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Abyssinian Baptist Church Office, New York City
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The Abyssinian Baptist Church, located at 132 West 138th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, was built in 1922-23 and was designed by Charles W. Bolton & Son in Gothic Revival and Tudor Revival styles - it has also been described as "Collegiate Gothic". It features stained glass windows and marble furnishings The church is noted for its ministers, including Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Over the years, the church has served as a place for African American spirituality, politics and community.The church and its associated community house were designated a New York City Landmark on July 13, 1993.HistoryThe congregation began after an incident in 1808, when visiting free Ethiopian seamen and allied African-American parishioners left the First Baptist Church in protest over being restricted to racially segregated seating. They named their new congregation the Abyssinian Baptist Church after the historic name of Ethiopia. Founded in 1809, it was the third oldest Baptist church in America.
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  • Not be if treated as criminals or as livestock tourists... Very edges, you throw without hesitation and bad ways and do not let you go until it ends, or rather until you make the donation to the end, then you can get out. They are two hours or two hours and a half, and as much half an hour of gospel choir. Frankly, if they don't want tourists was as easy as say that they do not support them.
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  • Notice for all, are not permitted entry with backpacks, or Leggings or pants considered tight. Once you enter, you can not leave and you have to meet all of the religious service by applying a strict discipline, noo talk, nothing if you look at your phone's invite to go (perfect excuse if you want to go in and out of there) was our second visit to nyc and we had earlier visited other churches in which always with respect you came to the area to tourists, heard his sermon and some song and when you wanted ditched the Church. Here did not let us move! Did not let us take the hour and a half! And when we did explained to us a few people on the street that they are tired of tourists and therefore treat them as well so they no longer come Sunday.
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  • Early Sunday morning, pretty. Went to 1 hour ago it was still considerably behind. Once you have opened tourist who is on the second floor to the seat. The first floor is the seat of the local people. Local people young and old fashion and Nice. Begin to talk with local people's pastor? Priest? The storytelling we propose in a loud voice to talk, fight cheers. Gospel music also you guys excited. People say me this is like a one-on-one conversation that impressed. Choir sings along with tourists. I was very impressed.
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  • They won't accept visitors anymore and send you to another church without gospel, a 20 minutes service just full of tourists. Not authentic at all. Very poor experience.
  • the best people and good brothers for the brasilian turists
  • Beautiful church and an interesting experience.
  • This Church was founded in 1808 It is one of the oldest Churches in NYC. The presiding Pastor is a Great ortator and wonderful person. I was delighted to visit this church with such a perstigious history. I really enjoyed my visit and will vist again
  • Always be after service with different churches