Washington Heights church prepares to unveil restoration “The church is really a joy.” Fr. Nicolas Kazarian gazed upon the vibrant murals, bright gold wall decorations, and gleaming chandeliers that comprise the interior of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church as he spoke on a recent afternoon. “It’s one of the most beautiful Greek Orthodox churches in New York, and I would say, in America,” remarked Kazarian, Parish Priest of St. Spyridon, located at 124 Wadsworth Avenue near 179th Street.
The church’s patron saint was the bishop of Tremithus in Cyprus. He was considered one of the most miraculous saints of the Greek Orthodox Church, and was often referred to as “The Wonderworker.” Now the local institution of worship and its members have fresh wonders to celebrate.
Built in 1952, the building recently underwent an extensive restoration project that took more than two years to complete.
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