It’s Maundy Thursday, and fifty years ago today on the liturgical calendar St. Paul’s held its first service in the Hackett Boulevard church: the consecration of the high altar. In this photograph we see the altar, and behind it, “the massive, shimmering bronze reredos,” as it was described in a contemporary Knickerbocker News article.
The free-standing altar, of Vermont marble, was donated by the treasurer of the building fund, William Starr McEwan, and dedicated to his maternal grandparents, Samuel Starr Peck (1852-1934) and Susan Marsh Peck (1860-1942).
The only photograph that we know was taken that day shows Bishop Allen W. Brown at the altar, partially obscured by our rector, J. Raymond McWilliam.
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