Archdiocese Announces “Significant” Steps for St. Nicholas

Archbishop Demetrios of America and the Metropolitans of the Holy Eparchial Synod visited on Oct. 16, 2018, the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center. Shown are: Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, Nicholas of Detroit, Methodios of Boston, Archbishop Demetrios, Isaiah of Denver, Savas of Pittsburgh, Nathanael of Chicago and the then Chief Secretary of the Eparchial Synod Bishop Sebastian of Zela. (Photo: GOA/Dimitrios Panagos)

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America declared in a news releasef that significant steps have been taken towards the completion of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at Ground Zero, where construction stopped a year ago due to lack of funds.

The National Herald has learned that that government agencies, including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, have sent letters to Archbishop Demetrios inquiring about the status of St. Nicholas. Demetrios in …

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  1. Someone should ask Metropolitan Nathaniel why he thinks the Shrine should be built “at whatever cost”, according to one of his recent Listening Tours in the Chicago Metropolis, but Holy Trinity Church in his metropolis is facing foreclosure by the bank in an ugly lawsuit. We can say it’s not his fault, but previous Metropolitan and Bishop had a lot to do with this mess, too. Where did all the money go?

    1. Again, despite all the publicity of two audits, ostensibly forensic or whatever, we have yet to learn what the money was used for (not in anyone’s pocket but what bills were paid) and who (probably had to be at least two in agreement) pushed the computer button(s) to effect the transfer. And, there can be no doubt that the Archbishop knew what was going on. Nothing, absolutely nothing was done without the knowledge/consent of the arch-micro manager.

  2. Look at the picture. Why are they visiting?

    Who has any business acumen or degree?
    Who has engineering or construction or project management experience?
    Who even speaks English?
    Who’s more concerned about Greece than America?
    Who has a good reputation?
    Who doesn’t put himself first?
    No one that I can see.
    There is no one there.
    There is no building.
    There are no Apostolic successors.
    It’s all a David Copperfield magic show.

    1. Spiro: i wish it was as entertaining as a David Copperfield show, but this is akin to ” The Bozo the Clown Happy Hour”
      They should be ashamed to eve put foot in that site, after what they have done to the Church, our Faith and our Ethos.

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