Heroes of Saint Nicholas

On the morning of September 11, 2001, heroes emerged at Ground Zero – many of whom gave their lives. Since that fateful day, there have been contributions of enormous significance to the rebuilding of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine. These are the Heroes of Saint Nicholas.

Every month, we will highlight a person who played a special role in making the National Shrine a reality. The gratitude of the Greek Orthodox Church toward these people is truly incalculable. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for what they have done to bring about the miraculous reconstruction of Saint Nicholas.

This month's Heroes of Saint Nicholas is Richard Browne - Read full announcement

September 11, 2001 was as close a call for him as anyone could imagine, and the impact of 9/11 on him, as on so many others around the Nation and the world, was profound. In the rebuilt World Trade Center, the new headquarters of SPD gave him a bird’s eye view of the emerging construction of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine. The challenges that the St. Nicholas project had encountered at the close of 2017 and continuing into 2018 inspired him to call on the Archdiocese “out of the blue,” as they say. He offered – pro bono – his professional skills and services to help complete the project. Continue reading this announcement. 

Heroes of Saint Nicholas Recipients