The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer is a Roman Catholic parish on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1918 by the Dominicans; the attached priory serves as the headquarters of the Eastern United States Province of the order. Its architecture has some unusual features: above the front entrance is one of the few statues of the Crucifixion on the exterior of an American Catholic church; and inside, the Stations of the Cross depict Christ with oil paintings instead of statuary or carvings. It has two Schantz pipe organs. The church building, at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 66th Street in the Lenox Hill section of the Upper East Side, has been called "one of New York's greatest architectural adornments."Add Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer and other attractions to your New York City trip itinerary using our New York City travel route site .
The church is under the patronage of Saint Vincent Ferrer, a Dominican preacher from Valencia, capital from the ancient Kingdom of Valencia in Spain. It was designated a New York City landmark in 1967. Seventeen years later, in 1984, the church and priory, designed in 1881 by William Schickel, were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Andy Warhol regularly attended Mass at the church.
Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer Reviews
What a beautiful church. When you are there you feel you are in an old European church. I went to the Latin Mass last weekend. Very Spiritual. more »
It was a very freezing day outside that day. I walked into this church and felt immediate peace and warmth. As there were people practicing up in the front - I even got a classical concert for free :)... more »
Congregation on the smaller side but fairly diverse, cater to east river hospital populations, very beautiful interior I think Gothic but with some ornate wood work, altar area is almost larger than pew area, in vibrant neighborhood but expensive, run by Dominican order I believe, has an associated all girls high school.
Amazing gothic style church. Latin Mass was celebrated. Totally beautiful.
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