Memories of St. Nicholas: A Treasured Place

Memories of St. Nicholas: A Treasured Place


Learn about St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, New York. Inspired by the project to rebuild St. Nicholas Shrine, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature stories and news related to its progress. On September 11, 2001, Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was crushed under the falling Twin Towers. Now, the faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are called to rebuild that which was once there, so that it may continue to be a beacon of light and hope in lower Manhattan. It will be a house of worship for the Greek Orthodox community, and a place of prayer and solace for all people.


The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese – St. Nicholas Fund headed to social media to ask people to share their memories of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church before it was destroyed on September 11, 2001. They received some wonderful responses, for example…

“The first time I visited St.Nicholas (1993) I was walking on my lunch hour and saw someone go in. I was so happy the doors were open. I entered and felt like I was at home. The warmth and beauty made you forget you were in downtown manhattan. This was the first of many weekly visits I made, as well as attending Holy Week services. It was a place I treasured and shared with many co-workers, friends and family. My mother and I had my YiaYias 1 year memorial there. I look forward to bringing my children to the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and begin new memories.”

~ J. D.

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