Only church destroyed on 9/11 raises cross atop new building

On Monday, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only church destroyed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, held a topping-out ceremony at the site of the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox National Shrine and raised a cross atop the new structure, reported Chris Perez in the New York Post.

Archbishop Demetrios blessed the cross with holy water and water from the National September 11 Memorial pools.

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8 tips for honoring your grief at Christmas

Still Standing Magazine is intended for those who have lost children or suffered miscarriages, but often prints articles that are relevant to anyone grieving. They recently published a series of tips for getting through the Christmas season while honoring the memory of your loved one by Rachel Lewis.

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9/11 Memorial and Museum loses $25M in first full year

The private nonprofit foundation that controls the  9/11 Memorial and Museum has filed 2015 tax records showing $108 million of expenses and income of $87.3 million, a deficit of $25.2 million, reports Susan Edelman in the New York Post.

The drop is mostly from the spending of government grants used to construct the museum.

Spokesman Michael Frazier was quoted as saying, “We are not operating at a deficit.”

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