martedì 2 novembre 2021

Stati Uniti
Patriarch Bartholomew to Open Saint Nicholas, the “Parthenon of Orthodoxy”

(Anna Wichmann, Greek Reporter)
Patriarch Bartholomew, who is visiting the US, will preside a blessing and cross elevation ceremony at Saint Nicholas on Tuesday, the tiny Greek Orthodox Church that was destroyed at 9/11 and completely rebuilt. Saint Nicholas, the National Shrine at the World Trade Center, is now almost ready. Named after the patron saint of sailors, the church was the first stopping off point for many Greek immigrants after they left Ellis Island. As skyscrapers went up around it, the modest church added one floor to the whitewashed structure that sat, for years, in the shadow of the Twin Towers. The building was reduced to ruins when the south tower collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001. on Tuesday a new era (...)