Oh, holy site! Brooklyn bishop hosts ceremony to reopen Williamsburg church

Historic moment: Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio rededicated and consecrated the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Williamsburg during a special mass on March 24.
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It’s a resurrection!

Hundreds of Brooklynites filled the pews of a nearly 150-year-old historic Williamsburg Catholic Church on Sunday to celebrate Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio officially rededicating the house of worship after a year-long, much-needed renovation, according to the leader of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

“This is very exciting because this is a church that probably should’ve been closed because it was in such bad repair. So it’s a great joy to see a church being put back into service that can be very functional,” said The Most Reverend Bishop DiMarzio of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, located on N. 5th Street.

Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, the pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, located just down the road from the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will now serve as the chief faith leader of both parishes — according to Bishop DiMarzio, who appointed the monsignor to his new post. The highlights of the renovation include a new marble altar, a reconstructed ceiling and the return of a 100-year-old pipe organ that was originally brought to the Church in 1930.

The mass, which celebrated the merger of the two houses of worship — which went into effect nearly six months ago — consisted of Bishop DiMarzio sprinkling the congregation with holy water, a reminder of the church’s baptism, followed by an anointing of the new altar.

Updated 11:01 am, March 27, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

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Church is for sheep.
March 27, 2019, 10:55 am
Ali Baba from Nirvana says:
Mosques are for sheep
March 27, 2019, 3:18 pm
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Let me clarify for the sniveling snowflake, ALL religion is for sheep.
March 27, 2019, 4:02 pm
Donna Trump from Jamaica Estates says:
Atheists and Hipsters are the true sheep. Same as brainwashed Democrats, the new Marxists!
March 27, 2019, 8:04 pm
Major Mark Zist from Borough Hall says:
The snowflake is the one triggered by a church reopening
March 27, 2019, 8:24 pm
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We Soviets and Chinese Communists couldn't dream of a better outcome than the mainstreaming of putting down religion in the news, the schools etc. It is being done without our help hee hee.
March 27, 2019, 8:30 pm
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March 27, 2019, 8:43 pm
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March 27, 2019, 8:45 pm
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Allah is more fake than the Easter bunny
March 27, 2019, 9:13 pm
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March 27, 2019, 9:18 pm
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Television good. Church bad. Bahhhhhh
March 29, 2019, 11:19 am
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March 29, 2019, 12:09 pm

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