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'Tent' Church at Ground Zero

Verena Dobnik

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We're just a little church, a small piece of the reconstruction, and we're being patient A church rose up for a day inside a white tent at ground zero.

Greek Orthodox Archbishop Demetrios leads prayers at St. Nicholas

Greek Orthodox Archbishop Demetrios leads prayers at St. Nicholas

Hundreds of faithful from the tiny St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed along with the World Trade Center, gathered in a makeshift canvas sanctuary on Wednesday, where they marked St. Nicholas Day and the 90th anniversary of their parish.

'We have constructed a church for a day,' said Peter Drakoulias, a church board member, before the afternoon service that drew worshippers from Boston, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

As part of the ceremony, Archbishop Demetrios, the head of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, read the names of some Greek-Americans who died in the 2001 terror attacks.

Among them was John K. Katsimatides, an employee of the Cantor Fitzgerald bond brokerage.

Read the entire article on the Seattle Post Intelligencer website (new window will open).

Posted: 16-Dec-06



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