A sad day for closing church

A sad day for closing church

There are 2 comments on the www.timesunion.com story from Dec 7, 2009, titled A sad day for closing church. In it, www.timesunion.com reports that:

One by one, each woman stood up and shared a memory from her days at the Mary Warren Free Institute, a tiny Episcopal all-girls school connected to the Church of the Holy Cross on Eighth Street.

But soon after some of the women began talking on Sunday, the last day of the church's opening, tears choked their words and they had to sit down ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Dec 7, 2009
from timesunion:

"Shea and about 50 others attended the last service Sunday afternoon at Church of the Holy Cross, which decided to close after congregants there dwindled to about a dozen.

"The church, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, opened in 1844 as an offshoot of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Troy. The Mary Warren school, an educational, spiritual and musical institution for impoverished girls, was connected to the church and opened at that location in 1862 thanks to the philanthropic works of the Warren family of Troy. The school, which taught grades 1 to 8, closed in the 1960s. The church also organized one of the first choirs held during an Episcopal service in the U.S.

"Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is in talks to purchase the property, which also includes the connected rectory and school building, according to Claude Rounds, vice president for administration. Rounds said RPI would keep the building's architectural integrity intact."

Since: Oct 09

Leiden, Netherlands

#2 Dec 17, 2009
Sorry about your church closing . Well if your looking for adventure ,come on down to horrible WV and watch us set up 4 pagan/satanic "churches ". Getting them going and keeping them going is going to be a trip. I'm so glad I won't be there long and I feel for the WV pagans and satanists. I have never been in a more oppressive state .

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