Sunday, September 9, 2012

Agios Nikolaos Church Nikea, Greece

Agios Nikolaos Church
Nikea, Greece
Image Courtesy: Thasallas
With the events of eleven years ago in everyone's minds at this time of the year it's poignant that this church today in the little town of Nikea remembered another tragic September. In a beautiful service, which a friend of mine told me about, this church remembered today the millions of people whose lives were either lost or displaced exactly 90 years ago at this time in the ancient motherland of Greece, Asia Minor.
The metropolitan city of Smryna, before its destruction in 1922
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Smryna during those dark September days of 1922
Image courtesy: Wikipedia
79 Years Later...
World Trade Center, New York City, 
Before...
Image courtesy: Wikipedia
And as we all remember that sad day, 
After...
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And the St. Nicholas Church in New York City that was destroyed that day...
My question is... will we ever learn?
I am only so glad to hear that the St. Nicholas church in Nikea, Greece is remembering those millions who were lost to the world...90 years ago...

10 comments:

Sara Lee said...

Very poignant...
It really is something how both of these tragic events took place just a few days (albeit and 79 years) apart from each other.
Brings to mind the often asked question: Will people ever learn...?

Madi and Mom said...

Those images are permanently imprinted in my mind. My husband and I were in Budapest Sept 1-6, 2001, for my work. Thankfully, we were invited to a very special wedding on September 8th so we left right after the meeting rather than taking our usual side trips. Had it not been for the wedding we would have been stranded in Budapest for several weeks. We didn't remember the Greek church next to the WTC was named St. Nicholas....
Hugs Madi and a nose tap to Edward and Mom

Junibears said...

Such tragic events. I always think 'why'? We all worship one God...xx

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Ann,
I often wonder what it will take for mankind to learn to co exist with kindness and respect..

thisisme said...

Very touching post today Ann. As you say, will we never learn? Another beautiful Church. Hope you are well.

fernvalley01 said...

Such tragedies, we can only hope and pray that there will be no more

Dora Sislian Themelis said...

Just so you know, St. Nicholas at the WTC is being rebuilt! After 10 years of pushing for it, it will finally happen.

Lois Evensen said...

What a moving post. Yes, will we ever learn?

Out on the prairie said...

I like the twin spires.on the church. When the towers were demolished I was teaching in a first grade class and unsure of what to say, hiding my emotions.

Pat said...

Pleased to read from Dora that the church is NY is being rebuilt. Will we ever learn? I think we will, though it may take some time.