A little too much for coincidence: one NYC, two Australian and one Russian Orthodox church all experience major fires on Orthodox Easter. And on the anniversary of the Serbian Orthodox revolution against Islamic Ottoman rule!
Manhattan Serbian Orthodox Cathedral mostly destroyed by fire last night.
In the original news story (updated since), there was no mention of any possible cause. Not even a "Local authorities do not have any idea yet as to the cause or point of origin of the fire that swept the Serbian Cathedral". Nothing.
In two Australian cities, Sidney and Melbourne, Orthodox Churches also burned on their day of Easter.
Australia’s second oldest Greek Orthodox church has been saved after a fire broke out in Melbourne, a day after Orthodox Easter celebrations. The cause of the fire at the 115-year-old Holy Church of Annunciation of Our Lady in East Melbourne on Monday afternoon is still under investigation.
That makes FOUR Orthodox Churches all experiencing major fires on the day they designate as Easter.
This story needs a close follow.