Church of the Holy Agony (New York City)

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Coordinates: 40°47′18.95″N 73°56′49.68″W / 40.7885972°N 73.9471333°W / 40.7885972; -73.9471333

The Church of the Holy Agony
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Community House and Rectory
General information
Town or cityManhattan, New York
CountryUnited States of America
Construction started1952[1]
ClientRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Design and construction
ArchitectRobert J. Reiley of 45 West 45th Street[1]

The Church of the Holy Agony was a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 1834 Third Avenue and 101st Street,[2] in the East Harlem section of Manhattan, New York City. The parish was established in 1930 as a mission of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. The parish is staffed by the Vincentian Fathers.

In November 2014, the Archdiocese announced that the Church of the Holy Agony was one of 31 neighborhood parishes which would be merged into other parishes.[3] Holy Agony was to be merged into the Church of St. Cecilia at 125 East 105th Street.[4]

The church was deconsecrated on June 30, 2017.[5]


A church and rectory at 1828-1834 Third Avenue was built in 1952 to the designs of architect Robert J. Reiley of 45 West 45th Street for $250,000.


  1. ^ a b c Office for Metropolitan History, "Manhattan NB Database 1900-1986," (Accessed 25 Dec 2010).
  2. ^ NYC Organ Website (accessed 5 February 2011)
  3. ^ Otterman, Sharon. "Tears and Heartache for New York’s Catholics as Cardinal Shuts Churches" New York Times (November 2, 2014)
  4. ^ "List of Merging Churches and Those That Will Cease Regular Services" New York Times (November 2, 2014)
  5. ^ Dolan, Timothy Michael (June 30, 2017) "Decree on the Relegation of the Church of Holy Agony in the Parish of St. Cecilia-Holy Agony, New York" Office of the Cardinal, Archdiocese of New York

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