St. James Basilica – Part 1

Tags: City of Churches, Church History

City of Churches makes a return visit to the oldest Catholic parish in the diocese, site of the very first Catholic church on all of Long Island. Host Anthony Mangano visits Downtown Brooklyn to explore the rich neighborhood history of what was once known as the small “Village” of Brooklyn. At St. James Cathedral Basilica he learns why this church needed to be established here, discovers remnants of the original 19th century church and cemetery, and tours the current church, which was dedicated in 1903. It’s an in-depth look at the roots of the Catholic Church and its important role in the history and development of Brooklyn. This episode also features highlights of unique musical events held at the Cathedral over the past decade. And that’s just Part One!