Day 537

Our Lady Queen of Angels

June 19th, 2013

After the Archdiocese of New York closed this Catholic church (which is much more spacious than it looks from the outside) in early 2007, a number of parishioners decided to continue holding services here every Sunday, out on the sidewalk. What started as a protest developed into a genuine religious community. According to the most recent report I can find, the group was still meeting regularly at the end of last year, when they held a funeral for one of their leaders right here in front of the church.

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