WATERVLIET, N.Y. - Saint Ann, a Maronite Catholic church formerly based in Troy, will be officially "dedicated to God" on Saturday, with a procession and a consecration ceremony.
In 2004, extensive repairs and renovations began on the 150-year-old structure, located at 1919 Third Avenue in Watervliet. The elaborate stained glass windows, organ, pews and altar - all original structures from the 1860's - were restored using donations from the Council of the Knights of Columbus.
"This church is beautiful. It's a part of history. Many of the things you see inside are what originally came with church. We even found original books left behind when the church was boarded up 50 years ago," says St. Ann trustee Henry Nahal.
The consecration ceremony for Saint Ann is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and will include a procession and blessing of the church, with a luncheon afterward at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Saint Ann is not far from Saint Patrick's Church in Watervliet which is in the process of being demolished to make room for a commercial shopping center. The bell tower at Saint Patrick's is the last to go with demolition expected this week after several delays.
For more information call St. Ann Catholic Church at (518) 272-6073
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