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CommunitySt. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Babylon suffers fire damage

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Babylon suffers fire damage

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By Markos Papadatos, Senior Editor

West Babylon – On the night of July 21, a devastating fire caused millions of dollars in damages at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in West Babylon on Long Island.
According to an article in a local news outlet, the fire was caused by a malfunctioning refrigerator that was in a small room by the altar.In his interview with the local media, presiding priest Father Demetrios Kazakis stated that “smoke damage is extensive” and that “many newly-painted religious icons were destroyed.”

Church officials launched a GoFundMe campaign to help rebuild the church. “Friends. Please reach out to all of your contacts. We need help to raise funds to rebuild our beautiful church. Thank you,” they posted on their official Facebook page.

To learn more about how to help raise funds and awareness for the rebuilding of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on Long Island, click here.

The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is located on 200 Great East Neck Road in West Babylon, NY 11704. For more information on the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in West Babylon, visit its official Facebook page and on their official website.

Photo Credit: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

 

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