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St. Sava invited to hold services at the Parish of Calvary ~ St. George’s

St. Sava invited to hold services at the Parish of Calvary ~ St. George’s

Honoring a 150-year connection, the Episcopal Church has welcomed the Orthodox Serbian congregation into St. George’s Episcopal Church, the New York Times reports. Other good news includes the sound condition of the St. Sava Cathedral, which the church plans to rebuild.

From the article:

Lidija Nikolic, a board member, said that despite the damage, the building’s structure was intact and that they would try to rebuild it. She noted that the church was insured and had received around $8,000 a day in donations since the fire, but that those amounts would cover only a fraction of the rebuilding costs. The church had only recently completed a renovation of its roof and walls that cost around $4.5 million, Ms. Nikolic said. Rebuilding will take years, she said, and until it is complete, the congregation has been invited to meet at St. George’s Episcopal Church on East 16th Street, which is a part of the same parish as Calvary Church.

St. George’s has also burned; the building was completely gutted in 1865 and rebuilt over two years.

Candles are one possible culprit, but investigators still do not know the cause behind the tragic fire. The New York Daily news has published photos of the first service held since the fire.

Photo of St. George’s Episcopal Church on 16th Street by <a href=”//commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Dmadeo” title=”User:Dmadeo”>Dmadeo</a> – <span class=”int-own-work” lang=”en”>Own work</span>, <a href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0″ title=”Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0″>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2787117

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Thom Forde

I hope the cathedral community can come out of this tragedy with a temple that enhances the glory of their divine service.

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Kathy Franklin

I was hoping that the Episcopal community would come through for the Orthodox Cathedral. It is faith in action. I pray for blessings to both communities.

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Jesse Snider

These stories are good to see. Our church is more than the sexuality of our Bishops or the marriages performed in our churches. Our church is a hand to lift up the communities we live in. To feed the hungry, shelter the poor, support the widow and the orphan. The Episcopal Church is so much more then the controversies that seemed to attract the most attention. I love the Episcopal Church I call it my home and may she shelter me till I approach that far off shore.

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Sean Storm

APPLAUSE !!

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Episcopalian Too

May God grant all those who made this possible many,
many,many..years of health and prosperity!

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