Church Pledges Funds for St. Nicholas National Shrine

92024 Magazine

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of North County will support the construction of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center through a pledged donation.

What St. Nicholas National Shrine will look like. Photo courtesy 92024 Magazine

What St. Nicholas National Shrine will look like. Photo courtesy 92024 Magazine

The shrine is being erected at Ground Zero, replacing the small Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas that was destroyed on September 11, 2001.

While the new church will continue as a Greek Orthodox church, it will welcome people of all faiths to come visit and pay their respects while touring the 9/11 Memorial and the Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center.

The local parish, which hosts the annual Cardiff Greek Festival, will donate 10% of festival profits and stewardship donations from parishioners in 2015.

“Through an inspired faith and vigilant prayer, our parishioners chose to honor those who have lost their lives and those who protect our freedom by helping to provide a place of worship and peaceful reflection for all at the site of the horrific tragedy that forever changed us all,” said Father Michael Sitaras, Pastor at Saints Constantine and Helen.

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