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Long-Term Vision Coming To Fruition For Omaha Church

On July 13th, All Holy Spirit Greek Orthodox Church performed Omaha’s first-ever Raising of the Dome ceremony at the construction site of their new church on 193rd & Harney. The dome itself measures 16×24 feet, weighs more than 20,000 pounds, and now sits a full 46 feet from the floor of the church. It’s clad in a brilliant gold tone metallic material with a 200-year lifespan.

The Raising of the Dome is the first in a series of traditions that bless the new structure as construction progresses and the congregation gets closer to being able to enjoy a worship space of their own.

This project has been 17 years in the making, as the congregation has been occupying various rented spaces since its formation in 2006. To make this vision a reality with just 100 families, the parishioners took an entrepreneurial approach to acquiring the land and raising capital.

In 2006, they set out to find land in the western half of Omaha and to locate the Church
in an area of long-term strong population, development and economic growth. The
Parishioners purchased its first plot of land at 181st and Harney. A decade later, that land was rezoned and sold. Using those proceeds, they purchased more land and then partnered
with other developers to create their current 35-acre neighborhood along the 192nd street
corridor in West Omaha. To assist the development process, they formed a Sanitary
Improvement District to design and construct the required public infrastructure. The neighborhood will be the future home of “A New City Set on a Hill” and includes the Church, Zenia Omaha, an event center, a Montessori School, single family homes and Symphony Pointe, a unique new senior living community.

The All Holy Spirit campus will be a welcoming hub of activity, both spiritual and secular. The Church is being constructed by MCL Construction and scheduled to open its doors in March of 2024.

All Holy Spirit
(402) 934-3688