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Tom Hanks Celebrates Good Friday with Greek Orthodox Community

Tom Hanks and Jim Gianopulos (back) carry the Epitaphios at Saint Sophia in Los Angeles

On Friday evening, the Christian Orthodox population of Los Angeles gathered at the Saint Sophia Cathedral for Good Friday’s Liturgy and periphery of Epitaphios. Since we are talking about Los Angeles, there are many celebrities that come to the church every year such as Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, Nia Vardalos, Maria Menounos and 20th Century CEO Jim Gianopulos. Every year Tom Hanks and Jim Gianopulos are two of the men that hold the Epitaphios. According to people that work for Saint Sophia, Tom Hanks is very religious, and goes to church almost every day throughout the holy week. The celebration of the Holy week continues with Liturgy on Saturday morning and the Ressurection liturgy on Saturday night. On Sunday there are private Easter parties- one of those at Jim Gianopulos house- and the pic-nic of the Saint Sophia Cathedral at the Rosebown in Pasadena.

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