From the St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center page on Facebook: **Archbishop Demetrios of America, along with members of Saint Nicholas Church construction team, offered prayers for the continued construction process today at Saint Nicholas. A temporary cross was lifted into place and once construction is complete on the dome, will be replaced with a permanent cross that will adorn the top of the Church as a welcome for all people.
The "topping out ceremony" marks an important milestone in the rebuilding efforts of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine. The original Saint Nicholas Church was completely destroyed in the collapse of World Trade Center Tower Two during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.**