Greek Orthodox Launch Rebuilding of St. Nicholas, the Only Church Destroyed on 9/11

Religion News Service’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey reports, “Leaders of a Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center broke ground on a new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church that will overlook the 9/11 Memorial.” Port Authority Director Patrick J. Foye spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony, saying, “Just as the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the birth, mourns the death and praises the resurrection, today we celebrate the rebuilding and the blessing of the hollowed land on which it will stand.” The new St. Nicholas is scheduled to open in 2016, the same year as the church’s 100th anniversary.

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