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Greek Orthodox church at World Trade Center opens at last

US New York St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church1

New York, USAP More than two decades after a tiny Greek Orthodox church in lower Manhattan was destroyed by the falling south tower of the World Trade Center, that church’s far grander replacement opened to the public this week in an elevated park overlooking the rebuilt trade centre’s memorial plaza. The new St Nicholas Greek […]

New York church destroyed during 9/11 attacks consecrated as national shrine

US NYC St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church1

United StatesRNS St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine was consecrated Monday in New York City. The original church, founded in 1916 on nearby Cedar Street in lower Manhattan, was destroyed in the aftermath of the attacks on 11th September.  “The rebuilding of Saint Nicholas as a Shrine for the Nation is also an […]

Orthodox Patriarch blesses shrine near 9/11 memorial

US New York St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I

RNS The spiritual leader of the world’s Eastern Orthodox Christians gave his formal blessing Tuesday to an ornate shrine that will replace a small parish church destroyed during the 11th September, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City.  Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, nearing the completion of a 12-day US visit from his home base in Turkey, […]

Orthodox Patriarch hospitalised at start of 12-day US visit

Ecumenical Patriarch Batholomew I

Washington DC, USAP The spiritual leader of the world’s 200 million Eastern Orthodox Christians was hospitalised Sunday in Washington on the first full day of a planned 12-day US visit and will stay overnight, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America said. The archdiocese said Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was preparing to leave for a service at the Cathedral of Saint Sophia in […]