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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...

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...

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...

The Greek Sponge Diver Who Became a Statue on Kalymnos

Captain Antonis Kampourakis has been diving into the depths of the Aegean sea, scouring the seafloor for precious sponges, for 50 years.

Florida’s Greek Hub of Tarpon Springs Strengthens Ties with Homeland

The mayor of Tarpon Springs, Florida, Chris Alahouzos, continues to strengthen his ties with Greece after recently returning from an extensive visit to the country. Alahouzos' visit was part of the Sister Cities program, which aims to build meaningful cultural...

Tarpon Springs Band Headed to Thanksgiving Day Parade Again

The Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts, which is the official band of Tarpon Springs, Florida, is set to appear once again at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City after placing first at the Bands of...

Tarpon Springs, Florida and Hydra, Greece Now Sister Cities

The municipalities of Hydra, Greece and Tarpon Springs, Florida signed a sister city agreement in Hydra on Saturday as a way to mark their historic connections and foster the growth of cultural and economic development between the two. The agreement...

The Miraculous Story of St. Michael’s Shrine in Tarpon Springs

Saint Michael's Shrine, at 113 Hope St. in Tarpon Springs, Florida, is a place where faithful have reported miracles taking place for decades now. It was built more than 80 years ago to fulfil the promise an ill 11-year-old...