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Solemn Votive Mass of St. Nicholas (“Santa Claus”) at Holy Redeemer Church, Manhattan

December 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Dear Friends,

This Thursday, at 6:00 PM, the Society of St Hugh of Cluny will be sponsoring a Solemn High Mass at the church of the Most Holy Redeemer on East 3rd Street in New York. A festive reception will follow. Music will include the St Nicholas Mass by Haydn. It will also be an opportunity for you to acquaint (or reacquaint) yourself with one of the grandest Catholic churches in Manhattan.

Most Holy Redeemer was the New York home of the Redemptorist order from the 1840’s to this year. The present church was built in the early 1850’s and its size aroused the wonder of contemporaries. It was one of the two churches that served the German population of the city, at that time centered in what later would be called the East Village.

Most Holy Redeemer boasts an impressive set of stained glass windows. They are the work of a New York studio working in the style of the Munich and Innsbruck studios that otherwise dominated the market for stained glass in Catholic churches around 1900.

The side altars recapture some of the spirit of the great baroque churches of Germany and Austria.

A visit to Most Holy Redeemer is like a journey to the past of Catholic New York. I hope, though, that the Solemn Mass we are sponsoring this Thursday will be the start of a new beginning. There are only three or four other churches in Manhattan that can rival Most Holy Redeemer as a splendid setting for the Traditional Mass. We also hope that Catholics will become more aware of this downtown treasure and join in assisting the clergy and congregation in the recovery of this venerable parish We hope you can make it!

More photos of Most Holy Redeemer Church and information about our Solemn Mass on our website:

The Eve of St Nicholas at Most Holy Redeemer Church Featuring Music of Haydn and Orchestra


December 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Society of Saint Hugh of Cluny


Church of the Most Holy Redeemer
173 E 3rd St
New York, NY 10009 United States
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(212) 673-4224