The author of Our Lady of Vilnius, NYC recently called my attention to the closing and impending demolition of her church, which has been serving the Lithuanian community in its Soho location for the past century.
Photo by Manzari
One day, the parishioners showed up to find that Cardinal Egan had the doors padlocked and the gates guarded by security. Now, the church is slated for demolition.
What will take its place? It isn't hard to imagine in a city that decapitates houses of worship to turn them into residential towers, that builds condo monstrosities to get closer to the heavens, and where construction cranes, filled with pride and hubris, climb higher than church steeples.
Crane over Grace Church