Experiencing this ritual first-hand is highly recommended. It will give you goosebumps.
If you want to attend a gospel mass, we recommend going to one in the Harlem district, although they can be found in several areas. Prepare for one of the most unforgettable experiences you will have in New York. This ritual is performed in Baptist churches, where the faithful congregate every Sunday morning in their finery with other fellow parishioners. It is an impressive mixture of music and prayer, focusing on the love of God and fellow man, making any visitor feel welcome and included in the ceremony. You will never have seen anything like this live music concert and its intense, spiritual participants. At 116th and Lexon Avenue (an easy walk from Central Park), you will find one of the best churches for a gospel mass, which is not particularly touristy.