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God’s Row, Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn: Ukrainians’ second home–Catholic Holy Ghost Church

3 generations of Ukrainians maintain a bit of Europe in Williamsburg just off Bedford Avenue on North Fifth Street. Part 17 of A Journey through Williamsburg-Greenpoint religions.

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Ukrainian Catholic Holy Ghost Church is at 160 North Fifth Street, a half a block east of Bedford Avenue. (718) 782-9592. Services are in English on Sat, 5pm and in Ukrainian on Sun, 10am.


Anne Cohen is a contributor to A Journey through NYC religions. She is also a Masters of Science magazine concentrator at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Though born in Boston, she grew up in Montreal, Canada, where she graduated from McGill University in 2011 with a degree in history and political science. In the summer of 2010, she spent five weeks in Kosovo studying post-conflict transitions and got a first hand look at the effects of religious strife (learning five words of Albanian in the process).

Neha Prakash is a contributor to A Journey through NYC religions. She is also pursuing a Masters of Science degree in print journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She previously received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, with a minor in political science, from Penn State University in 2010. After college, she interned at AOL/Huffington Post Health as an editorial and web intern, managing websites and social media. Neha was born in southern India but was raised in Bel Air, Md. She hopes to cover economics or religion in the future.

Follow Neha on Twitter: @nehapk


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  • I saw this church yesterday and they were having the stations of the cross. It is one of the most beautiful
    churches I have ever seen

  • What a beautiful tradition!

  • Great piece on Ukrainian Catholic. I stopped in the Ukrainian Orthodox church in Williamsburg on Palm Sunday. Packed house!

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