Church of the Resurrection (Rye, New York)
|Church of the Resurrection|
|Location||Rye, New York|
|Dedication||Resurrection of Jesus|
|Archdiocese||Archdiocese of New York|
The Church of the Resurrection was established in 1880 by the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal John McCloskey as a parish for Rye and Harrison, New York. The first masses were said in a rented hall on the northeast corner of Cedar and Purchase Streets in Rye beginning on June 6, 1880. Eventually, the parish purchased the William Smith house in 1881 at the intersection of Purchase Street and the Boston Post Road, where services were then offered. The parish was incorporated on January 29, 1886, and title to the property was transferred from the archdiocese to the parish itself.
A new church building was completed in 1889 on Purchase Street, while the former building was used as the rectory. Thereafter, construction of a parochial school on the Boston Post Road began in 1906 and was completed two years later. With the number of parishioners growing, the church purchased land in 1927, on which ground was broken that year for the construction of the current church building, which cost approximately $400,000. The church was completed in 1931, and the first mass was said on Easter of that year.