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Today I would like to take a moment to celebrate the feast St. Nicholas (aka Santa Claus) by sharing some good news. On 9/11 three buildings were completely destroyed. Standing in the shadows of the Twin Towers was a little church called St. Nicholas:

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In this month’s Orthodox Observer (which can be downloaded here), the archdiocese shared the first architectural renderings of the new St. Nicholas that (after much battling with secular and popular opinion) will finally be rebuilt:

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Happy St. Nick’s. May the prayers of St. Nicholas and those who honor him this day bring peace. Amen.