:That architectural concoction, "saving" St. Peter's by "burying" it under Citicorp - one of the largest financial institutions on earth - won many acclamations from urbanists and designers. The image, however, was very telling - the conquest of the church by a megacorporation. Me:Where on earth did you get that "image"?Randy Bosch:Prayers and blessings to the members who faithfully carried on in that shadowland.Me:Were you ever there? Shadowland? By no means!Randy Bosch:The plumbing problem may have been baked into the enterprise, given the incredible weight of that monster building pressing down on the infrastructure - and church - below. How firm a foundation...Me:I guess you never were there.
Quote from: Charles Austin on January 06, 2021, 01:40:42 PMI have been in Rome's catacombs many times. I have been in St. Peter's, Manhattan, many many many times.I see no comparison at all.