NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With the rousing melodies of Christmas hymns, Midnight Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Wednesday morning.
Thousands were in attendance, ringing in one of the most important days of the Christian calendar in the city’s most famous church.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan led the mass, sharing the story of Christmas, when Christians believe Jesus was born.
“Ancient oracles fulfilled, wise men summoned from afar by a star,” Dolan said. “It’s so miraculous, this mystery and message of Christmas.”