Wednesday, August 24, 2011

St Nicholas Roman Catholic Church Palisades Park, New Jersey, U.S.A.

St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church
Palisades Park, New Jersey, USA
Images Courtesy: St. Nicholas RC Church website
Located across the George Washington Bridge from New York City in Palisades Park, New Jersey this lovely church was founded in 1923.
This beautiful statue of St. Nicholas reminds all who enter the church who its Patron Saint is...  
None other than Bishop Nicholas of Myra!
While this statue outside of the church... a lovely reminder to all who drive or walk by.
The statue was blessed on December 6, 2009 by Bishop da Cunha. December 6th of course being the Feast Day of St. Nicholas.
Beautiful Altar... a vibrant church full of people!
From "then"...
"In front of Old Rectory"
Images courtesy: Picasaweb
And Now...
Please visit this St. Nicholas Church's great website for more information!


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What a lovely little church, well maybe not so little. I agree the alter is lovely. Take care Diane

K9 Katastrophie said...

That is a beautiful statue of St. Nicholas!

Your movie should be arriving soon!

Lois Evensen said...

Another beautiful St. Nicholas Church. :) I truly enjoy your collection of them all. What a great book your posts would make.

Out on the prairie said...

Interesting changes from the B&W shot to now. I think there was a major amusement park in this town also.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Hi Ann it's amazing just how many churches you are discovering named 'St Nicholas'!

Jane x

Pat said...

Lovely church, so well kept!
The statues are fab too :) xx

Bethany said...

This one almost looks like a house - it's not ostentatious at all! Honestly I can't believe there are so many St. Nicholas churches around the world.

imac said...

Plenty of snow in the days gone by.
Great captures and beautiful photos.

Zuzana said...

I love that black and white photograph, looks like taken in the early 50s.;)) Reminds me of the pictures my mom has from her late teens.;)
I will try to investigate the St. Nicolas spring at one point for you dear Ann, but unfortunately I no longer reside in that city, as I have recently moved. However I still work there so at the earliest convenience I will drive by.;)
Have a lovely week,

Madi and Mom said...

Oh that is very pretty. I love brick and the white border is so pretty.
Hugs to my Edward,
The word verification today is too is 'chesmadi' name is at the end.
Madi and Mom

Elaine said...

Another beauty! I love the statues.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is awesome, Ann. I not only enjoyed reading more about the church but also loved seeing the statue of St. Nicholas. So gorgeous.. Thanks for sharing.

troutbirder said...

Interesting. And to think it right in the middle of Megalopolis. :)

Ann said...

although not elaborate on the outside it's still beautiful. Love that old picture of the rectory

Zen said...

Hey Ann, surprise surprise.. I found I live close to a very small chapel dedicated to ....guess who..St Nicholas!!! will upload a post soon. God Bless!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Ann
Such a beautiful Church... I especially love the photo of the old rectory.
Wishing you a beautiful week.

PEA said...

I wish I would have known about this church when I went to visit NJ years ago! I love visiting old churches and hearing the history behind them. I also think it's so neat to be able to see old and "now" pictures of such buildings:-)

I hope you have been well and enjoying these last days of Summer? I've been so busy organizing my mom's 80th birthday party and getting the house ready for company...but I'm enjoying every minute of it:-) xoxo

Theresa said...

What a beautiful Church and Statue! I love visiting and taking pictures of different Churches as I travel around!

Thanks for visiting me and leaving your sweet comment:)

Have a blessed day dear Ann, HUGS!

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Thank you for your nice comment.
Your blog name is St. Nicholas ...
Do you know this Swiss man: Saint Nicholas of Flüe (German: Niklaus von Flüe) (21 March 1417 – 21 March 1487[1]) was a Swiss hermit and ascetic who is the patron saint of Switzerland.
Have a nice weekend

Debbie said... took me awhile, but I got to the last post on this page!
So many beautiful cathedrals!
I LOVE all the old churches...

Michele said...

the NZ church is very cozy and not the usual church-like structure. it is like a cozy home. i love it. xo