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“Welcome to St. Lydia’s. We are a dinner church that gathers each week to cook and share a sacred meal, and you are very welcome here.” The candles glow, a shruti box hums, and congregants—Lydians, as they’re called—look to Pastor Emily Scott, who offers warm benediction (and bread) toward the start of each worship. “The church was formed from hunger I was detecting when I first moved to New York,” Scott remembers. “I found that I...
If European folk songs, with their narrative storytelling and neat rhyme schemes, form the bones and structure of the romantic ballad, then the gospel hymn is its blood and marrow, infusing all the desperation of worship and the vulnerability of testimony to produce a hot, living thing. The love song as we know it is the illegitimate progeny of the gospel tune and it is impossible not to draw similarities between the divine and...
The Church of the Redeemer, on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Pacific Street, in Boerum Hill, was sold this month to the Jackson Group, a private real estate investment firm based in Manhattan, for $20 million. The building had been owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, which had announced demolition plans in 2012, and explained this month's sale as owing to a rise in monthly expenses that far outpaced its current...

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