City of Churches

In this episode, filmed on location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Anthony Mangano and Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello discuss the total restoration and renovation work involved in preserving this historic 1870 church for future generations of worshipers. Recorded over a one year period, the City of Churches camera crew captured much of the transformation of the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The entire building undergoes a complete overhaul, from the bell tower and the outside brickwork to the interior walls and floors, the original hand carved wooden altar, the vintage pipe organ, stations of the cross, numerous antique statues, artwork and the original stained glass windows.

Tune in every Wednesday at 9:00 PM for new episodes. 

You can watch “City of Churches” On:
You may watch “Reel Faith” on:
Spectrum, channel 97
Optimum, channel 30
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Recent Episodes


Church of the Annunciation

December 5, 2018

In this episode, filmed on location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Anthony Mangano and Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello discuss the total restoration and renovation work […]

St. Dominic’s Homeless Outreach

November 21, 2018

In this special “out on the streets” edition of City of Churches, Anthony Mangano accompanies a group of dedicated volunteers on their […]

St. Thomas Aquinas

November 14, 2018

Founded in 1885, the parish of St. Thomas Aquinas in Flatlands Brooklyn has a long and fascinating history. Although the small, original […]

Our Lady of Fatima

November 7, 2018

Our Lady of Fatima is small town church with a big heart. In the 1940’s, when no other funding was available for […]

Most Holy Trinity

November 1, 2018

On this episode of City of Churches, Anthony Mangano visits East Williamsburg to explore one of the oldest churches in the Diocese […]

Mary Queen of Heaven Part 2

October 24, 2018

In this second of two episodes highlighting Mary Queen of Heaven church in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, host Anthony Mangano and Monsignor Jamie […]

Mary Queen of Heaven

October 17, 2018

In this first of two episodes highlighting Mary Queen of Heaven church in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, host Anthony Mangano visits “the church […]

St Columba (Part 2 )

October 10, 2018

St. Columba Church, Marine Park, Brooklyn – Part 2 of 2 – Anthony Mangano sits down with Father Tim Lambert and two […]

St. Columba (Part 1)

October 3, 2018

In Part One of this two part episode, Anthony Mangano visits St. Columba Church in Marine Park, Brooklyn, and takes viewers on […]

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

September 26, 2018

This week a special double length premiere episode marks the 8th season of City of Churches. Host Anthony Mangano travels to Our […]

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