Press Release: Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava Executive Board Update

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Date: 24-May-2016

  • FDNY investigation on cause and origin of fire is ongoing and estimated to take some time, depending on their findings and the weather.
  • A structural engineering firm is evaluating and closely monitoring the safety of the church walls.
  • Individual rafters (roof) over the church area that were scheduled to be brought down by FDNY have collapsed on their own inside of the church.
  • Access to Parish Hall and church grounds is strictly prohibited.
  • Plans for future reconstruction of Parish Hall are being discussed.
  • Donations toward the restoration of St. Sava Cathedral may be made through:
    1. Paypal: Click on the yellow “Donate” button on the right hand side of this page.
    2. Via Gofundme campaign: Click on gofundme.com/churchfirenyc
    3. By check made payable to “St. Sava Cathedral” and mailed to: Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava, 20 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
  • New (ongoing) place of worship as of Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. is at the General Theological Seminary, Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 440 West 21st Street, New York, New York 10011 (Entrance is in middle of 21St Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues).

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