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Feast of the Holy Theophany - Jan. 6, 2017 – Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Feast of the Holy Theophany - Jan. 6, 2017 – Tarpon Springs, Fla.
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America headed the festivities surrounding the Feast of Theophany, the Feast of Lights which is traditionally celebrated by the large Greek Orthodox Community of St. Nicholas Cathedral in the Epiphany City with thousands of faithful in attendance. Archbishop Demetrios presided at the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos, Bishop Sevastianos of Zela and Bishop Cyril of Abydos concelebrating, while assisted by more than a dozen clergy.
The guest of honor at the festivities was the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Terence Quick, who is visiting the U.S. and is in charge of affairs concerning Greeks abroad.
Eighteen-year-old Joseph Cooley retrieved the cross from Spring Bayou and received the blessings of Archbishop Demetrios.
Among the many dignitaries present were: Cyprus Ambassador to the U.S. Leonidas Pantelidis, Consul General of Greece in Tampa, Fla. Admantia Klotsa, the Mayor of Tarpon Springs Chris Alahouzos, the Mayor of Clearwater Fla. George Cretekos, the Mayors of Kalymnos Ioannis Galouzis and of Halki Mihalis Patros, AHEPA Supreme President Andrew Zachariades, former Congressman Michael Bilirakis, Commander in the Hellenic Navy Ioannis Tzifas, and many others.

Press Office/Stavros Papagermanos/Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Photo © GOA/Dimitrios Panagos
Blessing of the Fleet at the Sponge Docks
Feast of the Holy Theophany - Jan. 6, 2017 – Tarpon Springs, Fla.
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America headed the festivities surrounding the Feast of Theophany, the Feast of Lights which is traditionally celebrated by the large Greek Orthodox Community of St. Nicholas Cathedral in the Epiphany City with thousands of faithful in attendance. Archbishop Demetrios presided at the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos, Bishop Sevastianos of Zela and Bishop Cyril of Abydos concelebrating, while assisted by more than a dozen clergy.
The guest of honor at the festivities was the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Terence Quick, who is visiting the U.S. and is in charge of affairs concerning Greeks abroad.
Eighteen-year-old Joseph Cooley retrieved the cross from Spring Bayou and received the blessings of Archbishop Demetrios.
Among the many dignitaries present were: Cyprus Ambassador to the U.S. Leonidas Pantelidis, Consul General of Greece in Tampa, Fla. Admantia Klotsa, the Mayor of Tarpon Springs Chris Alahouzos, the Mayor of Clearwater Fla. George Cretekos, the Mayors of Kalymnos Ioannis Galouzis and of Halki Mihalis Patros, AHEPA Supreme President Andrew Zachariades, former Congressman Michael Bilirakis, Commander in the Hellenic Navy Ioannis Tzifas, and many others.

Press Office/Stavros Papagermanos/Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Photo © GOA/Dimitrios Panagos