Members Of Greek Church Gather At Ground Zero

NEW YORK (WCBS 880/1010 WINS) — New York’s Greek Orthodox community gathered in Lower Manhattan Sunday afternoon at the site of their church, which was destroyed in the September 11 attacks.

Though they have no church building, they celebrated the Feast of St. Nicholas at ground zero, reports WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola.

About 1,000 people gathered in the bitter cold for the annual service marking the Feast of St. Nicholas.

WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reports

Father Mark Arey said talks with the Port Authority over rebuilding there broke off last year and have not been restarted.

Archbishop Demetrios, leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, said he is optimistic that the church will be rebuilt.

“We have no doubt whatsoever that the work will be done with the new government,” Archbishop Demetrios said.

St. Nicholas Church was destroyed when one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed on top of it.

The church had stood at the site since 1916. It was the only house of worship destroyed on September 11.


One Comment

  1. M Sharpley says:

    There is a great outcry, but apparently most of the mainstream media ignore us. They are very quick to promote perceived injustices to the muslim community, but ignore Jews and Christians, unless they can cast a negative light upon them.

  2. gloria says:

    They want to build a mosque but a church that was totally destroyed is forgotten by NYC … why, why, why??? Isn’t there an outcry over this injustice!

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