NYC Church gets a MUCH LOVE offering

Posted: July 26, 2008 in Denominational Fun, On Your Wall
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Two numbers said in the same sentence conjures up many horrific and unbelievable memories, “9-11”.

I have mine and I’m certain you have your answer to what will become an age-old question, “Where were you on that fateful day?”

For the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, it was there. No, I mean, really there – on Ground Zero. As of now, it will be rebuilt three blocks down the road, according to this story from the AP.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s board was to consider a complicated land deal with the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at a board meeting Thursday. The leaders of the 300-member congregation have been negotiating with the Port Authority for years over a price for the site where the church stood before the trade center’s south tower collapsed onto it on Sept. 11, 2001.

So, for 300 members in a small rites-of-passage sanctuary, they will have the opportunity to rebuild for… [COUGH] $20 MILLION! Imagine how many frescoes, altars and metric tons of that pungent, olfactory-numbing incense that’ll buy?

You know the adage, “Time heals all wounds”? Well, with $20 million, that kind of cash would snuff out some scabs as well. Kudos to “St. Nick” for a real Christmas in July.

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