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16-Year-Old Retrieves Cross in Tarpon Springs Epiphany Celebration

Thousands of people attended the annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Thursday. Archbishop Elpidophoros and Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta were the officiants in this year’s liturgy at the city's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Following the Divine Liturgy and Great...

Greece Celebrates Epiphany Amid Coronavirus Surge

Greece and Hellenes around the world celebrated Epiphany, one of Christianity’s most important feasts, on Thursday, while employing the appropriate protection measures against the coronavirus. Greek Reporter was at the village of Limni in northern Evia where a procession through the...

Epiphany Celebration to Be Held for the First Time at St. Augustine, Florida

An Epiphany celebration is to be held for the first time in St. Augustine on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida on Thursday. The Greek Orthodox community in the town, which is the oldest continuously-inhabited European-established settlement in the United States,...

Epiphany: One of Christianity’s Most Important Feasts

Traditionally, the great feast of the Epiphany marks the end of the extended period of Christmas holidays in Greece. Each year on January 6, hundreds of thousands of Greeks and visitors participate in the rich traditions that are observed in...

Special Epiphany Koliva Has Ancient Greek Roots

Epiphany Koliva, a version of the food eaten at funerals in Eastern Europe, called Fotokoliva, has been made for many centuries on the Greek island of Crete. This is the twelfth in Giorgio Pintzas Monzani's series about the foods of...

Tarpon Springs Epiphany: Greek Orthodox Prepare for 2022 Celebration

The annual Epiphany celebration of the Baptism of Jesus Christ by St. John the Baptist in the River Jordan will be held on January 6, 2022 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, Florida. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros,...

AHEPA to Host Tarpon Springs Epiphany Banquet with Elpidophoros

The United States' oldest Greek fraternal order, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) will hold its annual Epiphany banquet in Tarpon Springs Florida on January 5, 2022. Celebrating the great feast of Epiphany, when Orthodox Christians believe Christ was...

Epiphany 2021: Greek Priest Blesses the Waters — All Alone

The Epiphany in 2021, or Theofaneia, was celebrated very differently in Greece this year. In a moving image, a Greek priest followed the traditional rite of "Blessing the Waters" -- all by himself, without the usual crowds of faithful...

Tarpon Springs Celebrates Epiphany Amid Pandemic Restrictions

The Epiphany celebration marking the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River went on as usual in Tarpon Springs, Florida, despite the many restrictions limiting the number of people watching and taking part. Colten Sakadales, a 16-year-old who is a...

Greek Metropolitan Fined for Blessing the Waters on Epiphany

Greek Metropolitan Ieronymos from Peloponnesian peninsula was fined 1,500 euros for conducting the blessing of the waters.