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    Ghosts, goblins creep though pews of St. John the Divine during Halloween extravaganza

    Saturday, October 28, 2023 3:25AM

    Ghosts creep though pews of St. John the Divine Halloween extravaganza

    MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — There were spooky creatures and evil monsters hobbling down the aisle of the world’s largest gothic cathedral on Friday night. A haunted bishop rose over the pulpit, a giant spider crawled down the walls and a dead violinist fiddled the night away.

    St. John the Divine was in need of divine intervention with ghosts and goblins creeping through the pews.

    “It’s gothic, it’s spooky – the pipe organ – it’s haunting,” said Christine Hutton.

    It was the cathedral’s Annual Halloween Extravaganza and a scary silent film played under the stained glass windows in front of the altar. There was also an endless parade of spooky and a procession of ghouls.

    “This amazing space lends itself – one to great organ music, two to a great old silent film. And every cathedral has got to have some ghouls. So we like to bring ours right out in the front,” said Programming Director Laura Bosley.

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