6. St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church

St. George Ukrainian Church

St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church is a Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the East Village. It is located right off Taras Shevchenko Place, right across from McSorley’s Old Ale House. St. Brigid’s Roman Catholic Church nearby was the first to have a Ukrainian language liturgy. St. George’s was founded over 100 years ago, occupying the Bowery Village Church, which earlier served the German immigrant community. The current Greek Revival building features an onion dome and was built in 1976 to 1978 with influences from Ukrainian Byzantine architecture. Principal artist with the Metropolitan Opera Andrij Dobriansky served as the church’s liturgical cantor for over 30 years.

Today, the church has set up a shrine on its steps, featuring flowers, candles, and personal notes. Passersby can leave a note or stop by to pay respect to those who lost their lives.