What’s Up at Our Lady of Lebanon? (Explained)

Something’s going on (at 10PM Thursday night) at Our Lady of Lebanon Church [113 Remsen Street] says BHB Newhound “Jay” but we don’t know what it is:

Any idea what is going on there? Heavy undercover police presence, 4 uniformed, a big limo…

Anyone know? BHB commenter Cyrus ate his Wheaties and read his Brooklyn Eagle today, which explains it all.

Flickr photo by jkarus50

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  • anon

    It started around 8pm….

  • Cyrus P. Smith

    From the Eagle:

    “In a much anticipated event, Nasrallah Peter Cardinal Sfeir, the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, will begin his visit to the U.S. today, May 15. Following his arrival at JFK and an afternoon meeting with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Cardinal Sfeir’s first public mass will be held at Brooklyn Height’s Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, 7:30 p.m., at the corner of Henry and Remsen Streets. An open reception will follow the mass in the Cathedral Hall.”


  • Jay

    Well, there it is! Thanks for the info, Cyrus and Homer!

  • Andrew Porter

    FWIW, early photos of this church show that it had a steeple, which was removed in the 1940s or 50s. Don’t know why…

    I presume everyone knows that the entrance doors on both sides are from the dining room entrance of the liner the S.S. Normandie?

  • bornhere

    Andrew — I seem to recall hearing/reading that the OLOL doors are not the actual doors as they existed on Normandie, but rather Normandie doors with Normandie medallions affixed to them (or some variation of that). Whatever — they’re neat and worth a pause on Henry and Remsen.