St Savior's Chapel in St John the Divine Cathedral - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
A panorama showing St Savior's Chapel at the eastern end of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York. The stained glass window seen in this image can be seen all the way from the west end of the cathedral. A striking feature are the four free-standing, tall lantern stands.
St Savior's Chapel in St John the Divine Cathedral - FURTHER INFORMATION
St Savior's Chapel in St John the Divine Cathedral - New York visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'St Savior's Chapel in St John the Divine Cathedral' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from New York.
St Columba's Chapel is one of the Chapels of the Seven Tongues behind the altar of the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine in New York. This chapel is at the extreme eastern end of the cathedral, between St Savior's Chapel and St Martin's Chapel. It is linked to these by small wooden doors set into the walls.
St. Columba's chapel was the first chapel of the cathedral, built in 1904 by Heins and Lafarge, the original Cathedral architects. The theme of this Gothic chapel are the Christian communities of the East, and many of the figures within the window represent Eastern doctors and saints. The chapel also contains a shrine to saints Philip, George, Teklehaimanot, and Frumentius, all from Africa. Two Buddhist temple cabinets, given to the Cathedral in 1930 by the King of Siam, represent Christianity in Asia.
The main theme of the stained glass window is the Transfiguration of Christ. This forms a backdrop for the high altar of the Cathedral and is visible from the other end of the nave. On the chapel's altar is a three panel altar piece crafted by the Keith Haring. Twenty angel carvings flank the entrance to the chapel. These representing the heavenly choir, the work of Gutzon Borglum (best known for the Mt. Rushmore presidential faces).
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, New York 10025
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Subway: Cathedral Parkway - 110th Street (Line 1, B, C), 116th Street - Columbia University (Line 1), 116th Street (B, C)