Thursday, April 19, 2012

Our Lady of Vilnius stained glass windows are located!

On December 13, in the wake of the NYS Court of Appeals ruling against Our Lady of Vilnius, the New York Times published Sharon Otterman's piece, "Archdiocese can demolish Soho Church, Court Rules." One of the points raised in the article was the whereabouts of the parish patrimony, especially the stained glass windows designed by Vytautas Jonynas:
"The parishioners of Our Lady of Vilnius are also concerned about what will become of the church’s stained-glass windows and other treasured objects that were removed by the archdiocese. Joseph Zwilling, a spokesman for the archdiocese, said the objects might be at a warehouse on Staten Island where such items were kept pending their placement in other churches."

Well, Mr. Zwilling's hypothesis regarding where they might be has been confirmed in a brief item in an Australian Lithuanian-language newspaper, TËVISKËS AIDAI. Yes, they are in a Staten Island warehouse, but they will be bound for Lithuania when the shipping issues are ironed out. CLICK HERE to download first 2 pages of the April 17th edition. The article is on page 2.

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