Prayers resume at Greek Orthodox church devastated by fire

Natalya Mihailova | 17 April 2015
A church service took place in Montreal Friday morning at a Greek Orthodox church that was devastated by a fire earlier this week.
Prayers resume at Greek Orthodox church devastated by fire
Montreal's Koimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Park Extension was destroyed by a major fire on April 13, 2015. Global News

The congregation of the Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary gathered shortly before 8 a.m. outside the church on De L’Epée Ave. and St. Roch St.

The fire broke out after evening prayers on Monday and caused significant damage to the building, but it is salvageable.

People have spent the past three days scrubbing and cleaning as best they could, and were able to get a portion of the Koimisis Tis Theotokou church called The Tomb of the Virgin Mary ready for Friday prayers.

Several dozen devoted Greek Orthodox Catholics assembled outside the building for the morning service.

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