The lighting of St. Nicholas Church in Zero Point, New York, was performed last night by Archbishop Elpidoforos of America, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack of September 11, while he also offered a memorial prayer for the victims of the attack.
“St Nicholas stands before you today to tell the world that light will always shine on through the darkness, and the darkness will never overcome it! Faith will always triumph over doubt. Hope will always vanquish despair. And love will always conquer hate”, he pointed out.
St Nicholas stands before you today to tell the world that light will always shine on through the darkness, and the darkness will never overcome it! Faith will always triumph over doubt. Hope will always vanquish despair. And love will always conquer hate. #September11 pic.twitter.com/EHvkAP27te
— Elpidophoros (@Elpidophoros) September 11, 2021
The Church of Agios Nikolaos, which is on its way to completion with the presence of a large number of believers, was illuminated yesterday, illuminating the wider area, for the first time after 20 years and after solving many financial problems created in the past.
🇺🇸 9/11 Ground Zero: Where others act terrorism, we are building a national shrine.
— Charalampos of Thessaloniki (@craoft) September 11, 2021
As Archbishop Elpidoforos assured for the Temple with his enthronement in America in June 2019 “it will no longer be just a Greek Orthodox church, but will become a Holy National Pilgrimage for all Orthodox, for Hellenism and a pilgrimage for the entire American people”.
Last night, Archbishop @Elpidophoros of America of the Greek Orthodox Church lit candles at our newly rebuilt St. Nicholas Church & National Shrine to dispel the evil that was inflicted 20 years ago on #September11. The @goarch church had been destroyed in the terrorist attack.🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/fzA8k02NRQ
— Andrea Catsimatidis (@AJ_Cats_) September 11, 2021