Archbishop Elpidophoros Presides at Memorial Service with Families of Those Orthodox Christians who Perished on September 11, 2001

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America led a Memorial Service at the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine with surviving families of those Orthodox Christians who perished on 9/11 along with members of the Friends of St. Nicholas. The Memorial included prayers for all who were lost that day in the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, DC, and those who perished in Shanksville, PA. Read More

Archbishop Elpidophoros and Governor Andrew Cuomo Preside at Ceremony to Resume Construction of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at The World Trade Center

Archbishop Elpidophoros and Governor Andrew Cuomo Preside at Ceremony to Resume Construction of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at The World Trade Center

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, with the leadership of the Friends of St. Nicholas and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, today visited the World Trade Center to witness the resumption of construction of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, the only house of worship destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Read More

St. Nicholas National Shrine July Update

St. Nicholas National Shrine July Update

Iwrite to you in these heavy days, when our precious Hagia Sophia has been seized for re-conversion to a mosque. I want to remind all of you that the inspiration for the design of Saint Nicholas came from Hagia Sophia, as you can see by the wonderful series of watercolor sketches made by the architect, Santiago Calatrava. Read More

Saint Nicholas Shrine to be featured on Ancient Faith Radio - July 1, 2020

Saint Nicholas Shrine to be featured on Ancient Faith Radio - July 1, 2020

Every adult remembers where they were on 9-11-01. The day when over 3,000 souls tragically lost their lives, and well over 6,000 were grievously injured. In that very dark day, the light was also extinguished in one of Christ’s churches as St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was destroyed and buried in rubble. As we approach next year’s 20th anniversary of this devastation and darkness, the phoenix is on the verge of rising from the ashes. And the hopeful and loving light of Orthodox Christianity will again shrine brightly at Ground Zero for the whole world to see and experience. Read More

Gov. Cuomo and Archbishop Elpidophoros Announce Construction to resume on St Nicholas

Gov. Cuomo and Archbishop Elpidophoros Announce Construction to resume on St Nicholas

NEW YORK – Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo officially welcomed Archbishop Elpidophoros of America to New York and announced plans to resume the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center. This was the Governor's first meeting with His Eminence since the Archbishop was elected by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as Archbishop of America to succeed Archbishop Demetrios in May. The project will be driven by a new non-profit organization with an independent, 13-member board - the Friends of St. Nicholas. The new entity has been formed to ensure that the sacred space is completed as expeditiously as possible and can begin welcoming visitors from around the world. The Friends of St. Nicholas will aim to resume construction with a two-year target to complete the church Read More

Archbishop Elpidophoros’ Remarks with Governor Cuomo, January 2, 2020

Archbishop Elpidophoros’ Remarks with Governor Cuomo, January 2, 2020

Governor Cuomo, Dear Friends, Today, I am honored to receive the Governor of the Great State of New York, the Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, here at the Headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. We met to discuss the urgent need to complete the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center and our meeting has already borne much fruit. Read More

How to Become Part of Saint Nicholas Church and National Shrine Effort

How to Become Part of Saint Nicholas Church and National Shrine Effort

Will you belong to Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox National Shrine at the World Trade Center? Read More

Construction Team Finalizes Fabrication Process for Unique Glass and Stone Rainscreen

Construction Team Finalizes Fabrication Process for Unique Glass and Stone Rainscreen

Executive Director of Administration Jerry Dimitriou, who supervises the construction of St. Nicholas for the Archdiocese, led a construction team on a trip to review and approve the final preparations for the church’s exterior rainscreen. The unique and intricate design by Santiago Calatrava, as commissioned by the Archdiocese, has created distinctive and original components for the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine. Read More

Financial Support from Many Sources Ensures Progress on St. Nicholas

Financial Support from Many Sources Ensures Progress on St. Nicholas

NEW YORK – People get excited about the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine at the World Trade Center when they see the construction progress through the live feed at www.stnicholaswtc.org/en/webcam, and those who are deeply involved in the project are equally thrilled by the support shown by people from all walks of life. Read More

With Topping–Out, Church/Shrine Completion in Sight

With Topping–Out, Church/Shrine Completion in Sight

NEW YORK – The herculean effort to rebuild St. Nicholas at the World Trade Center reached a monumental milestone on Nov. 28 with an afternoon topping-off ceremony at the site of the new church and national shrine. Read More

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