20th Anniversary Remembrance of September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks at Saint Nicholas Church and National Shrine at The World Trade Center

Archbishop Elpidophoros presiding at inaugural lighting of St. Nicholas Church and National Shrine.

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Friends of Saint Nicholas officially commenced the 20th Anniversary remembrance of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, with a memorial service and the inaugural lighting of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Tarde Center on Friday, September 10, 2021. The service marked the first time the Church and National Shrine have participated in the annual commemorations.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America conducted the service and presided over the first lighting of the re-built church, the only house of worship destroyed on 9/11.

Designed by the world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the National Shrine, with its signature glow sitting atop Liberty Park and overlooking the Memorial Pools and the 9/11 Museum, will welcome all people of all walks of faith, to remembrance and contemplation

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