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 Nicholas P. Koutsomitis - Read full announcement
Nicholas Koutsomitis is the architect of record for the Saint Nicholas National Shrine. Although Santiago Calatrava was the design architect, it has been Koutsomitis and his firm (https://www.kapc.com) that has presided over the construction of the Shrine, providing the necessary material to effect what has been a unique and complex project.
Nick is a faithful member of the Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral in New York City, and was a logical choice to shepherd the conceptual design of Calatrava through the construction stage. He is an architect with over 30 years of experience in the planning of museum and cultural facilities and institutions. He has been involved in numerous master plans for new museums, as well as plans for the future growth of established institutions. Continue reading this announcement.
Heroes of Saint Nicholas Recipients
- May 2022: Nicholas P. Koutsomitis
- April 2022: Michael Jaharis (1928 - 2016)
- March 2022: Peter Pappas Sr. and the Pappas Family
- February 2022: Pat Foye
- January 2022: Louis Katsos
- December 2021: The Builders of our National Shrine
- November 2021: Richard Browne
- October 2021: The Friends of Saint Nicholas
- September 2021: The Reverend Father Alexander Karloutsos
- August 2021: The Parish Council of the Saint Nicholas Church
- May 2021: Anthoula Katsimatides
- April 2021: John V. Kassimatis
- March 2021: His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios
- January-February 2021: Peter, John, and Jimmy Costalas and their Families
- November 2020: Mr. Steven "Steve" Plate