St John the Divine, New York

All you need to know about one of the biggest cathedrals in the world, St John the Divine in New York

Published: December 21, 2016 at 11:34 am

When was the St John the Divine Cathedral built?

Building started in 1892. New York’s Cathedral of St John the Divine was initially planned to be a Romanesque building, but it is also greatly influenced by the Gothic Revival of the early 20th century.


Is St John the Divine the largest cathedral in the world?

Able to hold over 5,000 people, the building is, alongside Liverpool Cathedral, the largest Anglican cathedral in the world – and at 162ft, its dome is so tall that the Statue of Liberty (minus pedestal) could fit inside it. St John the Divine also contains the largest rose window in the US, made up of 10,000 pieces of glass.

What denomination is St John the Divine?

St John the Divine is Anglican – Episcopal Church in the USA


Did you know:

Parts of the cathedral, including the magnificent Aeolian-Skinner Great Organ, were restored after fire damage in 2001. The organ has 8,514 pipes and boasts one of the most powerful stops in the world, the State Trumpet. St John the Divine was the setting for the second of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts in 1968, which features an organ prelude.

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