Message from His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

It is on this great and historic occasion that we greet all of you from the martyric Mother Church of Constantinople with much love and joy, as you gather together to officially commence the rising from the ashes of our beloved Saint Nicholas National Shrine located in the heart of New York City at the World Trade Center.
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Saint Nicholas National Shrine Begins Rebuilding Following October 18th Ground Blessing Ceremony

A Ground Blessing ceremony for Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center took place on October 18, 2014 on Liberty Street at the site of the new National Shrine. As the only house of worship destroyed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the shrine is set to be fully rebuilt by the end of 2016.
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Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at WTC on Oct. 18 Live on Satellite Feed, Antenna TV and the Internet

The Ground Blessing ceremony for the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, on Saturday October 18, 2014 at 12:00 noon, will be broadcast live through a Live Satellite Feed, both domestically and internationally and will be carried live through the Antenna Satellite TV network, as well through an Internet simulcast through the special internet page for the rebuilding of Saint Nicholas.
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MEDIA ALERT: Ground Blessing Ceremony & Press Conference

New York City’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only house of worship destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is set to begin its two year rebuilding project. The re-building begins with a Ground Blessing Ceremony, followed by a press conference.
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Rebuilding of Saint Nicholas at WTC to Commence with Ground Blessing Oct. 18

A Ground Blessing ceremony for the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center is set for Saturday October 18, 2014 at 12:00 noon. The ceremony will include a combined prayer service of blessing of the site (agiasmos), and a doxology (a service of thanksgiving).
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Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at WTC Set for Oct. 18

A Ground Blessing ceremony for the St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center is set for Saturday October 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. The ceremony will include a combined prayer service of blessing of the site (aghiasmos), a doxology (a service of thanksgiving) and a memorial service for the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
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