Sunday, May 1, 2016

Blaze Engulfs Historic Serbian Orthodox Church in Manhattan

By Liam Stack
Firefighters at the 19th-century Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on Sunday. Credit Kathy Willens/Associated Press
NEW YORK---A fire consumed a historic Serbian Orthodox church in Manhattan on Sunday just hours after parishioners had filled its pews for Easter services. Orthodox churches like St. Sava use the older Julian calendar, which is why they celebrate Easter later than Western churches, which use the Gregorian calendar, the standard in much of the world.[link]