Cathedral of the Incarnation (Garden City, New York)

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Cathedral of the Incarnation (Garden City, New York)
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Cathedral of the Incarnation (Garden City, New York) is located in New York
Cathedral of the Incarnation (Garden City, New York)
Cathedral of the Incarnation (Garden City, New York) is located in the US
Cathedral of the Incarnation (Garden City, New York)
Location Garden City, New York
Coordinates 40°33′16.28″N 73°38′32.5″W / 40.5545222°N 73.642361°W / 40.5545222; -73.642361Coordinates: 40°33′16.28″N 73°38′32.5″W / 40.5545222°N 73.642361°W / 40.5545222; -73.642361
Built 1871
Architect John Kellum & Henry G. Harrison
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Part of A. T. Stewart Era Buildings
NRHP reference # 78001864[1]
Added to NRHP November 14, 1978

The Cathedral of the Incarnation is an Episcopal Cathedral in Garden City, New York. It is the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.

Established in 1876 as a memorial to, and mausoleum for, Alexander Turney Stewart, the building is an imposing example of Gothic Revival architecture.

A view of the Cathedral of the Incarnation from the Bishop's Mansion in a snowstorm.

The Cathedral is historically known for its music ministry, led by Canon Lawrence Tremsky (Northwestern University, M.M.). The Men & Boys Choir, which originated during the 19th century, was the reason that the train station in this area was initially constructed - to transport the boys from their homes in Brooklyn or Manhattan to rehearsals and services. During the 1930s, the Cathedral formed the first American cathedral girls' choir - known as the Schola Cantorum. The choirs sing a repertoire of choral music, from plainsong to modern works, selected carefully to coincide with the themes of the season. Evensong is sung on the first Sunday of each month in the traditional English cathedral model (Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis, an anthem, and Anglican Chant Psalms). Special seasonal liturgies include traditional "Lessons & Carols" one or two Sundays before Christmas.

Canon Lawrence Tremsky (Director of Music) conducting the Cathedral Choirs in formal garb.

The Cathedral is notable for its stained glass windows and icons. The Mural Ikon of Pantokrator, permanently installed at the Cathedral, was crafted by American iconographer Guillermo Esparza.

A new organ was constructed by the firm Casavant Frères Limitée in 1986 on the 110th Anniversary of the passing of Mr. Stewart.

Tours are offered upon request, as well as the Cathedral being open from 9 AM to 4 PM (Tuesday - Friday).

Three regular weekly services are offered at 8 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:15 AM; the 9:30 AM and 11:15 AM services feature choral music by the Cathedral Choirs.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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