A new church will rise at Ground Zero

Details were first reported in The New York Times:  A gleaming, monumental and unmistakable symbol of Orthodox Christianity would rise at the south end of the National September 11 Memorial under plans drawn up for the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The original St. Nicholas Church was crushed on Sept. 11, 2001, when the [Read More...]

Let there be light: the story behind Benedict’s candle at Ground Zero

At CNS’s blog, Carol Glatz has this intriguing story about meeting Martin Marklin, the man who designed the candle for Pope Benedict’s visit to Ground Zero in 2008, and the light that nearly wasn’t: When the candle safely arrived, Martin was then concerned about how it would be lit. It was Pope Benedict’s desire to light [Read More...]

Ground Zero cross moving

The priest who worked to rescue it from oblivion will bless the cross before it moves to its new location. Details: The Ground Zero cross — two steel beams that were found standing amid the ruins of the World Trade Center — will get a permanent home this week after a brief blessing ceremony. The [Read More...]