The Beautiful Way NYC Commemorated Easter in 1956
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Via ChurchPop:

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Easter is the most important Holy Day of the year, and that’s because it’s the day we celebrate the most important day in human history: the resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

In 1956, several buildings in New York City commemorated Easter in a really cool way: they lit up certain windows at night to form the shape of a cross!

And here’s the photo as it was printed in a newspaper:

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You can see that the paper listed times for Easter services on the left. Under the photo, it had this description:

Huge crosses, formed by lighted windows, blaze above New York’s skyline as part of an Easter display in Manhattan’s financial district. This scene, photographed from the roof of the Municipal Building, features 150-foot-high crosses in the City Services Co., City Bank Farmers Trust Co., and the Forty Wall Street Corp. buildings.

The picture was published on March 31st, and Easter was April 1st that year. If you take in account the time it takes to get a photo printed, it would seem to suggest this wasn’t done on Easter Vigil, but at some point during Holy Week leading up to Easter.

What a cool way to publicly commemorate the great holy day!
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Almost makes me want to cry, DC. Thinking of the world that's been stolen from us, and the world that's replaced that world -- pure tragedy.

God help us.
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(03-21-2016, 08:33 PM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: Almost makes me want to cry, DC. Thinking of the world that's been stolen from us, and the world that's replaced that world -- pure tragedy.

God help us.

My thoughts as well. Beautiful, yet sad.
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(03-21-2016, 08:33 PM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: Almost makes me want to cry, DC. Thinking of the world that's been stolen from us, and the world that's replaced that world -- pure tragedy.

God help us.

Sometimes I think it would be nice to have been born 60 years earlier, and in a place like New York, so I could have experienced what it must have been like to be a part of an authentically Catholic, American culture. There are countries today that have a strong Catholic presence, but each culture is distinctive.  I would have liked to experience my own before it was lost.  I wouldn't have wanted to experience the horrors of the post-conciliar years though, so better make it 100 years earlier.
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Sixty years ago, they put crosses on their buildings. Fast forward to now, where Kali is being projected onto the Empire State Building.

We have a long way to go to recover this type of visual faith.
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