Church Secrets and Legends

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From soaring cathedrals to intimate chapels, sanctuaries of all faiths provide a beacon for seekers and a stage for astonishing mysteries, from divine intervention to unholy terror. Discover the mysteries of the world’s greatest houses of worship

Sundays, 10:00 PM ET on Travel

60 minutes

From soaring cathedrals to intimate chapels, sanctuaries of all faiths provide a beacon for seekers and a stage for astonishing mysteries, from divine intervention to unholy terror. Discover the mysteries of the world’s greatest houses of worship

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Watch Church Secrets and Legends Season 1 Episode 3 - Scientology; Dagger John; Napolean Murder Mystery

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An FBI investigation code named Operation Snow White involving the Celebrity Centre International, part of the Church of Scientology in Hollywood, California has science fiction writer and founder L. Ron Hubbard under suspicion of his new religion. Central Congregational Church in Fall River, Massachusetts becomes intertwined with member Lizzie Borden when she is accused of murdering her parents in 1892. When the St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City, New York is attacked by Nativists, anti-Catholic rioters, Bishop "Dagger John" Hughes earns his nickname by rounding up an army of Irish immigrants to defend the church. Built by movie moguls in 1928, the once crumbling Wilshire Boulevard Temple was the center of controversy when Warner Bros. artist Hugo Ballin painted memorial murals on the walls, causing an uproar by Jews who said the "graven images" violated the Second Commandment, however, it was reversed when Dura-Europos in Syria was discovered with ancient art in its synagogue. The mystery surrounding Napoleon Bonaparte's tomb at the Eglise du Dome (today called Les Invalides) in Paris, France brought on a conspiracy that his body was switched when brought back from St. Helena during his exile.
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Watch Church Secrets and Legends Season 1 Episode 1 - Salem Witch Trials; World's Largest Cathedral; Grand Mosque of Paris

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Envisioned by St. John, prophetic sculptures predating the events of 9/11 surround the exterior of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, an unfinished Episcopal church in New York City, New York. The origin story of the Salem Witch Trials is connected with the First Church in Salem in Salem, Massachusetts when Reverend Samuel Parris’s slave is accused of witchcraft after putting a spell on his daughter who suffered from fits, making church minister Nicholas Noyes to start executing accused witches. In 1940, the Grand Mosque of Paris in Paris, France served as a secret refuge for Jews during the Holocaust led by Muslim elder of the mosque Kaddour Benghabrit who also helped hide famous Jewish singer Salim Halali when he was wanted by the Nazis. One of the world's most unusual churches, with over 10,000 panes of glass, the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, California, founded by televangelist Robert H. Schuller of the Hour of Power TV program goes into a decline after he retires, leaving his family in a crisis as to who is going to take over. In 1775, Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts becomes the spectacular stunt of English daredevil John Childs when he flies off the church's 200 foot steeple to a crowd of spectators.

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