Church Secrets and Legends

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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

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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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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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.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Cumberland, Maryland becomes a stop on the Underground Railroad when the church's minister recruits a young slave boy to help hide runaways through the basement tunnels. While preaching about resisting temptations of the flesh at St. Joseph of the Holy Family in New York City, New York, Father Hans Schmidt goes against his vow of celibacy and starts a sexual relationship with his chambermaid, leading to one of the bloodiest crimes in a house of God. The Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, California, a mega church with a 5,300 seat auditorium founded by Sister Aimee Semple McPherson who became a celebrity preaching Pentecostalism with the Church of the Foursquare Gospel created a scandal claiming she was kidnapped. When the Master of Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe mysteriously collapses on the street, he is buried without a headstone in Westminster Hall’s burying ground in Baltimore, Maryland and dark forces over his death ensue. The sin of cannibalism near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France is linked to the parish of Saint-Medard when a murderous butcher served human meat pies to two clerics, unbeknownst to what they were eating, they were excommunicated.

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Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Cumberland, Maryland becomes a stop on the Underground Railroad when the church's minister recruits a young slave boy to help hide runaways through the basement tunnels. While preaching about resisting temptations of the flesh at St. Joseph of the Holy Family in New York City, New York, Father Hans Schmidt goes against his vow of celibacy and starts a sexual relationship with his chambermaid, leading to one of the bloodiest crimes in a house of God. The Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, California, a mega church with a 5,300 seat auditorium founded by Sister Aimee Semple McPherson who became a celebrity preaching Pentecostalism with the Church of the Foursquare Gospel created a scandal claiming she was kidnapped. When the Master of Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe mysteriously collapses on the street, he is buried without a headstone in Westminster Hall’s burying ground in Baltimore, Maryland and dark forces over his death ensue. The sin of cannibalism near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France is linked to the parish of Saint-Medard when a murderous butcher served human meat pies to two clerics, unbeknownst to what they were eating, they were excommunicated.

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