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Syracuse Churches and Cathedrals Tour (Self Guided), Syracuse

Syracuse is a melting pot of religious traditions and beliefs, which is reflected in the city's religious architecture. Take this tour to visit some of Syracuse's most impressive churches and cathedrals and learn more about the spiritual life of Syracuse residents.
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Syracuse Churches and Cathedrals Tour Map

Guide Name: Syracuse Churches and Cathedrals Tour
Guide Location: USA » Syracuse (See other walking tours in Syracuse)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Author: AlexanderA
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Our Lady Of Pompei
  • First English Lutheran Church
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
  • Plymouth Congregational Church
  • Park Central Presbyterian Church
  • Grace Episcopal Church
Our Lady Of Pompei

1) Our Lady Of Pompei

Construction on Our Lady of Pompei began in 1924. The church was built by and for Syracuse's Italian community and services were originally held in Italian. Although the church was not yet finished, the first Mass was held in March 1925. In 1937 the church was severely damaged by a fire and had to change location. A new site was purchased in 1945, and in 1950 work on the new church started. The current church was completed in 1952. Our Lady of Pompei merged with Saint Peter's Church in July 2008.
First English Lutheran Church

2) First English Lutheran Church

First English Lutheran Church was built in 1911. The church has an M. P. Moeller organ, which was installed in 1924. The keyboard for the organ was replaced in 1976. Over the last ten years the congregation has repaired the roof, restored the stained glass windows, and made the church handicap accessible. Some of the money for these projects came from state grants, as the church is registered as a historic landmark. With small exceptions, the interior of the church remains almost as it was in 1911.
St. Paul's Cathedral

3) St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral was built in the 1850s and was designed by architects Henry Dudley and Frank Wills in the Neo-Gothic style. The cathedral is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York and is located in the heart of the city near the Onondaga Historical Museum, the Civic Center and the Roman Catholic Cathedral. In order to help the homeless and poor, the cathedral opened the Samaritan Center, which has many active programs for these at-risk members of society.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

4) Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse.

The church was initially constructed in 1874 by Lawrence J. O’Connor and named Saint Mary's Church and became the first parish in Syracuse. In 1904, Bishop Patrick Ludden selected Saint Mary's Church to become the new Cathedral. Archimedes Russell was commissioned to expand the new Cathedral designing a new sanctuary and bell tower.

The Cathedral was consecrated in 1910 and for the dedication, Pope Leo XIII gave Bishop Ludden a brick taken from the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

The Cathedral hosts many local musicals and concerts performed by both area schools and professional groups.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Plymouth Congregational Church

5) Plymouth Congregational Church

Plymouth Congregational Church was built between 1858 and 1859, and the dedication service was held in August 1859. Its 3,000-pipe Moller organ was installed in 1930. That same year a new wing, several offices, and educational facilities were added to the church. In 1948 Plymouth Congregational Church merged with Good Will Church. The church was listed on the National Registry of Historic Structures in 1997, enabling it to obtain a grant for necessary repairs. Some of the stained glass windows are currently being restored.
Park Central Presbyterian Church

6) Park Central Presbyterian Church

Park Central Presbyterian Church was founded in 1846. The church was built in 1872 and was designed by Archimedes Russel, a noted Syracuse architect. The church has a Henninger Memorial organ, one of the finest organs in central New York. The organ was installed in 1967. The church offers a variety of educational programs for adults, youth and children.
Grace Episcopal Church

7) Grace Episcopal Church

Grace Episcopal Church is an historic Gothic Revival church. Grace Church was founded in 1871. The current church was constructed in 1876 and designed by Horatio Nelson White.

On March 20, 1973, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Grace Church has a long history of social activism. Grace Church is a national shrine for Saint Oakerhater - the first Native Episcopal saint. In 2004, windows were installed in his honor and in 2005, a celebration with Saint Oakerhater's decedents was held at Grace. In 1957, Grace Church joined with St. Philip's - a historically black Episcopal Church - establishing grace as one of the first fully integrated Episcopal churches in the nation.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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