Friday, February 18, 2011

At the San Isidoro y San Leandro Western Orthodox Catholic Church of the Hispanic Mozarabic Rite

Last Thursday night, a small fire broke out on the third floor of the San Isidoro y San Leandro Church at 345 E. Fourth St. near Avenue D, as DNAinfo reported.

I'm not sure about the extent of the damage. I hope that it's minimal. This is one of those hidden treasures in the neighborhood... I've been meaning to do a little photo essay of the church...



According to the always invaluable New York City Songlines, San Isidoro y San Leandro Western Orthodox Catholic Church of the Hispanic Mozarabic Rite is "named for brothers who were successive bishops in Seville, circa 600 AD. Originally a Russian Orthodox Church, built circa 1895."




And here are some shots from last summer... when the church held a rummage sale...






I bought a few records for like 10 cents each. But you should really take a look inside some time if you have the chance.

Oh, and this isn't the part where I tell you that the church has been sold to developers... Just appreciating it while it's still here... Here's a video tour.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, my god. It's breathtaking. I want to live there (AS IS, all alone, and in my dreams, developers, so don't get any effed-up ideas).

Anonymous said...

This is kind of an odd place...there are "rummage sales" every weekend, not just in the summer. It's rumored that the guy who dresses in priest's clothing there is not a priest at all, either.

Goggla said...

Oh no! This one of my favorite buildings in the neighborhood. Thanks for posting shots of the interior - it looks gorgeous, and I'll definitely take peek inside the next chance I get.