The Church of the Most Precious Blood is a Roman Catholic parish located in New York City. The parish is under the authority of the Archdiocese of New York, and is the National Shrine Church of San Gennaro. Located on Baxter Street with an additional entrance on Mulberry Street, the Church of the Most Precious Blood is part of Manhattan's Little Italy neighborhood.Using our online itinerary creator, New York City attractions like Church of The Most Precious Blood can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
During the Feast of San Gennaro, which is held yearly in September, a celebratory Mass is held at the church on the last Saturday of the festival. After the Mass, a statue of San Gennaro is taken from its home within the church on a procession through the streets of Little Italy. The building of this church was begun by the Scalabrini Fathers in the late 19th century. The Scalabrini Order built the foundation but ran out of funding. The Franciscans then took over the parish and completed the church building.
In 2015, this church became part of the parish of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. Most Precious Blood is home to several vibrant religious societies in addition to the Figli di San Gennaro, including: the Community of Sant Egidio, the Craco Society, and the San Angelo Society. Besides the strong Italian tradition, the Vietnamese congregation has also grown in recent years.
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The parish of the Most Precious Blood was established in 1888 as a National Parish to serve the rapidly growing number of Italian immigrants in Lower Manhattan. The church itself is wedged within the ... more »
When I and my wife visited Little Italy, we started out at Mulberry Street from Canal Street. My wife, who is a shopaholic, immediately gravitated to a handbag store while I went on walking along Mulb... more »
A very old, historically Italian Church on the cusp of Little Italy and Chinatown. The interior architecture is inspiring and is building is open throughout the day. I enjoy attending a mass here and the large, lifelike statues of the saints are inspiring.
This Vintage, Amazing little Church is open for the public even in non-worship hours. Please visit. People who enter this Church is amazed to beauty and old structures or simply spend time alone in a peaceful place. I love this Church. Located at the entrance of Little Italy at Mulberry Street. Strongly recommend
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