City of Churches

Visit a Gothic-revival church in a neighborhood rich with history from colonial times to the present, including the story of why the parish was renamed and why there are more statues outside the church than inside.

The Emmy Award-winning City of Churches explores and documents the local history, art and architecture that clearly illustrate why New York City is known as the “City of Churches.” Series host Anthony Mangano uncovers places, people and memories inspired by these architectural wonders and their surrounding neighborhoods. Join us as we explore some of the beautiful churches in New York City. The spotlight may be on your parish next!

New episodes of City of Churches air on Wednesdays at 8 PM ET!

Recent Episodes


Precious Blood Monastery

October 13, 2016

Take a rare look into the cloistered life of nuns as they discuss their contemplative lives as well as the beautiful paintings […]


Sacred Heart – St. Stephen’s

September 29, 2016

Discover the compelling history of this church with two names when Msgr. Guy Massi and Pastoral Associate John Heyer join Anthony Mangano […]


Saint Joseph’s Church Tiffin, Ohio

September 26, 2016

Currents news reporter Katie Breidenbach is Anthony Mangano’s special guest discussing a documentary she produced about her hometown church’s survival after a […]


Saint Andrew Avellino

September 15, 2016

Discover this beautiful Art Deco church and its unusual connection with a macaroni company, as well as the roots of it’s historic […]


Immaculate Conception Monastery

September 8, 2016

In the Season 6 premiere, Anthony Mangano visits Pastor William Murphy and the tranquil grounds of the Immaculate Conception Monastery in the […]


St. Luke’s

August 12, 2015

In this episode, host Anthony Mangano heads up the East River to Whitestone, Queens, NY to visit St. Luke’s Catholic Church. Built […]

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St. Vincent Ferrer

July 29, 2015

City of Churches heads into the heart of New York City with a visit to St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Manhattan. Host […]


St. Bernard’s

July 22, 2015

Last season, host Anthony Mangano returned to the old parish church where he grew up. This season, we visit his current parish, […]


Holy Name

July 15, 2015

In this special episode, host Anthony Mangano traces the two year renovation of Holy Name Church as it becomes the new home […]

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