Memories of St. Nicholas

Memories of St. Nicholas


Memories of St. Nicholas: A Spiritual Memorial

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…

“My fondest memory of St. Nicholas was when I went there on June 2, 1985, the day before I left for Navy boot camp and received communion and the priest blessed me and told me not to be nervous, that St. Nick is the patron saint of sailors and he would watch over and protect me. I went and received communion every year after that on my name day.” ~N.T.

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