Greek Orthodox church at World Trade Center opens at last


              In this Sept. 11, 2001, photo provided by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, smoke billows from the World Trade Center towers as St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church sits below them in New York's Financial District. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America via AP)
            
              This mid 1990s photo provided by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America shows St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in a parking lot in New York's Financial District. St. Nicholas was the only house of worship destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America via AP)
            
              St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, right, sits next to ground zero in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Paintings adorn the interior of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Clergy conduct a service at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Clergy conduct a service at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Konstantinos Loukas, center left, swings a censer during a service at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, right, participates in a service at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              *People attend a service at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Father Andreas Vithoulkas helps to lead a service at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              People attend a service at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Father Andreas Vithoulkas participates in a service at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              People attend a service at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Paintings adorn the walls of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              People attend a service at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Before the start of a service, a woman examines some of the details at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              A man enters the main sanctuary of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              One World Trade, left, is seen next to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. After a rebuilding process that lasted more than two decades, the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has reopened at the World Trade Center site. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, now overlooks the Trade Center memorial pools from an elevated park. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Greek Orthodox church at World Trade Center opens at last