Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church & National Shrine April 2021 Update

My brothers and sisters: as you prepare to enter this Holy Week and encounter the Lord Risen from the dead, I ask you to pray with me for the completion of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine, and for the mission that this extraordinary Church will engage. When we behold Saint Nicholas risen form the ashes of 9/11, we will all rejoice in that day which the Lord has made! Read More

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church & National Shrine March 2021 Update

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church & National Shrine March 2021 Update

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church & National Shrine March 2021 monthly update. Read More

Heroes of Saint Nicholas

Heroes of Saint Nicholas

The story of the Costalas family is a classic American, and Greek-American tale. Since their parents came through Ellis Island, they opened nineteen restaurants in New York City. They worked long hours, from before the sun rose until late into the night, but at the Essex World Cafe, they became part of the history of the World Trade Center, for they witnessed its creation and its destruction. Read More

St. Nicholas January 2021 Monthly Update

St. Nicholas January 2021 Monthly Update

As you will see from the pictures in this issue, the walls of Saint Nicholas are beginning to glow! We have arrived at the beginning of the installation of the curtain wall and the first marble siding (lower right) that has come all the way from Greece and the same vein of Pentelic marble that was used to construct the Parthenon 2500 years ago. You will note the brightness of the building, which is the full complement of the lighting that will illuminate this marble from within and create the signature glow of our National Shrine. Read More

St. Nicholas December 2020 Monthly Update

St. Nicholas December 2020 Monthly Update

The Feast of Saint Nicholas is just behind us, and our Saint Nicholas National Shrine is moving quickly along on its journey to completion. The Friends of St. Nicholas have shown exceptional skill in their leadership of the project, and their cooperation with the Port Authority. The “Donor Wall” that you will read about in this issue demonstrates how this synergy further enhances the purpose of Saint Nicholas at the rebuilt World Trade Center site. Read More

New Website for Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine

New Website for Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine

We are pleased to share with you our redesigned website, which can be found at www.stnicholaswtc.org Read More

St. Nicholas November 2020 Monthly Update

St. Nicholas November 2020 Monthly Update

We are excited to announce the unveiling before Thanksgiving of the new website of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine. There have been many updates and a refreshed look and feel. We are hoping to attract many more visitors to this new site, and increase not only support for the Shrine, but begin to expand in earnest the awareness of the public about the Shrine and its truly global importance. Read More

St. Nicholas October 2020 Monthly Update

St. Nicholas October 2020 Monthly Update

Thanks to the efforts of the Friends of St. Nicholas, and the cooperative work of our Archdiocese’s leading expert in Byzantine Iconography, Bishop Joachim of Amissos, and the renown iconographer, Father Loukas of the Holy Mountain (Xenophontos Monastery), we now are approaching – for the first time – an integrated and holistic iconographic program for the Saint Nicholas Shrine at Ground Zero. Read More

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

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

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