October 29, 2019

Celebrating the 118th Annual Feast of San Vincenzo, Martire di Craco, in Little Italy, New York

Viva San Vincenzo!
Photo by New York Scugnizzo
A Look at Sunday’s cold and rainy 118th Annual Feast of San Vincenzo Martire at the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood (113 Baxter St.) in Little Italy, New York.

Thank you Fred Spero, Stephen La Rocca and all the members of the Craco Society for your hard work and dedication. As always, it was a tremendous pleasure to celebrate our faith and culture together. Viva San Vincenzo!

The 1901 statue of San Vincenzo
(Above & below) Mass was celebrated by Msgr. Nicholas Grieco  
Lectors Michael Salomone and Patrick Colabella reading the Sacred Scriptures
During his sermon, Msgr. Grieco spoke at length about San Vincenzo 
(L) Joseph Rinaldi proclaiming the intercessions. (R.) Cantor Susan Mello
sang a glorious rendition of Inno a San Vincenzo Martire
After Mass, devotees venerate San Vincenzo
Donations are pinned onto the 1930s era statue of San Vincenzo 
Our buddies Konstantinos with the standing statue
and Stephen La Rocca with the relic of San Vincenzo
Children venerating the relic
Cav. John Napoli of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George with dear friends, Tony, Anna, and Konstantinos Mavrianos-Cesare 
San Rocco Society brethren, Cav. Napoli with
Cav. Paul Tocci of 
the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre
Viva Sant'Angelo!
After Mass, I had the privilege of helping carry the statue of Sant'Angelo d’Acri from his niche to the bye alter for the Mass in the Saint’s honor.