The latter territory was placed in under this jurisdiction by the Holy See because the facilities of access were best from New York; it formerly belonged to the Diocese of Charleston.
The latter territory was placed in under this jurisdiction by the Holy See because the facilities of access were best from New York; it formerly belonged to the Diocese of Charleston. All these, inmade up the territory of the original diocese. The first division took place 23 April,when the creation of the Diocese of Albany and Buffalo cut off the northern and western sections of the State; and the second, inwhen Brooklyn and Newark were erected into separate sees.
New York is now the largest see in population, and the most important in influence and material prosperity of all the ecclesiastical divisions of the Church in Continental United States. Colonial period Nearly a century before Henry Hudson sailed up the great river that bears his name, the Catholic navigators Verrazano and Gomez, had guided their ships along its shores and placed it under the patronage of St.
The Calvinistic Hollanders, to whom Hudson gave this foundation for a new colony, manifested their loyalty to their state Church by ordaining that in New Netherlands the "Reformed Christian religion according to the doctrines of the Synod of Dordrecht" should be dominant. It is probable, but not certain, that there were priests with Verrazano and Gomez, and that from a Catholic altar went up the first prayer uttered on the site of the present great metropolis of the New World.
While public worship by Catholics was not tolerated, the generosity of the Dutch governor, William Kieft, and the people of New Amsterdam to the Jesuit martyrFather Isaac Joguesinand after him, to his brother JesuitsFathers Bressani and Le Moynemust be recognized to their everlasting credit.
Father Jogues was the first priest to traverse the State of New York ; the first to minister within the limits of the Diocese of New York.
When he reached Manhattan Island, after his rescue from captivity in the summer ofhe found there two Catholicsa young Irishman and a Portuguese womanwhose confessions he heard.
Mary's, the first rude chapel in which Mass was said in the State of New Yorkwas begun, on 18 November,on the banks of the lake where the City of Syracuse now stands, by the Jesuit missionaries, Fathers Claude Dablon and Pierre Chaumonot. In the same year another JesuitFather Simon Le Moynejourneyed down the river to New Amsterdam, as we learn from a letter sent by the Dutch preacher, Megapolensis a renegade Catholicto the Classis at Amsterdamtelling them that the Jesuit had visited Manhattan "on account of the Papists residing here, and especially for the accommodation of the French sailors, who are Papists and who have arrived here with a good prize.
Twenty years later, the Catholic governor, Thomas Dongannot only fostered his own faithbut enacted the first law passed in New York establishing religious liberty.
It is believed that the first Mass said on the island 30 October, was in a chapel he opened about where the custom house now stands. Of this Jacob Leisler, the fanatical usurper of the government, wrote to the Governor of Bostonin August, Graham, Judge Palmer, and John Tudor did contribute their sones for sometime but no boddy imitating them, the colledge vanished" O'Callaghan, "Documentary Hist.
In spite of them, however, during the years that followed a few scattered representatives of the Faith drifted in and settled down unobtrusively. To minister to them there came now and then from Philadelphia a zealous German Jesuit missionary, Father Ferdinand Steinmayerwho was commonly called "Father Farmer".
Gathering them together, he said Mass in the house of a German fellow-countryman in Wall Street, in a loft in Water Street, and wherever else they could find accommodation. Then came the Revolution, and in this connexion, owing to one of the prominent political issues of the time, the spirit of the leading colonists was intensely anti-Catholic.
When the war ended, and the president and Congress resided in New York, the Catholic representatives of FranceSpainPortugalwith Charles Carroll, his cousin Daniel, and Thomas Fitz Simmons, Catholic members of Congress, and officers and soldiers of the foreign contingent, merchants and others, soon made up a respectable congregation.
Mass was said for them in the house of the Spanish minister, Don Diego de Gardoqui, on Broadway, near the Bowling Green, in the Vauxhall Gardens, which was a hall on the river front near Warren Street, and in a carpenter's shop in Barclay Street.
Through efforts led by the French consul, Hector St.
An unexpired lease of lots at Barclay and Church streets was bought from the trustees of Trinity church, Thomas Stoughton, the Spanish Consul-general, and his partner Dominick Lynch, advancing the purchase money, one thousand pounds, and there on 5 Oct. Peter's, the first permanent structure for a Catholic church erected in the State of New Yorkwas laid by the Spanish minister, Gardoqui.
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See erected 8 April, ; made archiepiscopal 19 July, ; comprises the Boroughs of Manhattan, Bronx, and Richmond in the City of New York, and the Counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, York; also the Bahama Islands (British Possessions); an area of square miles in New York and in the Bahama Islands.