NEW YORK - The heart of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church lies buried at ground zero. Precious relics sacred to the community's worship have yet to be found.
The Rev. Constantine M. Monios of Baltimore's Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation estimates that the city's Orthodox community has donated about $10,000. The parishioners at the cathedral have a special connection to St. Nicholas. Romas' wife, Lorraine, sews many of the vestments worn by the church's priests.
Now Romas is on a mission to retrieve the sacred relics of Sts. Nicholas, Katherine and Sava. They had been kept in a safe on the church's top floor.