Fire crews were called to the St. Cyril and Methodius Church on Jacques Street around 1 a.m. after a report of smoke in the back of the church.
Fires were set in the early morning hours at an Orthodox Catholic church under construction on Long Island.
The beginning of Holy Week also meant a new beginning for a local church. They opened the doors on a new church building on Sunday, a decade after their old home burned to the ground.
One of Westchester County’s oldest African American congregations may have lost their church in lastMonday’s devastating fire, but new doors opened for them on Sunday.
Members of the church were vowing to rebuild.
Sunday should have been a day of worship, but instead it was a time for Queens parishioners to mourn the loss of their beloved church, which was destroyed by fire over the weekend.
Flames left the St. Mary Magdalene Church in ruins on Saturday in Springfield Gardens, Queens.