The Peacocks (and other furry friends) of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine




His name is Phil and he lives at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

His name is Phil, and his home is The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He is named after the former head of the Cathedral School, Philip Foote. Phil (the peacock) arrived there shortly after his brother’s, Jim and Harry – who, unlike Phil, are blue. The three peacocks roam the grounds freely, and are most vocal in the Spring. This is a great time to visit. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is located near 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

We were delighted to see the addition of Lazarus and Esme ~ wonderful additions to The Cathedral, pictured on Facebook (below).

Just a note ~ on April 3, 2020, it was announced that an agreement has been reached between Mount Sinai Hospital (Morningside) in NY and the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. The cathedral nave was to serve as a non-COVID19 extension to Mt. Sinai freeing up needed wards in the hospital proper.

April 9, 2020 ~ The hospital setting at the Cathedral was called off. Read more on this, and see pictures of the setting before it came down, on West Side Rag.