St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine Holy Altar Takes Shape

The Holy Altar of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center has begun to take shape. Follow the progress at www.StNicholasWTC.org Read More

Saint Nicholas National Shrine Tops $95M in Fundraising, With an Additional $55M Since January 2020

Saint Nicholas National Shrine Tops $95M in Fundraising, With an Additional $55M Since January 2020

New York, NY – June 2, 2021 – Yesterday, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros met with The Friends of St. Nicholas, the non-profit organization formed to complete the construction of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine. At the meeting, it was revealed that recent vigorous donation activity has brought the total of the fundraising on behalf of the Shrine to $95 million. Funding has accelerated over the past year, with $55 million raised since January 2020 and $8.5 million in the past two months alone. Twenty-five of those recent donors each contributed $100,000. Read More

Hero of Saint Nicholas - May 2021 Recipient Anthoula Katsimatides

Hero of Saint Nicholas - May 2021 Recipient Anthoula Katsimatides

Anthoula Katsimatides is a remarkable human being. And that’s just the start. Her life, and the life of her family was forever changed on September 11, 2001, when her brother, John Katsimatides, was one of the lives lost on that fateful and tragic day. Read More

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church & National Shrine April 2021 Update

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

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