One by one, they streamed into a cathedral Sunday, tears and grief filling their eyes. Four days have passed since a fire ripped through their beloved St. John the Baptist Albanian Orthodox Church, an old South Boston worship center and family space for Albanian families.
On Sunday, members of the church mourned.
“We’ve lost a beautiful church,’’ said longtime member Sofia Louise Andon after a service Sunday. “I’m devastated. It was my second home.”
About 50 St. John members — including the choir director, Sunday school teacher, and others — gathered for a private service in St. George Cathedral, a sister church on East Broadway. They huddled in a chapel, praying, reading Scripture, and sharing tearful stories of their memories of St. John. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.