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Now the time has come to build the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at World Trade Center.  AHEPA and its affiliated organizations, the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles, and Maids of Athena, will support the campaign to build the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church & Shrine by raising funds during the next two years.

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The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine — a historic house of worship that was destroyed on 9/11 — held a “topping out” ceremony on Monday, commemorating its reconstruction by raising a cross atop the frame of the new multimillion-dollar building.
Church officials gathered with parishioners at the 130 Liberty St. construction site, where Archbishop Demetrios of America blessed the cross with holy water and water from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum pools.
While construction likely won’t be complete until the spring of 2018, Jerry Dimitriou, executive director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, said church officials wanted to top off the domed, alabaster sanctuary with a temporary cross to show New Yorkers they were one step closer to restoring the church.
“Many people walk around the World Trade Center and wonder about the structure being built and many don’t know how it was the only religious site destroyed on 9/11,” Dimitriou said. “So we thought a temporary cross would be appropriate to show people we were rebuilding.”
The cross will eventually be replaced with a permanent one.
“It’s a symbol of hope; it’s a symbol of resurrection — that we are rebuilding,” Dimitriou said. “And we hope that the when the church opens, it will be that same symbol of hope and reconciliation and understanding.”


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September 11 was a national tragedy that forever changed America.

Nearly 3,000 lives were lost; 39 of who were Greek Americans. Also lost that fateful day was the only House of Worship destroyed by the 9/11 attacks Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

The effort to rebuild Saint Nicholas was mired in bureaucracy. AHEPA's "Cut the Red Tape!" campaign proved effective in helping to budge the bureaucracy of the New York/New Jersey Port Authority to allow for the construction of Saint Nicholas at Ground Zero.

Now the time has come to build the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at World Trade Center. 
AHEPA and its affiliated organizations, the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles, and Maids of Athena, will support the campaign to build the Saint Nicholas National Shrine by  raising funds during the next two years.

Live Webcam of the St. Nicholas National Shrine Construction Site

The St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center is located across from the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.  The live webcam from EarthCam below will allow you to take a first-hand look on the site where the St. Nicholas National Shrine will be built.  You can also see a live view of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum from the 9/11 Memorial web site.  You can also view a Google Maps Tour of the 9/11 Memorial.

https://www.stnicholaswtc.org/webcam


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St Nicholas AHEPA Fundraising Program Archive: "Cut the Red Tape! Campaign"

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