Sunday, September 28, 2008

Slip 5 New York Waterway - New York City Jesus

Yes, New York City is not part of New Jersey, though West New York and Ellis Island are. Jersey is considered New York’s 6th borough so I’ll stretch the point and include the Broadway Blessing here.

Every Fall, Broadway pauses and asks the almighty for blessings on the coming season. Held at the world’s largest (and yet to be completed) gothic cathedral, St. John the Divine, this world’s largest gothic cathedral was missing one thing: an operating restroom. Those B’way performers really know how to hold a note along with their bowels.

The prelude began with the mighty church organ belting out, "Everything’s Coming Up Roses" from "Gypsy" followed by, "There’s No Business Like Show Business" from "Annie Get Your Gun". I wanted to head for the restroom to barf but there was no restroom in the world’s largest gothic cathedral.

One would have thought the prelude would have included, "Phantom of the Opera," since it was going this route…and I could have sworn one of the angels on the pillars began to plead, "Please stop this now." -photo-

A dance troupe performed to, "How Great Thou Art." I was beginning to feel God’s presence through Jesus. I turned around and there in the center of the largest stained glass window in America was

Adam Jacobs sang, "Nothing there to Love" from the upcoming, "Amazing Grace: The True Story" and I began to notice feel more of Jesus’ influence both in song and statue.

Jerry Curry ended the Broadway Blessing with, "I’ll Walk with God," from "The Student Prince" and the event was engulfed with the almighty.

Ezekiel 34:  "I will bless them...I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing."


fuzzy said...

ummm I believe that there is a building code violation here! Buildings that house a certain amount of people for any amount of time must have a bathroom!

NewJerseyJesus said...

OK, St John the Divine, the world's largest gothic cathedral did have a major fire which has closed off half the church for some serious renovations. Jonny-on-the-Spots were available outside :)

Gigi said...

Show tunes in the cathedral, huh? At least it ended well ;)