The Rev. John Romas, Leader of Greek Church at Ground Zero, Dies at 86

On January 24, 2016, the Rev. John D. Romas died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 86.

After St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Lower Manhattan was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Romas shepherded his congregation through a move to borrowed space Brooklyn. He looked through the ruins of his tiny church, retrieving part of the wooden kouvouklion and an  epitaphios, important icons.

He hoped to see a new St. Nicholas Church, but it was not to be.

David W. Dunlap  in the New York Times  on January 31, 2016, tells his story.

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