Faith Endowment Donates 20 Million Dollars for the Completion of St. Nicholas Shrine

Archbishop Elpidophoros, who is in the process of reorganizing the Archdiocese and its institutions, starting from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. (Photo by TNH/Costas Bej, File)

BOSTON – The organization Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism, will donate the sum of 20 million dollars for the completion of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center in New York. The decision was made on Tuesday evening, February 11, 2020 with consensus and solidarity, and it concluded the meeting of the board of directors of Faith, presided over by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.

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  1. Spectacular news!
    Saint Nicholas up in Paradise has his angels on top of this unholy mess – how generous of Faith Endowment to donate 20 Million Dollars to rebuild St. Nick tiny ecclesia at Ground Zero.

    & as monastics love to say:
    May It Be Blessed🗾

  2. The new Archbishop so far has proven all his harsh critics wrong. He was judged and disliked before he even step foot on American soil. He is competent and AXIOS! I hope he continues this way. Confidence in our institutions is being restored, the donations are coming back in. Even a few people have been held accountable which is unheard of in the past. This donation has restored credibility to the St. Nicholas project.

  3. The Archbishop has proven that he has the wrong priorities!
    That $20 million could have been better spent going to HCHC, which did/does more to promote Orthodoxy and Hellenism than the St. Nicholas Shrine ever will.

  4. This seems like a stop gag effort. Faith Endowment needs to step in because, aside from some big shot donors, no one is giving. The “little people” have been lost trust and are now made to feel unimportant because only the photo op faithful matter.

  5. Since apparently it’s all about the money, and only about the money, it begs one question:
    Archbishop Demetrios stated that he never asked his big donors how the donated money was made. Would that matter to Archbishop Elpidophoros?

    To be open and honest, and thus respectful of the obedient flock of sheep, seems so much easier and less laborious than the alternative machinations we are seeing.

    Has that option ever been seriously considered by the top levels of the Greek Orthodox Church, or its satellite organizations?
    Some of us do have history books that detail the sordid history of the Byzantine Empire/Church.

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