St. Luke’s in the Fields Episcopal Church

On Greenwich Street, in Greenwich Village stands the long-named “Church of St. Luke’s in the Fields“. 

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I have no idea if the limo is associated in any way with the church or its members.  It was just there and parking one of those monsters would make you want to park near an intersection or crosswalk.  Actually, the church appeared closed at the time so I presume it was just someone parking there.

I loved their front area, though.  Usually, I like to take pictures of the front doors, but this Cross to the side grabbed my attention.

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The next day was Palm Sunday, hence the foilage.  (Yeah, this is a delayed post.)

Okay, I had to get the doors, too.  I’m so predictable.

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Not imposing, so I presume they’re just old.

There was a plaque nearby.

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It reads:  “Landmarks of New York.  St. Luke’s Chapel.  This third oldest existing Church edifice in Manhattan was build in 1821 on farmland donated by Trinity Parish to the independent parish of St. Luke’s Church of which Clement C. Moore was a founder and first senior warden.  When that congregation moved uptown the land was bought back and the structure became St. Luke’s Chapel of Trinity Parish in 1892.”

Clement Moore was the author of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.  Yeah, the real name is “A Visit from St. Nicholas”, but that’s not how people think of it.

There’s another sign that I couldn’t get too close to due to the gate being locked.

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It reads, “St. Luke’s Chapel 1892 Trinity Parish 1976.  The Old Village Church of Greenwhich Village build 1822.  Friends this village church open stands for thee, that thou mayest enter, think, kneel, and pray.  Remember who thou art and what must be thine end.  Remember us, then go thy way.”

-H

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