THE TEMPLE [1995-2014]

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The original temple was a labour of love that served the parish for 20 years. Perhaps the most traumatic incident in our story is the tragic fire of April 5, 2014.  It was a most unfortunate accident.  The fact that the church was of wood certainly was a factor, but only in that it was totally consumed by flames with only the charred columns remaining.  Expressions of grief and support were received from around the world.  The insurance will cover most of the reconstruction, but the beautiful interior, with its magnificent iconography, will have to be replaced over time.  Fortunately, the response from friends is already making this possible…

One aspect of the loss is the historic account of those who had made the original building possible:  the Parish administration, the Project Manager and coordinators, the Builders, Volunteers, but especially the Donors….  We hope to produce a book detailing what went into the first building with photos and names of all involved.  Ultimately, though, they are known to God who rewards every good deed…. 

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