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  1. Thank you for this wonderful information. I've been searching for a list of Catholic churches in New York City, especially in lower Manhattan. No other site comes close to this one. May God Bless you for your work and dedication.

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    1. I just found this site, as I now work in lower Manhattan, steps from this lovely chapel. While I am very late in replying to your comment, I will tell you anyway that my friend's aunt has a published book about spiritual places in Manhattan. Perhaps you'll find Catholic churches you may not have known about. Here is a link to buy: http://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Havens-Manhattans-Spiritual-Places/dp/0824519604

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  2. Congratulations on completing your quest.
    I have enjoyed visiting them with you - some of them "again".

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  3. Pozdrav,

    potrebovali bi kontakt od patra Krizologa, ker bi ga radi nekaj vprašali (iščemo neke kontakte v Ameriki - sorodstvo). Ali je možen kak njegov elektronski kontaktni naslov?

    hvala in lep pozdrav!

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  4. Pozdrav,

    iščemo e-kontakt od patra Krizologa, radi bi ga vprašali glede iskanja nekih naših sorodnikov, ki so v Ameriki, pa nimamo z njimi več stikov (že 50 let), hvala

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  5. The above 2 Slovenian comments read something like this (any help out there for Majda?)...

    Hello, need to contact the father Krizologa because you want to ask something (we are looking for a contact in America - relationship). Is it possible to some an electronic contact address? Thanks and Greetings!

    Welcome, we are looking for e-Krizologa contact the father, we would ask you to look for Certain of our relatives in America, but we have no more contact with them (50 years), thanks

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  6. What a wonderful blog - thank you so much for this. I'm from another big city, London, and recently was received into the Church...and having visited a fair number of the churches of that city before finally taking instruction and being baptised (not quite 96 of them though!) I guess in some ways, albeit given different circumstances and characters, I had a bit of a similar "pilgrimage". Anyway, all the best, and thank you again.

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  7. Thanks for posting this information. It helps those of us who like visiting holy spaces.

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  8. What a wonderful website!

    I just wanted to let you know that you are missing St George Ukrainian Catholic Church on the lower east side. It is located at 30 E 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. It is a beautiful church and offers Divine Liturgy in both Ukrainian and English language.

    Here is the link:
    www.stgeorgeukrainianchurch.org/

    And I encourage you to visit to add it to this wonderful Catholic resource! Thank you!!

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  9. I am looking for a Catholic Church in Manhattan for a friend who just moved here and who is really isolated. She is a 26 year old former accountant who went to college at Lehigh (following a catholic school education in N.J.) where she was in a sorority. She currently goes to church every Sunday but hasn't found a congregation that feels comfortable. She would fit in well with a group of young professionals with somewhat similar demographics. Can you recommend which congregations she might look into. She is bright, fashionable, kind, and interested in making friends.

    Thanks,

    Anonymous

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  10. Hi there. For your friend I suggest either (or both!) of the following churches that have really great young adult programs, mixers, socials, happy hours, dinners, theology on taps, etc. And great clergy who people in their twenties and thirties seem to connect with.

    Ascension Church (uptown on 107th and broadway)

    or

    St. Paul the Apostle (midtown at Columbus Circle)

    I am also told that Holy Trinity, (upper west side) has a stellar young adult program.

    Your friend should try any of these.

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  11. Dear writer,
    I thank you so much for all the information you wrote here on this blog.

    I was very recently baptized (2 months ago) when I was in Korea during the summer recess from college. It was the very turning point of my life, and my life has been changed completely.

    Now that I came back to the city, I had some difficulty in finding churches in Manhattan that I can easily go to and be with Him in my everyday life. I accidentally got into your blog and all my concerns were solved. Thanks to you, I go to weekday masses everyday in different churches across Manhattan.

    I thank Him and you so much that I can meet Him everyday everywhere. Thank you so much.

    May the peace and love of Jesus Christ be with you forever. :)

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  12. What an extraordinary find! Thank you so much for you Blog. I stumbled across it while trying to do some genealogical research on my family, who lived on Mott Street in what is now Chinatown. You've put together a carefully composed, amazing resource for anyone wanting to understand the history of the various parishes in Manhattan.

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  13. I recently started my search for a church to call home(having moved from Tx.) and was thinking it would be nice to find a list of church reviews...you nailed it! Thank you. Just one question, I have read many good reviews on the Old St. Patrick's Cathedral mass including yours, but I went to the 9:15 am service last Sunday and, well, it was depressing and there was no music. Is the Sunday afternoon mass the same?

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  14. can you recommend a parish in Manhattan who is serving Thanksgiving to the homeless. I volunteered last year .....the restaurant who donated the dinners ,unfortunately, closed. I found it very fulfilling,as I have no family in NYC.
    Thanks.

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  15. This is a beautiful project. I was bemoaning Wednesday being a holy day, trying to find a mass I could go to, and started reading. Little did I expect to resonate with the pain of introspection and a searching heart, or find the wonder and torment of the city captured here.
    All the same, it is good to know that there are moments of peace in this city and other young people who seek them out.

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  16. I wanted to thank you for this wonderful site.
    I will be in town for Christmas and was wondering how I would find a church to attend. I was able to find several very near my hotel. I love the pics that you post of the churches.
    I am from the south, where there are not nearly as many Catholic Churches. However, should you ever find occasion to visit Charleston, SC (a lovely and historic city) you must attend the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in downtown Charleston. A lovely church.
    Thanks again for helping locate a church for Christmas mass.

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  17. Greetings Andrew,
    I just came upon your site because I was looking for a particular church and "by accident" happened to see your listing for Sacred Hearts of Mary and Jesus. I know the priest there and he's well-known for giving excellent homilies (as you mentioned in the blog). But directly below your comments on Sacred Hearts you mentioned a book you were reading, "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" (a very worthwhile book, by the way), and then you focused on Dorothy Day. The excerpt you included was about her first visit to St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich Village. Turns out, that's my church (I've been a parishioner there for about 20 years) and the priest I know at Sacred Hearts, Fr. Michael Holleran, previously served at St. Joseph's for about 8 years. It seemed so serendipitous to see the two churches joined together on the same page without rhyme or reason, except, perhaps, with a meaning totally unknown to you. Sounds like the work of the Holy Spirit to me.

    Also, as an aside, reading your Comments page one entry stood out. Namely, the lonely, 26-year-old woman whose friend was looking for a church for her. The two churches you mentioned sound very appropriate since they must have a young congregation (Ascension is near Columbia and St. Paul's is next door to Fordham); but in case those churches don't work for her (location or whatever) I'd like to suggest she try St. Joseph's in Greenwich Village.

    About 7 years ago, St. Joseph's merged with the NYU Catholic Center and is now the official Catholic church serving NYU, Pace, The New School (and another downtown college whose name escapes me at the moment.) Anyway, the young people (including graduate students and young professionals) have their own Mass on Sunday nights at 6:00pm and it's always packed. Since the students have joined the church there seems to be weddings every Saturday and several baptisms each week. The church is now run by Dominicans (after about 170 years run by Archdiocesan priests) and its new name is: University Parish of St. Joseph's in Greenwich Village.

    I would suggest St. Joseph's for all young people looking for a downtown Catholic Church and wanting to make new friends. Anyone interested, just Google the website to learn everything you need to know about the University Parish of St. Joseph's in Greenwich Village.

    Blessings,
    Gloria

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  18. We are planning to commence Perpetual 24/7 Adoration at San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel, 378 Broome St. We need to inform and recruit as many faithful as possible (need 336 volunteer adorers). Aside from Old St. Patrick's, Most Precious Blood and Transfiguration Church, which RC Church do you recommend us to visit to draw as many faithful as possible. Thank you. Tom tchoi0513@gmail.com

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  19. You should check out the religious discussion evenings at L'Eglise francaise du St. Esprit. It's a wonderful little one room church on Lexington.

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  20. Thank you so much for this. You helped make my Easter Sunday!

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  21. We like Fr. Holleran and hope he remains in our parish for many years to come. He is a wonderful replacement for Fr. Corniel. the spanish community and the congregation are thrilled to have him .

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  22. This is great! Thanks for all the info. It would be awesome if we could search for churches based on mass times.

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  23. There is a French mass also at St. Catherine of Genoa on 153rd street, listed in your blog under the church name but not under French masses. Thank you for all the precious information!

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  24. What a great idea for a blog and an equally great follow through! This was quite a project and you did a terrific job. I love churches and love the fact you visited my childhood family church, St. Elizabeth's in Washington Heights.

    I have a challenge for you and your readers, though. I found your blog while researching churches to try to identify this one, from the collection of The Museum of the City of New York, http://tinyurl.com/3b7y5n7. In two weeks, no one has been able to name it. Do you recognize it?!?

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  25. The comment that was made on:
    APRIL 8, 2010 5:57 PM
    is so TRUE. I want to thank you for all the time & effort that went behind getting this web page done. I live in the Bronx now & it took me some time to find a local Catholic Church close to my apartment. Thanks once again & may God Bless you.

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  26. Please look at this page on your web site there is an obscene paragraph. Please update

    http://catholicmanhattan.blogspot.com/2009/10/78-church-of-immaculate-conception.html

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  27. Please update obscene paragraph on this page....

    http://catholicmanhattan.blogspot.com/2009/10/78-church-of-immaculate-conception.html

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  28. Dear Anonymous (about the obscene paragraph,)

    I assume you are speaking about the F-bomb on this page? Unfortunately, this is how so much of my generation talks. I am often guilty of this myself. What's more, I am no religious website writer, I'm simply a sinful man reaching for some salvation with my posts here. I find nothing truly obscene about the page, but I do apologize if you were offended. Thank you for reading, and God bless you.

    - Andrew

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  29. We are pursuing all avenues to get Fr. Michael Holleran back to our parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mary. Fr. Holleran is indispensable and the whole parish wants him back. We have the retired Cardinal at our parish. He should be instrumental in our goal.

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  30. Dec 10th, I have visited with my family for the holidays & to my surprise the big guy giving the sticks to light the candles as u entered the church were hitting someones kid. When the boy's father confronted him, he started threatening the dad he was lucky this was a church and kept going on, on. The father of the child simply says" if the boy was going to pass under the ropes all you had to do was redirect him " It was very shocking that we have people like these working in our churches on holidays when it suppose to be a happy time of the year.

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  31. I looked at this wonderful website as I shall be visiting NY next week. Thank you for all your effort in compiling such a wonderful catalogue of churches for me to visit.

    Ann from Leeds UK

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  32. Thank you so much for creating this site. It such big help! Thank you for organizing by zip and by neighborhood. It makes it so much easier to plan Sundays.

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  33. Cardinal Dolan seems like a nice person. Try to elicit his help to retain Fr. Michael Holleran. We had him at St. Josephs for 8 years. He breaths life into the parish. We agree with you. Two years is not enough time. Good Luck.

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  34. Hello.

    Congratulations on your blog! It is very informative.I was wondering if you happen to know of any local group here in tri-state area that will go on a pilgrimage to Mexico for Pope Benedict's visit to the country. If so, please email me at erjimenez@univision.net

    Thank you.

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  35. thank you for this information. My father passed away on February 24, 2012 and on his 40th day I would like to have an announced mass and I found this very helpful in searching all the Catholic churches in Manhattan. Hopefully, I am able to find one church that has a mass that is still open for sponsorship. the churches only allow one sponsor and they are fully booked already. thank you again. cuckooks@yahoo.com

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  36. Dear CMPB...Did you know that your website was "stolen"? If you click on it...you are directed to an online site to buy medications! (google says "this site may have been compromised"). Hopefully you will notice this comment and get a new website! I needed mass times for this weekend--that's how I found out. Luckily, this site had the infor.I needed. Good luck. :)

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  37. Sorry...should have actually spelled out my comment above about the hacked website. It is for the Church of Most Precious Blood on Mulberry St., Little Italy, NYC.

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  38. Seems to be working to me. Has anyone else experienced any issues?

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  39. Really? How strange! If I google the church---the first link says "Buy Soma online/Order Soma"--followed by the statement that "this site may be compromised". The website address shows: mostpreciousbloodchurch.net It's the only website shown for the church in Little Italy.

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  40. Hello, My name is Antonio and I am trying to find information about my grandparents who attended Our Lady of The Miraculous Medal on 7th ave and 114th Street. My grandfathers name is Jose Bermudez and my grandmothers name is Lidia Fernandez, she had three kids the oldest Wilfredo, the youngest Lidia my mother, but we are trying to find the middle child. If you have any information on his name can you please let me know, Antonio.Castillo@sikorsky.com

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  41. Hi Andrew, This is a fabulous resource. Well done :) I am looking for a small church in Manhattan to get married in later this year (just 11 of us). Any recommendations? I am not from the New York area. Thanks, Carol :)

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    1. Hi Carol -

      St. Thomas More on the upper east side near the Guggenheim is small and probably perfect for a wedding. St. Paul the Apostle in midtown has a small crypt chapel in the basement that may be accessible if you speak to them. And the st. Joseph chapel near the WTC site is small, modern and beautiful. Congratulations and good luck!

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    2. Hi Andrew, Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly and very well done again on this site. It is really fantastic :) Take care!

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  42. Hello, my name is Patrick. I was looking for a mass on Sunday with the best music. I am open to different styles - choir, instrumental, etc. Someone had recommended St. Francis Xavier on 16th Street to me, but I wanted to see if you had some strong opinions or thoughts on that matter. Thank you in advance.

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  43. Dear Father Faiola,

    re; Birds trapped Lady of Sorrows Church at 213 Stanton St. in Manhattan

    Live birds are reportedly trapped behind a bird deterrent net at Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 213 Stanton St. in Manhattan. several dead birds can be seen on the ground or hanging in the net.

    Please cuold flush out the live birds and then seal any points of entry to prevent birds from becoming trapped in the future.

    Animals are sentient creatures, capable of emotions including love and suffering, like human animals. It is our responsibility to accept this most important tenet and respond to situations accordingly. Please act with compassion and free the trapped birds before they perish of dehydration or starvation.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this important appeal.

    Yours respectfully,

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  44. Please do what God would do and not harm any animals that are on our Earth. Ask yourself, "what would God do." Let the pigeons free you are killing them and their struggles in life are hard enough. Please release them NOW!
    If you don't, you are not doing God's work at all-I will stop attending any Chatholic church.
    Deborah Stroski

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  45. We read Dolan's commentary on the assignment of priests both disgusting and revolting. He has no conscience and is destroying the Catholic Church because the congregation, which he fails to recognize, need their good Sheppard to lead the flock. He is dispersing the flock when he deliberatly removes a parish priest that the congregation insists on keeping. Some pastors should be removed and the congregation is only too happy to see them transferred, but when a priest who is esteemed and respected and leads his flock to God is removed, despite venomous opposition of the congregation, then we need a new Archbishop for New York. A priest should follow the obedience of God which is the Gospel not to a bishop who is full of errors. The Buck stops with God who usually delivers the right parochial vicar to the right congregation not via verse. No other cardinal has caused so much grief and scattered the congregation of so many parishes than this cardinal. The Voice of the parishioners is the Voice of God.

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    1. Hi - can you please link to the Dolan article here, please? I would like I see it. Thanks.

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  46. Does anyone know of a kid friendly Catholic church in Manhattan. Perhaps a playroom of some sort. thanks. Karen

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    1. St Ignatious on Park Ave and 84th (I think) has a family mass in the basement that also has a small chapel they use for the kids ages maybe 3-8 if you chose to send them upstairs to the chapel (attended by an adult of course) and it is very cute!

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  47. Andrew, as you are revisiting some of the churches and taking more photographs, is there any chance you could return to St. Benedict the Moor and take a photo there? In all the other churches you photographed the altar except this one and it would be nice to see it. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Louise-
      I will add it to my list and do my best to take a pic of the the altar. Thanks for reading. Cheers.

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  48. Thank you Andrew, I look forward to seeing it.

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  49. Andrew,

    I return to this site over and over, and I want to thank you for it. My wife and I like to go into the city on Sunday mornings, attend mass in a church we've never been to, and walk the neighborhood to get a feel for it. I'm sure there are a lot of people like us who use your site and I want you to know how much we appreciate it. Thank you.

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  50. Thanks for the inspiration, Andrew - I've finally started my blogsite for San Francisco, inspired by your work.

    http://churchesofsf.blogspot.com/

    I don't have your skill in layout work, so pardon the appearance while I work some of the bugs out.

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  51. I am wondering if the church saint James Roman Catholic at James place LES is still open. I have been trying to reach them and it's been unsuccessful. The link you provided does not work. Please help!

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  52. Hi Andrew. I use your blog to choose a weekday Mass when I visit NYC from DC. Thank you for your efforts. Occasionally, I read of your internal conflict. I hope you have found peace. Patrick

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  53. This is a truly wonderful information and extremely helpful! Thank you! God bless you!

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  54. I WENT TO ST. LUCY'S SCHOOL AT 344 EAST 104 TH STREET FROM 1970 I HAD SISTER MARY PIUS IN THE 1ST GRADE IF ANYONE WAS IN MY CLASS PLESAE GET IN CONTACT WITH ME I MISS YOU GUYS AND THINK ABOUT OFTEN. SINCE I MOVED UPSTATE I FEEL LOST AND DISCONNECTED. MY EMAIL IS MARCANGERAME@YAHOO.COM.IN SCHOOL I WAS MARC GINSBERG.

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  55. ANITA'S CHILDREN ORGANIZATION.
    BROOKLY NEW YORK
    HELPING UNDER PRIVILEGED CHILDREN THROUGH OUR PROGRAMS.
    MEDICAL CARE,EDUCATION,SOCIAL SERVICE WORK.
    WE ARE A 501C.3 CHARITY.
    WE WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST PRAYER FOR OUR MISSION.
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT.
    TRULY YOURS
    MIRIAM AND SHEANA AREVALO AND THE CHILDREN.
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    ANITA'S CHILDREN ORGANIZATION

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  56. My name is Maggie and I work with a not-for-profit here in New York serving the homeless Moms and their children who reside in Shelters - one of which is a domestic violence shelter. We will have a fund-raising WALK for KIDS on May 30th at Riverside Park (83rd Street and Riverside). It is a 2 mile walk -- OPEN to all age groups. Information is at heartsofgoldwalkforkids.com Is it possible for me to post this on website of various churches or have the information posted within the church bulletin ? Thank you -- mcsullivan.5@gmail.com -

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  57. Trying to locate Father J. Monroe maybe ordained in the late 50s .Thank you,

    patistrish@yahoo.com

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