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

Ohio Parish Holds Special Fund–Raiser for St. Nicholas Shrine Church

Ohio Parish Holds Special Fund–Raiser for St. Nicholas Shrine Church

The Philoptochos chapter of St. Demetrios Church in Rocky River, Ohio in the Metropolis of Pittsburgh held a 9/11 gyro sale to honor the fallen heroes at ground zero on that fateful day and to raise funds for the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine Philoptochos Fundraising Initiative. Read More

Philoptochos Fundraising for St. Nicholas Reaches $1,328,400 

Philoptochos Fundraising for St. Nicholas Reaches $1,328,400 

During the July 3 opening ceremonies of the National Philoptochos Society Biennial Convention, President Maria Logus presented Archbishop Demetrios with a $100,000 check on behalf of the nation’s chapters, which have been raising funds for the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine Philoptochos Fundraising Initiative for two years. This brings the total Philoptochos donations to $1,328,400 toward the building project. Read More

Baltimore Event to Benefit St. Nicholas Project

Baltimore Event to Benefit St. Nicholas Project

BALTIMORE – A benefit concert for St. Nicholas Church and National Shrine sponsored by AHEPA Worthington Chapter 30 will take place March 12 at Germano’s Cabaret, 300 S. High St. in the “Little Italy” neighborhood. Read More

EarthCam Tracks Continuous Progress at Site

EarthCam Tracks Continuous Progress at Site

NEW YORK – When the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine opens it will also mark 100 years since the birth of a man named Buddy Cury. He is the father of Brian Cury, President and CEO of EarthCam, the global leader in delivering webcam content, technology and services. Brian Cury feels that this connection is much more than coincidence and is thrilled to now be connected to this new church and shrine. Read More

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