Blessing of the Animals

Feast of St. Francis – first Sunday in October, animals are blessed at the Cathedral of  St. John the Divine.  This impressive Cathedral is said to be the world’s largest Gothic Cathedral and has been a work in progress since 1892. Sunday, October 2, 11 am Service, followed by the Fair at 1 pm   Checkout the Upcoming Events Calendar for more events.

Highlight Tours
Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11 a.m. – Noon & 1pm – 2pm (Saturdays, September 17, October 15, and November 5: 11 a.m. only) Select Sundays 1pm – 2pm (September 4, 25; October 2, 23, 30; and November 6, 27)
Explore the many highlights of the Cathedral’s history, architecture, and artwork, from the Great Bronze Doors to the seven Chapels of the Tongues. Learn about the Cathedral’s services, events, and programs that welcome and inspire visitors from around the world. $6 per person, $5 per student/senior. No prior reservation necessary. Meet at Visitor Center.

Vertical Tours
Saturdays, Noon – 1pm & 2pm – 3pm
On this adventurous, “behind-the-scenes” tour, climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world’s largest cathedral. Learn stories through stained glass windows and sculpture and study the grand architecture of the Cathedral while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a wonderful view of Manhattan. $15 per person, $12 per student/senior. Space is limited to 20 people 12 years of age and older, and reservations are recommended. For reservations, visit the Cathedral website or call 866 811-4111. Bring a flashlight. Meet at Visitor Center.

For tickets or call (866) 811-4111


Location: 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025

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