После офоциального признания христианства для переделки в церкви не хватало готовых общественных зданий, а новые строились медленно, поэтому для церковных зданий стали использовать не очень удобные античные храмы.
Так, в храм Девы Марии переделан Парфенон, храм Девы Афины.
Saint Mary's was founded in 1868 with two great purposes...
It was to be the parish church for the neighborhood - then called Longacre Square, here in midtown Manhattan; and the parish was founded to be a witness to catholic Christian tradition within the Episcopal Church.
We remain committed to catholic Christian witness as we seek to embody and extend the love God has shown for us in Jesus Christ. Our members and friends now live both near and far from Times Square. Please join us.
145 WEST 46th street
New York City, Times square
Church is located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City on West 46th Street between 6th and 7th Ave.
There is also an entrance on West 47th Street between 6th and 7th Ave.