Monday, May 2, 2016

#Breaking Historic Orthodox Church Destroyed by Fire in #Manhattan New York on Easter Day

 A Historic Orthodox church caught fire after Greek Easter Mass. Firefighters tried to gain hold of the flames at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava. However. a 4-alarm fire destroyed this Serbian Orthodox church in Manhattan just hours after their Easter service,  The fire started in the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava at  6:49 p.m. A total of 170 firefighters responded to the fire, which was still burning as of 8 p.m. The authorities said there were no reports injuries. Photos on Twitter showed flames coming out of the windows of the church as clouds of smoke came out the side. Parishioners were seen packed inside hours earlier, as noted in pictures on Facebook. The Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, was built in 1846 as an Episcopal church called Trinity Chapel. It has been Serbian Orthodox since the 1940s
“We're all alive, but the building is gone,” the parish priest, Fr. Djokan, told RT.

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