Religion: Methodist Mosaics

The most beautiful Byzantine apse in the U. S. was dedicated last Sunday not in a Greek Orthodox church but in Manhattan's Christ Church, Methodist. With its glowing gold, blue, red & black mosaics, its multi-colored marble panels and the ancient ikons on the reredos above its elaborate stone altar, it was a far cry from Manhattan's John Street Church. That church was the home of the first Methodist Society in the U. S., which split wide open in 1820 and lost many a member because the trustees put a carpet on the pulpit...

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