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Orthodox Observer News - 9/28/2020 Holy Eparchial Synod -

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NEW YORK: On September 28th, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened a regularly scheduled Holy Eparchial Synod meeting via a teleconference in order to review the up-to-date matters of the Agenda.

In the beginning of the meeting, gratitude was expressed to His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for His inspiring message, as well as congratulations to all those who worked tirelessly for the successful and proficient organization of the 45th National Clergy Laity Congress. It was the first time in the history of the Holy Archdiocese that such participation numbers were achieved for the Congress and despite the adverse circumstances caused by the pandemic.

The Holy Eparchial Synod reaffirmed the harmonious deployment and mobilization in the effort of informing the public with regards to the crucial matter of the conversion of Hagia Sophia to an Islamic Mosque, which causes pain to every good-willing and civilized person, regardless of their religious background or ethnic origin.

Lastly, the motions for election of Auxiliary Bishops were validated, on behalf of the Archbishop for the V. Reverend Archimandrite Spyridon Kezios, on behalf of the Metropolitan of San Francisco for the V. Reverend Archimandrite John Constantine, and on behalf of the Metropolitan of Chicago for the V. Reverend Archimandrite Timothy Bakakos, respectively. Having procured the three Triprosopon lists in accordance with the regulations pertaining to the Election of Auxiliary Bishops, it was decided that they will be sent to the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the petition that the canonical elections be considered.

From the Office of the Chief-Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod.

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, September 29, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Victoria Gerakios

Victoria Gerakios, 90, longtime resident of Tarpon Springs, fell asleep on September 28, 2020. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Emmanuel and Maria (Koufaki) Gerakios. She was a healthcare activity therapist and member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Koulianos, Irene (Ted) Radakovic, Pamela Blevens; five grandchildren, Victoria Blevens, Katherine Blevens, Michael Kesselring, Nicholas Kesselring, Sarah Koulianos; eight great grandchildren, Gabriel Negron, John Lacen, Alex Blevens, Alex Kesselring, Grace Kesselring, Mason Kesselring, Emily Kesselring, Abigail Kesselring; one great great grandchild, Reed. Funeral service will be held at 11:00, on Wednesday, September 30 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Covid 19 precautions are still in place - by wearing a mask, using social distancing, and uo to 50 ppl in the church. Interment will follow at Cycadia Cemetery. Vinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Follou Up - Important Message from Parish Council President Nikitas Manias

September 22, 2020

Dear Parishioners of St. Nicholas Cathedral,

Following my initial letter yesterday, as per requirements of Covid 19 protocol I will attempt to update everyone.

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, a person who was under a 14 day quarantine attended services.  Even though the quarantine period was close to expiring, it had not.  The person had been in minimal contact with a positive Covid 19 person, but was still told to quarantine. Thus a breach of rules.

At this time nothing is required by the other attendees.  I will monitor the situation with the local officials and keep the Parish updated.

At this time the Parish Council must re-evaluate its decision to proceed with Phase 3.   We do this for the best interest of our Parish.

Thank you for your assistance in this most SERIOUS matter.

Nikitas Manias

Parish Council President

St. Nicholas Cathedral

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Important Message from Parish Council President Nikitas Manias

09/21/2020

Dear Parishioners of St. Nicholas Cathedral, 

It has come to my attention that some of you and your children have been exposed to Covid-19 and are therefore required to self-quarantine for 14 days, under the current CDC Guidelines.  It has also come to my attention, that you have ignored the rules and attended church services before the 14 days have elapsed.  This is very selfish and irresponsible behavior.  To the parents that brought their children to church, shame on you for putting the entire community at risk!  This matter is extremely serious and could be life threatening to some of our immune compromised and elderly individuals.  This matter has been reported to the Health Department and we still don’t know the ramifications.  We may be required to close our doors again because of this reckless behavior.  PLEASE DO NOT COME TO CHURCH IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19!

 

Nikitas Manias

Parish Council President

 

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, September 21, 2020

9/11 Virtual Trisagion 6pm

Today we remember, each with our own memory, the horrific events of September 11, 2001. Please join Fr Athanasios during Virtual Evening Prayers this evening at 6pm for a Trisagion for all those who lost their lives 19 years ago today. May their memory be eternal.
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Friday, September 11, 2020

Archangel Michael Service Schedule CHANGE

There is a CHANGE IN SCHEDULE for the Feast of Miracle of Archangel Michael this weekend.

The NEW SCHEDULE is as follows:

Saturday, September 5 - Orthros 8am, Divine Liturgy 9am AT ST MICHAEL SHRINE

All Sunday services will take place in the Cathedral, as well as Saturday Great Vespers.

 

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Thursday, September 3, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Michael Constantine Karaphillis

Michael Constantine Karaphillis, born in Clearwater, Florida on March 7, 1985, fell asleep on August 12, 2020. Michael was 35 years old. He is survived by his two children, Nicholas and Brooke; his mother, Constance Pappas; his paternal, grandparents, Mike and Norma Karaphillis; his uncles, Michael Pappas and John Karaphillis; and his aunt, Mary Frances Gillespie. Michael was predeceased by his father, Nicholas Karaphillis; and his brother, Nicholas Karaphillis Jr.; and by his maternal grandparents, Michael and Maria Pappas. Michael graduated from Tarpon Springs High School and completed some college at SPC, Tarpon Springs, FL. Michael loved fishing, swimming, reading, and movies. His greatest passion was his love of animals. He had hoped to open a dog rescue boarding facility in Green Mountain, NC. There will be a private service for Michael at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Covid 19 restrictions are observed with the wearing of masks, social distancing, and the church is limited to 50 people. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Green Mountain Deer Rescue at www.greenmountaindeerrescue.org

 

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Thursday, August 20, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Niki Ginnis Kindinis

Niki Ginnis Kindinis, 93, of Tarpon Springs, fell asleep on August 19, 2020. She was born in Kalymnos, Greece, to Emanuel and Kaliope (Kapsulas) Ginnis. She is survived by two sons, Jordan "Jerry" Kindinis and Emanuel Kindinis; daughter, Colleen Kindinis; sister, Sylvia Pantellis; six grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. The funeral service will take place at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, August 25, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Covid 19 restrictions will apply with mask wearing, social distancing and church is limited to 50 people. Interment to follow at Cycadia Cemetery. 

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Thursday, August 20, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Thelma Lula Dalacos

Thelma Lula Dalacos, 96, life long resident of Tarpon Springs, fell asleep and peacefully gained her wings and went to Heaven to be with the Lord on August 7th,2020, while in her residence under the care of Suncoast Hospice. Lula was born in St. Petersburg on August 10th 1923 to Peter John and Fannie Cardullias. Lula graduated from Tarpon Springs Senior High School and then attended University of Tampa. Early on in her career she worked as an Executive Secretary for Pratt And Whitney and then was a Society Columnist  for the Tarpon Springs Leader. Later in life after raising her 2 children, Lula became a successful and prosperous real estate agent working for Tropical Realty. Lula met and married her soul mate, Costas Spiros Dalacos on October 2nd 1952 in Athens Greece. They had two sons Peter Spiros Dalacos and Bill Costas Dalacos. Lula was a wonderful and loving mother, devoted wife and faithful companion for life, through all of lives adventures. Lula was a life long member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral as well as a member of AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope, and  Philoptochos Society. After Lula's husband, Costas, retired from the Federal Aviation administration he went to work for the United Nations and she became a world traveler, traveling to exotic locations and also doing charity work in the orphanages along with the locals. Her travels took her to locations such as China, Japan, Thailand, Asia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia. Lula is predeceased by her of husband of 54 years, Costas Spiros Dalacos, as well as her sister, Cliffie Sarandon, three brothers, Tony Cardullias, Johnny Cardullias, and Deno Cardullias. Lula is Survived by her two sons, Bill Dalacos, and her daughter-in-law, Betty Dalacos, Peter Dalacos, and his girlfriend, Margo Leiser; three granddaughters, Selah Gardner, Natlie Dalacos, and Alexi Dalacos; one great grandson, Huxley Gardner. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Dome Fund or Tarpon Springs AHEPA. Funeral service will be held at 11 am, on Thursday, August 13, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Interment will take place at Cycadia Cemetery. Vinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Donations may be made to: AHEPA 20 West Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs FL 34689 St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Dome Fund 17 East Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs FL 34689
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Feast of Transfiguration Evening Celebration

To assist more families to participate in the Feast of Transfiguration, we will celebrate this evening beginning at 6pm with Great Vespers followed by Divine Liturgy. There will be no liturgy Thursday morning. In this way, those who must be at work in the morning, along with their families, will be able to celebrate this great feast.

As usual COVID19 protocols will be in place, and proper social distancing will be required.

See you tonight!

Fr Athanasios

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Manuel George Manousos

Manuel George Manousos, 84 of Tarpon Springs, Florida, fell asleep July 25, 2020. He is survived by his daughter Katherine Michele Manousos. 

A funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on July 30, 2020 at 11:00am. Covid 19 restrictions are to be observed by wearing masks and social distancing. Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery.

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, July 27, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Panayiotis Peter Grafos

Panayiotis Peter Grafos, 71 of Holiday, Florida, fell asleep July 25, 2020. He is survived by his daughter Martina Grafis; and son Dimitrius Jimmy Grafos; 4 sisters in NY and Greece; and ex-wife Soula Grafos. 

A funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on July 31, 2020 at 11:00am. Covid 19 restrictions are to be observed by wearing masks and social distancing. Burial will be in Curlew Hills Cemetery.

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, July 27, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Emmanouil Mamouzellos

Emmanouil Mamouzellos 51, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, fell asleep July 18, 2020. He is survived by his wife Eudokia; and son Ioannis Mamouzellos. 

A funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on July 29, 2020 at 11:00am. Covid 19 restrictions are to be observed by wearing masks and social distancing. Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery.

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, July 27, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Nicholas Sokos

Nicholas Sokos fell asleep on July 15, 2020 at the age of 76. He is
survived by Maria Sokos; daughter Angela (Frank) Santoyo; son Gus Sokos; 2
grandsons Frankie and Niko; 3 sisters Voula, Georgia and Xeni plus many
nieces and nephews in Greece.
Funeral service will be held in St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on
Monday, July 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Covid 19 restrictions apply, wear masks
and social distance. Burial will be in Meadowlawn, New Port Richey, Florida.
May his memory be eternal!

Denise Letourneau
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, July 17, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Kaliopi V Polychronis

Kaliopi V. Polychronis fell asleep July 9, 2020 at the age of 83. She was
from Greece, and is predeceased by her son Elias Polychronis; she is
survived by her son John Polychronis and 2 grandchildren; her brother
Pantelis Velis; niece Tsambika Aysh; sisters Balasia Vyrros and Georgia
Liriou.
Visitation will be held at Dobie's Funeral Home on Sunday, July 12, 2020
from 5:15 - 7:00pm. A funeral will be at St Nicholas Greek Cathedral on
Monday, July 13, 202 at 11:00am. Covid 19 precautions are still in place,
wear masks and social distancing. Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery.

May her memory be eternal!
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, July 10, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Goldie Tagarelli Parr

Goldie Tagarelli Parr fell asleep on July 9, 2020. She was born May 3rd,
1930 to James and Mary Tsalichis. She spent her early years raising her
three children Marie, Michael and Danny. Goldie’s mother, Mary, built St.
Michael’s Shrine in 1940. Mary Tsalichis cared for the shrine until her
death December 13th, 1994. Goldie was entrusted to the care of the shrine
from 1994 until her death. Goldie was a member of St. Nicholas Cathedral,
St. George Greek Orthodox Church. She was a member of the Daughters of
Penelope, Simian Society and Philoptochos of Tarpon Springs. Goldie is
survived by her 3 children Marie, Michael (Patty), Danny (Donna), 6
grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The Shrine will be cared for by
her family.

In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to St. Nicholas Cathedral and
St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

Visitation will be 10AM-2PM Saturday, July 11th at St. Michael’s Shrine at
113 Hope Street, Tarpon Springs. Service will be Saturday at 2PM following
visitation.

Zoom link provided for anyone who is unable to attend.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/342078694720786947
Meeting ID: 342 078 6947


Forever my mother – your work on Earth is done. St. Michael carry her to
heaven with my Yiayia and her family. – Marie

Mom, what I can say is that my sister, my brother and I were blessed to
have the greatest mother that God can supply. She was loving and always
looking to see how she could help her family and friends. My mom has
touched so many people through St. Michael’s that we would not be able to
comprehend the magnitude of it all. She will be missed but heaven received
a beautiful saint this 9th day of July 2020. Mom, I love you so much. –
Michael

Mom, you are forever in my heart. A loving mother for our family. All my
love to you. - Danny

Goldie, you were loved by so many people. You always wanted to help out
those in need. I will miss you very much and you will always have a special
place in my heart. I love you. - Patty Tagarelli

Yiayia, thank you for your endless love and generosity. You are a pillar in
the community and a rock in this family. We will never forget the life
lessons you taught us or the warmth and compassion you showed everyone
around you. Yours is an example to follow. We love you always. –
Granddaughter Carla Furman, Grandson Bradley Furman, Great-grandchildren
Rosaria and David Furman

My Yiayia was not just my grandmother she was my best friend. No matter
what she was always there. She was the heart and soul of our family. She
was also very stubborn and strong as a bull all the way to her last breath.
I am grateful that she had taught me some of her traits. I am not stubborn
though! She is my rock and I don’t know how I’m going to get through this
crazy world without her. What I do know is that I have her watching over
me. Knowing that will help me get through anything in life. – Danielle,
granddaughter.

Yiayia, the attitude you had in life I’ll never forget and use as an
inspiration always. I know there’s a big part of you in me. You were always
right there when ANYONE needed you. I can only hope to be the legend you,
and your mother, were to this earth. Start the party without us and we’ll
see you again when the Lord calls. Love you. - Noelani Tagarelli

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of
these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13 Love you and miss you forever Yiayia
Goldie - Ioanna, Mark, and Isaak Christiansen

Aunt Goldie was an extraordinary woman. She had a big heart and was always
wanting to help anyway she could. Anyone who met her knew that she was the
life of the party! She was also the best at making koulourakia according to
Renee. She was loved by so many and never will be forgotten. - Tula

Goldie touched the lives of those around; her philanthropic gestures,
compassionate heart, vivacious personality and her infectious laugh will
forever leave footprints in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. -
Georgia and Steven

Yiayia, you knew how to bring people together and always had your arms open
wide for anything that someone may have needed. Our family and this
community were blessed with your presence and your love. Although life on
this Earth will not be the same without you here, we trust that you are
supporting us in so many other ways. – Andria

Today my brother and I lost our Aunt Goldie. However, she wasn’t just our
Aunt, she became our mother when ours abandoned us when we were 5 and 3
years old. She raised us and loved us like only a mother could. We were so
blessed to have her. Our hearts are never going to be the same. - Marie
Konstantas

May her memory be eternal!

Denise Letourneau
Administrative Assistant
St. Nicholas GO Cathedral
727-937-3540 denise@stnicholastarpon.org
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, July 10, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Evangeline Samarkos

Evangeline Samarkos, 76, fell asleep on June 26, 2020. She is survived by her son Michael (Mariannetta) Samarkos, daughter Victoria Harkey, 3 grandchildren - Thomas, Anthony and Angelo, and sister Marie Chochos.

The funeral will be held at St Nicholas Cathedral on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm. Covid restrictions are in place for mask wearing and limited to 50 people. Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery.

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Parish Assembly Cancelled

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

Due to the current high and rapidly increasing numbers of positive COVID19 infections in Pinellas County, including here in Tarpon Springs, the Parish Assembly schedule for ‪Sunday, June 28th‬ HAS BEEN CANCELLED. It is not in the best interest of the Parish to risk attending such a meeting at this time.

Church services will continue as scheduled. Please use caution and remain safe. If you are elderly and/or have a compromised immune system, please remain home as much as possible. All Church services will still be livestream at https://StNicholasTarpon.org/livestream.

Saturday Divine Liturgy ‪9am‬
Sunday Orthros ‪7:45am‬, Divine Liturgy ‪9am‬

‪Monday, June 29‬ - Feast of Peter and Paul
Orthros ‪8am‬, Divine Liturgy ‪9am‬

‪Tuesday, June 30‬ - Feast of Holy Apostles
Orthros ‪8am‬, Divine Liturgy ‪9am‬

In Christ,
Fr Athanasios

Αγαπητοί αδελφοί και αδελφές Εν Χριστώ,

Λόγω του τρέχοντος και ταχέως αυξανόμενου αριθμού θετικών κρουσμάτων του Κορονοϊού COVID19 στην Κομητεία του Πινέλας [Pinellas County], συμπεριλαμβανομένου και εδώ στο Τάρπον Σπρινγκς, η προγραμματισμένη Ενοριακή Συνέλευση για την Κυριακή, ‪28 Ιουνίου‬ ΕΧΕΙ ΑΚΥΡΩΘΕΙ.  Δεν είναι προς όφελος της Ενορίας να διακινδυνεύσετε για να παρακολουθήσετε μια τέτοια συνάντηση αυτή την στιγμή.

Οι εκκλησιαστικές λειτουργίες θα συνεχιστούν όπως είναι προγραμματισμένες. Να είστε προσεκτικοί και να παραμείνετε ασφαλείς.  Εάν είστε ηλικιωμένοι και/ή έχετε αδύναμο ανοσοποιητικό σύστημα, παραμείνετε στο σπίτι όσο το δυνατόν περισσότερο.  Όλες οι λειτουργίες της Εκκλησίας θα εξακολουθήσουν να προβάλονται ζωντανά στη διεύθυνση https://StNicholasTarpon.org/livestream.

Σάββατο Θεία Λειτουργία ‪9πμ‬
Κυριακή Όρθρος ‪7:45 π.μ.‬, Θεία Λειτουργία ‪9πμ‬

‪Δευτέρα 29 Ιουνίου - Γιορτή Πέτρου και του Παύλου‬
Όρθρος ‪8πμ‬, Θεία Λειτουργία ‪9πμ‬

‪Τρίτη 30 Ιουνίου - Γιορτή των Αγίων Αποστόλων‬
Όρθρος ‪8πμ‬, Θεία Λειτουργία ‪9πμ‬

Εν Χριστώ,
Π. Αθανάσιος

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Friday, June 26, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Angela Chrissikos

Angela Chrissikos, 80, fell asleep on June 21, 2020. She is survived by her son Louis Chrissikos and daughter Maria C Kelley; 2 brothers Panos and Vasilie Papanikolaou.

 

A funeral service will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm. Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery. Covid 19 precautions are still in effect, everyone must wear a mask in the cathedral, and limited to 50 people during this time.

 

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, June 22, 2020

Phase 2 of Cathedral Opening Announced


June 15, 2020

 

O Give Thanks to the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever. Psalm 106.1

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

With joy and thanksgiving to God, I share with you the news that the Parish Council has voted to enter Phase 2 of Reopening our Cathedral. With this new phase, we will be able to better accommodate the needs of our community with extra Divine Services and Sacraments in the Cathedral. 

 

With the limited seating inside the Cathedral and extra limited seating inside Fr Tryfon Hall, we understand many have not been able to attend Divine Liturgy in recent weeks. In order to allow for more attendance, without increasing the risk to our parishioners, Divine Liturgy will now be celebrated Saturday AND Sunday each week. If you are able to attend on Saturdays, please attend Divine Liturgy on Saturday to allow those who may only be able to attend Sunday room in the Cathedral. (Please do not attend both liturgies) Together we can make room for more inside the Cathedral during Phase 2 of our Reopening Plan.

 

The weekly schedule until further notice will be as follows:

Saturday - Divine Liturgy 9am

Sunday - Orthros/Matins 7:45am, Divine 9am

 

Phase 2 also allows for weddings, baptisms and other minor feasts to take place. In June, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated June 24th, June 29th and June 30th. Orthros/Matins 8am and Divine Liturgy 9am. Please consult the Sunday bulletin or the Church website or app for calendar updates.

 

Phase Two - in compliance with Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guideline for social distancing. 

  • Cathedral open for Sundays, Major Feasts, Minor Feasts, special blessings, and weekday services, with limited seating capacity based upon Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guidelines for social distancing.

  • Funeral and Sacraments of Baptism/Marriage allowed with attendance not to exceed 50 members, and following all Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guidelines for social distancing.

 

I’m looking forward to seeing more of you in Church!

 

In Christ,

 

Fr Athanasios

 

PS - masks, social distancing, and attendance registration will still be required while attending services, including sacraments. Please re-read the information below before attending services.

ATTENDEES MUST ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:

Prior registration is required to attend services

  • Masks must be worn at all times by those age 2 and above except when receiving Holy Communion. Hands must be sanitized upon en- try.

  • Before entering the church, the temperature of each person will be taken by a designated person. If the person’s temperature is above 100.4oF he or she will be kindly asked to return to their home, both for their safety and the safety of others.

  • You will be directed to your seating area by an usher and are asked to remain in that area for the duration of the service.

  • Honor is to be shown to Holy Icons and the Holy Cross by only doing your cross and bowing. Keep in mind not to kiss or to touch the Holy Icons and the Holy Cross.

  • Refrain from shaking hands or embracing others during the service.

  • Instructions for receiving Holy Communion and antidoron will be
    explained by the Clergy.

  •  At the conclusion of the service, please exit and return to your vehicle without congregating.

  • Parishioners who have been sick with coronavirus should have the written medical doctor’s statement that they no longer test positive before they can return to in person worship services.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE BEFORE ENTERING THE CHURCH FACILITIES

By voluntarily entering this church facility:

  • I affirm that I am not currently ill or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

  • I acknowledge that while safety measures are being taken by the church, it cannot guarantee the safety of every person present.

  • I agree to abide by the social distancing and safety guidelines being practiced in this church.

  • I consent to hold the church harmless against any damages or claims regarding my voluntary presence here.

  • If I am not able to agree to and affirm the above statements, I will not participate in this worship service in person and may choose to join online.

 


St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Tarpon Springs

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15 Ιουνίου, 2020

 Εξομολογείσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι χρηστός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ· Ψαλμός 106.1

 Αγαπητοί μου αδελφοί και αδελφές Εν Κυρίω,

Με χαρά και ευχαριστίες προς τον Θεό, σας ανακοινώνω ​​ότι το Ενοριακό Συμβούλιο ψήφισε για να προχωρήσει στη 2η Φάση της Επαναλειτουργίας του Καθεδρικού μας Ναού. Κατά τη νέα αυτή φάση, θα μπορέσουμε να καλύψουμε τις ανάγκες της κοινότητάς μας καλύτερα, με επιπλέον Θείες Λειτουργίες και Μυστήρια στον Καθεδρικό Ναό.

 Λόγω των περιορισμένων καθισμάτων μέσα στην εκκλησία και τα επιπλέον αλλά και πάλι περιορισμένα καθίσματα μέσα στην Αίθουσα του Πατρός Τρύφωνος, καταλαβαίνουμε ότι πολλοί από εσάς δεν τα κατάφεραν ακόμη να παρακολουθήσουν Θεία Λειτουργία τις τελευταίες εβδομάδες. Προκειμένου να επιτραπεί μεγαλύτερη συμμετοχή, χωρίς να αυξηθεί ο κίνδυνος για τους ενορίτες μας, θα έχουμε τώρα  Θεία Λειτουργία κάθε εβδομάδα και το Σάββατο, και την Κυριακή. Εάν είστε σε θέση να παρευρεθείτε το Σάββατο, παρακαλούμε να παραστείτε στη Θεία Λειτουργία του Σαββάτου για να επιτρέψετε σε όσους ενδέχεται να μην μπορούν να παρευρεθούν στον Καθεδρικό Ναό παρά μόνο την Κυριακή (Παρακαλούμε μην έρχεστε και στις δύο λειτουργίες).  Μαζί θα μπορούμε να κάνουμε χώρο για ακόμη περισσότερους πιστούς μέσα στον Καθεδρικό Ναό κατά τη 2η Φάση του Σχεδίου Επαναλειτουργίας.

 Το εβδομαδιαίο πρόγραμμα, μέχρι περαιτέρω ειδοποίησης, θα έχει ως εξής:

Σάββατο - Θεία Λειτουργία 9 πμ

Κυριακή - Όρθρος 7:45 πμ, Θεία Λειτουργία 9 πμ

 Στην 2η Φάση θα επιτρέπεται επίσης η διεξαγωγή γάμων, βαπτίσεων και άλλων μικρών εορτών. Για τον μήνα του Ιουνίου, θα έχουμε Θείες Λειτουργίες στις 24 Ιουνίου, στις 29 Ιουνίου και στις 30 Ιουνίου. Όρθρο στις 8 πμ και Θεία Λειτουργία 9 πμ. Συμβουλευτείτε το ενημερωτικό δελτίο της Κυριακής ή τον ιστότοπο ή την εφαρμογή της Εκκλησίας για τις ενημερώσεις του ημερολογίου.

 Φάση Δεύτερη - σύμφωνα με τους κανονισμούς της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

  • Ο καθεδρικός ναός θα είναι ανοιχτός τις Κυριακές, για τις Μεγάλες και Μικρές Εορτές, και για τις απογευματινές ακολουθίες, με περιορισμένη χωρητικότητα βάσει των κανονισμών της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

  • Θα επιτρέπονται κηδείες και μυστήρια Βάπτισης/Γάμου μεμε συμμετέχοντες που δε θα υπερβαίνουν τα 50 άτομα, και σύμφωνα με τους κανονισμούς της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα, και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

Θα προσμένω την παρουσία σας περισσότερο τώρα στην Εκκλησία!

 

 Εν Χριστώ

Πατέρας Αθανάσιος 

 

ΥΓ - μάσκες, κοινωνική αποστασιοποίηση, και δηλώσεις εισόδου θα είναι απαραίτητα για την παρουσία στις ακολουθίες.  Παρακαλούμε να διαβάσετε τις παρακάτω πληροφορίες πριν παρευρεθείτε στις ακολουθίες.


ΟΛΟΙ ΟΙ ΠΑΡΕΥΡΙΣΚΟΜΕΝΟΙ ΘΑ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΝΑ ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΟΥΝ 

ΤΙΣ ΠΑΡΑΚΑΤΩ ΟΔΗΓΙΕΣ


Θα προηγείται δήλωση πριν την προσέλευση στις ακολουθίες


  • Όλοι από 2 ετών και άνω θα πρέπει να φοράνε μάσκα καθόλη τη διάρκεια της ακολουθίας, εκτός κατά τη λήψη της Θείας Κοινωνίας. Τα χέρια θα πρέπει να απολυμαίνονται κατά την είσοδο.

  • Πριν μπείτε στην εκκλησία, θα εξετάζεται η θερμοκρασία κάθε ατόμου. Εάν η θερμοκρασία του ατόμου είναι πάνω από 100,4oF, θα του ζητηθεί να επιστρέψει στο σπίτι του, τόσο για την ασφάλεια τη δική του, όσο και για την ασφάλεια των άλλων.

  • Επίτροπος της εκκλησίας θα σας συνοδεύει στο κάθισμά σας όπου και θα σας ζητηθεί να παραμείνετε κατά τη διάρκεια της ακολουθίας.

  • Θα ασπάζεστε τις Ιερές Εικόνες και τον Τίμιο Σταυρό μόνο κάνοντας το σταυρό σας και με υπόκλιση, χωρίς να φιλάμε ούτε να αγγίζουμε.

  • Να αποφύγετε τις χειραψίες και τις αγκαλιές με άλλους κατά τη διάρκεια της ακολουθίας.

  • Οδηγίες για τη λήψη της Θείας Κοινωνίας και του αντίδωρου θα εξηγηθούν από τον Ιερέα.

  • Μετά την απόλυση, θα πρέπει να αποχωρείτε και να επιστρέφετε στο όχημά σας χωρίς συνεστιάσεις.

  • Ενορίτες που έχουν αρρωστήσει από τον Κορονοϊό θα πρέπει να έχουν γραπτή βεβαίωση του ιατρού ότι δεν έχουν διαγνωστεί πλέον θετικοί από την εξέταση, πριν μπορέσουν να επιστρέψουν σε αυτοπροσώπως εκκλησιασμό.


Σας ευχαριστούμε για τη συνεργασία και την κατανόησή σας!

ΠΑΡΑΚΑΛΟΥΜΕ ΝΑ ΔΙΑΒΑΣΕΤΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ

 ΠΡΙΝ ΕΙΣΕΛΘΕΤΕ ΣΤΙΣ ΕΓΚΑΤΑΣΤΑΣΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣ 

 

Με την οικειοθελής είσοδό μου στην εγκατάσταση αυτή της εκκλησίας:

 
  • Δηλώνω ότι δε νοσώ από Κορονοϊού COVID-19 ούτε έχω συμπτώματα. 

  • Αναγνωρίζω ότι ενώ λαμβάνονται μέτρα ασφαλείας από την εκκλησία, δεν μπορεί να εγγυηθεί η ασφάλεια κάθε ατόμου που παρευρίσκεται.

  • Συμφωνώ να τηρήσω τις οδηγίες κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης και ασφάλειας που εφαρμόζονται σε αυτήν την εκκλησία.

  • Συμφωνώ να κρατήσω την εκκλησία άνευ κινδύνου από τυχόν ζημιές ή αξιώσεις σχετικά με την οικειοθελής παρουσία μου εδώ.

  • Εάν δεν μπορώ να συμφωνήσω και να επιβεβαιώσω τις παραπάνω δηλώσεις, δεν θα παρευρεθώ σε αυτή τη θρησκευτική ακολουθία αυτοπροσώπως, και ενδέχεται να επιλέξω να συμμετάσχω μέσω Διαδικτύου.

 

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Ελληνορθόδοξος Καθεδρικός Ναός Αγίου Νικολάου Τάρπον Σπρινγκς

Έντυπο Δήλωσης Παρακολούθησης Ακολουθιών (απαιτείται για την είσοδο στον Καθεδρικό Ναό) ΗΜΕΡΟΜΗΝΙΑ: _______________

 

Όνομα Συμμετέχοντος / Διεύθυνση Επικοινωνίας / Τηλέφωνο Επικοινωνίας / Email επικοινωνίας:

 

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Όνομα Συμμετέχοντος / Διεύθυνση Επικοινωνίας / Τηλέφωνο Επικοινωνίας / Email επικοινωνίας:

 

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Όνομα Συμμετέχοντος / Διεύθυνση Επικοινωνίας / Τηλέφωνο Επικοινωνίας / Email επικοινωνίας:

 

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Όνομα Συμμετέχοντος / Διεύθυνση Επικοινωνίας / Τηλέφωνο Επικοινωνίας / Email επικοινωνίας:

 

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Όνομα Συμμετέχοντος / Διεύθυνση Επικοινωνίας / Τηλέφωνο Επικοινωνίας / Email επικοινωνίας:

 

_______________________________________________________________________

Όνομα Συμμετέχοντος / Διεύθυνση Επικοινωνίας / Τηλέφωνο Επικοινωνίας / Email επικοινωνίας:

 

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Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Friday, June 19, 2020

Young Adult Virtual Forum on Social Issues Extended through Summer

It was decided at the recent Young Adult Virtual Forum on Social Issues that we could gather for eight more weeks discussing a variety of current social issues contronting our society. The Virtual Forum meets via ZOOM each Tuesday at 8pm Eastern. You must register on ZOOM for login in credentials. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpd-moqzIpGtwHTBENvLAFPm12gx2fUEox 

The Virtul Forum uses the following document as a starting point for conversation. https://www.goarch.org/social-ethos

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Thursday, June 18, 2020

Apostles' Fast Begins Today!

Remember in your meal planning this week...the Apostles' Fast begins today!
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Monday, June 15, 2020

Young Adult Virtual Forum on Social Issues Announced

Calling young adults "under" 30+/-! Who's interested in a "Social Issues Forum" Tuesday evenings? With the current restrictions on ministries, it would be via ZOOM to discuss this document....please let me know. Fr Athanasios https://www.goarch.org/social-ethos

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: Jun 16, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpd-moqzIpGtwHTBENvLAFPm12gx2fUEox 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Sofia Papastavrou

Sofia Papastavrou, 93, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, fell asleep June 9,
2020. She is survived by her son, Kostos "Gus"; grandson, George; and
siblings, George, Leonidis and Johan.
A funeral service will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on
Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:00 am. Burial will be in Curlew Hills Memory
Gardens.
May her memory be eternal!
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Notice of Parish Assembly

Νotice of Parish Assembly

For St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

 

The regular Spring Parish General Assembly of all parishioners (stewards) in good ecclesiastical and financial standing will take place on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the St. Nicholas Community Center/Theofilos Hall. There will only be one Divine Liturgy on June 28. First call will be at 11:30 am, with the second and final call at 12:00 noon.  A free brunch will be served at 11:30 am.

 

All parishioners are urged to attend. Christ and our ancestors bequeathed this wonderful community to us and it is our obligation to assist in its administration. Please come and participate as we deliberate the important issues on the agenda.

 

AGENDA

1.Call to order

2.Invocation – Fr. Athanasios Haros

3.Election of Parish Assembly Chair and Secretary

4.Certification of proper notice of Parish General Assembly

5.Approval of Minutes of Fall 2019 Regular Parish Assembly

6.Treasurer’s Report – John Stamas

7.Final Budget 2020* presentation – John Stamas

8.Cathedral Dean’s Report – Fr. Athanasios Haros

9.Council President’s Report – Nikitas Manias

10.Chapel Project Update – George Stamas

11.Cathedral Restoration Update – Mike Kouremetis

12.St Nicholas Legacy Foundation – George Stamas

13.St Nicholas Preschool Future Assessment

14.New Business

15.Adjournment/Closing Prayer – Fr. Athanasios Haros

 

*Copy of the Budget is available in the Cathedral office three days prior to Assembly.

 

 

EΙΔΟΠΟΙΗΣΗ ΓΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΣΥΝΕΛΕΥΣΗΣ

ΤΟΥ ΚΑΘΕΔΡΙΚΟΥ ΝΑΟΥ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΥ

 

Η καθιερωμένη Ανοιξιάτικη Γενική Συνέλευση για όλα τα εγγεγραμμένα και οικονομικά και εκκλησιαστικά ενήμερα μέλη της κοινότητας του Καθεδρικού Ναού του Αγίου Νικολάου, θα διεξαχθεί την Κυριακή, 28 Ιουνίου, 2020, στην αίθουσα του Πατρός Τρύφωνος, δίπλα στο ναό.  Η πρώτη κλήση θα γίνει στις 11:30 πμ και η και η δεύτερη και τελική στις 12:00 μμ. Στις 11:30 πμ  θα σερβιριστεί ελαφρύ γεύμα.

Παρακαλούμε όπως συμμετάσχουν όλα τα μέλη. Ο Χριστός και οι πρόγονοί μας μάς χάρισαν αυτήν την πανέμορφη κοινότητα και είναι υποχρέωσή μας να βοηθάμε στη διαχείρησή της.  Γι’ αυτό σας παρακαλούμε να παρευρεθείτε καθώς θα εξετάσουμε τα σημαντικά θέματα της ημερήσιας διάταξης.

 

ΗΜΕΡΗΣΙΑ ΔΙΑΤΑΞΗ

  1. Έναρξη Γενικής Συνέλευσης
  2. Προσευχή - Πατέρας Αθανάσιος Χαριλάου
  3. Εκλογή Προέδρου και Γραμματέως της Γενικής Συνέλευσης
  4. Βεβαίωση για έγκαιρη ειδοποίηση της Γενικής Συνέλευσης.
  5. Έγκριση των Πρακτικών της Γενική Συνέλευσης του Φθινοπώρου.
  6. Αναφορά του Ταμία του Εκκλησιαστικού Συμβουλίου – Ιωάννης Στάμας
  7. Παρουσίαση τελικού προϋπολογισμού για το 2020* – Ιωάννης Στάμας
  8. Αναφορά Προϊσταμένου – Αιδεσιμότατος Πατέρας Αθανάσιος Χαριλάου
  9. Αναφορά Προέδρου Εκκλησιαστικού Συμβουλίου – Νικήτας Μανιάς
  10. Ενημέρωση  για το έργο του Παρεκκλησίου – Γεώργιος Στάμας
  11. Ενημέρωση για την Ανακαίνιση Καθεδρικού Ναού – Γιώργος Στάμας
  12. Ίδρυμα Κληρονομιάς Αγίου Νικολάου - Γιώργος Στάμας
  13. Εξέταση για το Μέλλον του Σχολείου Προσχολικής Ηλικίας του Αγίου Νικολάου
  14. Νέες υποθέσεις

 

  1. Λύση συνέλευσης /Προσευχή - Πατέρας Αθανάσιος Χαριλάου
 
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Reconciling the Racial Divide - LIVE CALL-IN PROGRAM TONIGHT

Tonight on Healthy Minds Healthy Souls, the Louhs speak with Fr. Martin Johnson about reconciling the racial divide. 7 PM CT/8PM ET. Call 1-855-AFRADIO (1-855-237-2346) to comment or ask questions, or participate in our chat room at https://www.ancientfaith.com/radio/live during the show.
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Peter Christopoulos

Peter Christopoulos, 85, of Tarpon Springs fell asleep on June 7, 2020. He is survived by his son Chris Christopoulos (Angeline), daughter Eleni Lekkas (Kostos), sisters Anastasia & Theoni, brothers George & Dionysis (Zaki), 5 grandchildren - Panagiotis, Louis, Alexander, George, Mario, and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at Dobies Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. 

A funeral service will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:00 am. Covid 19 restrictions are still in place during this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery.

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, June 8, 2020

Be People of Peace

As our society collapses into additional violence and racism, please take a moment and watch this short invitation from Fr Athanasios to Be People of Peace and make a difference.
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Monday, June 1, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Viola Anastasiadis

Viola Anastasiadis, 84, fell asleep on May 28, 2020. She is survived by her husband George and son Peter (Heather) Anastasiadis of NY; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday night, June 1, 2020 at Dobies Funeral Home in Tarpon Springs from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

A funeral service will be at St. Nicholas Cathedral on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 11:00 am. Covid 19 restrictions are in place, but up to 50 people may attend.   Interment will be in Curlew Hills Memory Gardens.

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, May 29, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Helen Pappas

Helen Pappas, 86, fell asleep on May 26, 2020. She is survived by her
husband James Pappas; daughter Valerie Pappas; daughter Maria (John)
Redmond; son George Pappas; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sisters
Kaliope Pitza Siatras, Fay Bentevis and Julie Klaritis; and brother Nick
Lykouretzos.
A private family service will take place due to Covid 19 restrictions at
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Friday, May 29 at 11:00 pm.

May her memory be eternal!
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, May 27, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Steven M Panagiotis

Steven Michael Panagiotis, 92, of Tarpon Springs, fell asleep May 22, 2020, at his residence under the care of Suncoast Hospice. He was born in Gary, Indiana. He was a United States Army veteran and worked in the public works department for the City of Tarpon Springs for many years. He is survived by three sons, Steve (Barbara) Panagiotis, Jr., Emmanuel Panagiotis and Yannis (Jenn) Panagiotis; five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral or Suncoast Hospice. Private family service will take place due to Covid 19 restrictions at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Thursday, May 28 at 1:00 pm.

Interment will follow at Cycadia Cemetery. Vinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Kalegis Spirides

Spirides, Kalegis (Kal) 87, fell asleep in the Lord on May 22, 2020. He was
a life-time Tarponite born to Dionysios and Esmine Spirides. When he was a
young child, the family moved to Asheville, North Carolina and returned
when Kal entered high school. Graduating from Tarpon High, he attended
University of Florida studying business management and accounting. Between
his third and fourth year, he entered the army during the Korean War and
after basic training, was sent to Military Intelligence school in Maryland.
On completion of that training, Kal was assigned to Counter Intelligence in
Atlanta, GA and assisted the FBI and GBI in investigations into sensitive
civilian security events. He held top secret clearance while operating in a
civilian capacity. After serving the armed forces, Kal returned to UF to
complete his college education and receive his diploma.
Kal began work with Sperry Electronics/UNIVAC as a junior accountant,
transferring to the computer department when the first computer was
installed. His job was system analyzing and programming account, payroll
and purchase accounts. When Sperry moved to Miami, Kal took a job with
Pinellas County in the computer department. He was a system analyst
programmer, and then became manager of Systems Analysis and Computer
Programming overseeing nine programmers. He was the programmer and project
leader for installing the first communication computer link in Florida from
the Pinellas County computer to the FBI NCIC system. He trained police
personnel from St. Petersburg, Clearwater, also Pinellas and Hillsborough
County Sheriff departments to use terminal protocols in accessing the FBI
NCIC data base. He obtained vehicle tag records from Tallahassee for
Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and programmed a data base system where
police could radio in the numbers to their stations and get vehicle
information locally for the first time.
When Kal left the county, he was appointed by the Tarpon Springs city
commission as city clerk and remained for several months until he decided
to open a Nationwide Insurance Agency in Tarpon Springs. While he
established his agency, he also worked with the St. Petersburg Junior
College at the Tarpon campus full-time in the Computer Science Department
as a Computer Science Instructor in main-frame Cobol programming and also
taught computer literacy courses for personal computers. Kal decided to
retire in 1994 and enjoy life and family. After several years of
retirement, Kal applied for position with the DHS – Transportation Security
Administration at Tampa International Airport where he performed duties in
support of TSA mission to protect the flying public. He volunteered to
perform collateral general administrative duties for Airside F. And he
developed a Microsoft EXCEL application to help manage the daily screener
land loading. In 2008, Kal retired for the last time to again enjoy life
with his wife and family. Kal’s main goal in life was to care for his
family. He loved his sons and cherished his grandchildren, spending as much
time with them as he could. He was an open-hearted, generous man who liked
to make people laugh.
Kal is predeceased by his parents and brother, James. He is survived by his
wife, Billie, of 49 years, his sons, Dion (Amy) and Harry (Michelle), three
beautiful granddaughters, Alexis, Kaitlyn, Teresa, his namesake grandson,
Kalegis, and his sister-in-law Despina, niece, Catherine and nephew, Dan
(Jeanette) and two great nieces, Anna Catherine and Christina.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Nicholas
Cathedral Choir organ fund, Philoptochos of St. Nicholas or the Daughters
of Penelope in Tarpon Springs.
 A private family service will be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox
Cathedral on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 1:00pm, and interment will follow at
Cycadia Cemetery.
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Irene Veneris Antoniadis

Irene Veneris Antoniadis fell asleep on the day of our Lord, Friday May 22,
2020. She was preceded in heaven by her husband of 52 years, Mercurie
Antoniadis, their daughter Maria Smalis, her mother Fotini Veneris and her
two brothers Angelo and Lazarus Veneris.
She is survived by her son Michael Antoniadis (Linda), her son Demetrios
Antoniadis (Wendy), her son-in-law Kosmas Smalis (Debbie), her
granddaughter Vassilia Edwards (Donnie) and great grandson Thomas Edwards.
Also, many more extended family members, including nephews and nieces in
Burlington Kentucky, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Jacksonville Florida,
Alexandria Egypt, Melbourne Australia and various towns, villages and
islands in Greece.
Born in Alexandria Egypt in 1932, in 1966 she immigrated to the United
States with her family and resided in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she
worked for the Pittsburgh Board of Education. She was a member of The St.
Nicholas Cathedral Greek Orthodox Church of Pittsburg. In 1988 she and
Mercurie retired and moved to Tarpon Springs, Florida where they lived the
good life in the Sunshine State.
The two most important things in her life were her family and her Greek
Orthodox religion. She is loved and will be missed dearly.
A public visitation will be held at Dobies Funeral Home on Wednesday, May
27 from 6:00pm until 7:00 pm.

 Due to Covid 19 restrictions, funeral services will be held privately on
Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11:00 at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
interment will be in Cycadia Cemetery.
May her memory be eternal!
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in the Lord - Irene Smolios Koutelas

Koutelas, Irene Smolios, 89, of Tarpon Springs, fell asleep May 23, 2020. She is survived by her son Manuel (Janet); 3 grandchildren Emmanuel, Irene, and John; 6 great-grandchildren Alexis, Anna, Madison, Spencer, Tabitha, and Morgan; siblings Charles Smolios, Anna (Manuel) Ioannidis, and Sevasti (George) Galoozis, and her beloved nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her husband George, brother and sister-in-law Nick and Joyce Smolios, and her brother-in-law Mike Kouskoutis.


Due to Covid 19 restrictions, funeral services were held privately on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11:00 at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, interment will be in Cycadia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Choir in memory of Irene.  

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Memorial Day Trisagion

Join Fr Athanasios at 6pm on Memorial Day for an online Trisagion for fallen soldiers. We thank them for their sacrifice. May their memory be eternal. Click "Watch Live" to watch.
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Monday, May 25, 2020

Church Attendance REQUIRED Registration Form

PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE BEFORE ENTERING THE CHURCH FACILITIES

By voluntarily entering this church facility:

  • I affirm that I am not currently ill or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

  • I acknowledge that while safety measures are being taken by the church, it cannot guarantee the safety of every person present.

  • I agree to abide by the social distancing and safety guidelines being practiced in this church.

  • I consent to hold the church harmless against any damages or claims regarding my voluntary presence here.

  • If I am not able to agree to and affirm the above statements, I will not participate in this worship service in person and may choose to join online.

 


 

St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Tarpon Springs

Services Attendance Registration Form (required for entrance to Cathedral) DATE:________

 

Attendee Name/Contact Address/Contact phone/Contact email:

 

 


 

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Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Saturday, May 23, 2020

Requirements for Attendees for Church Services in Cathedral

ATTENDEES MUST ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:

Prior registration is required to attend services

  • Masks must be worn at all times by those age 2 and above except when receiving Holy Communion. Hands must be sanitized upon en- try.

  • Before entering the church, the temperature of each person will be taken by a designated person. If the person’s temperature is above 100.4oF he or she will be kindly asked to return to their home, both for their safety and the safety of others.

  • You will be directed to your seating area by an usher and are asked to remain in that area for the duration of the service.

  • Honor is to be shown to Holy Icons and the Holy Cross by only doing your cross and bowing. Keep in mind not to kiss or to touch the Holy Icons and the Holy Cross.

  • Refrain from shaking hands or embracing others during the service.

  • Instructions for receiving Holy Communion and antidoron will be
    explained by the Clergy.

  •  At the conclusion of the service, please exit and return to your vehicle without congregating.

  • Parishioners who have been sick with coronavirus should have the written medical doctor’s statement that they no longer test positive before they can return to in person worship services.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!


ΟΛΟΙ ΟΙ ΠΑΡΕΥΡΙΣΚΟΜΕΝΟΙ ΘΑ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΝΑ ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΟΥΝ 

ΤΙΣ ΠΑΡΑΚΑΤΩ ΟΔΗΓΙΕΣ


Θα προηγείται δήλωση πριν την προσέλευση στις ακολουθίες


  • Όλοι από 2 ετών και άνω θα πρέπει να φοράνε μάσκα καθόλη τη διάρκεια της ακολουθίας, εκτός κατά τη λήψη της Θείας Κοινωνίας. Τα χέρια θα πρέπει να απολυμαίνονται κατά την είσοδο.

  • Πριν μπείτε στην εκκλησία, θα εξετάζεται η θερμοκρασία κάθε ατόμου. Εάν η θερμοκρασία του ατόμου είναι πάνω από 100,4oF, θα του ζητηθεί να επιστρέψει στο σπίτι του, τόσο για την ασφάλεια τη δική του, όσο και για την ασφάλεια των άλλων.

  • Επίτροπος της εκκλησίας θα σας συνοδεύει στο κάθισμά σας όπου και θα σας ζητηθεί να παραμείνετε κατά τη διάρκεια της ακολουθίας.

  • Θα ασπάζεστε τις Ιερές Εικόνες και τον Τίμιο Σταυρό μόνο κάνοντας το σταυρό σας και με υπόκλιση, χωρίς να φιλάμε ούτε να αγγίζουμε.

  • Να αποφύγετε τις χειραψίες και τις αγκαλιές με άλλους κατά τη διάρκεια της ακολουθίας.

  • Οδηγίες για τη λήψη της Θείας Κοινωνίας και του αντίδωρου θα εξηγηθούν από τον Ιερέα.

  • Μετά την απόλυση, θα πρέπει να αποχωρείτε και να επιστρέφετε στο όχημά σας χωρίς συνεστιάσεις.

  • Ενορίτες που έχουν αρρωστήσει από τον Κορονοϊό θα πρέπει να έχουν γραπτή βεβαίωση του ιατρού ότι δεν έχουν διαγνωστεί πλέον θετικοί από την εξέταση, πριν μπορέσουν να επιστρέψουν σε αυτοπροσώπως εκκλησιασμό.


Σας ευχαριστούμε για τη συνεργασία και την κατανόησή σας!



 
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Saturday, May 23, 2020

Plan Announced for the Reopening of St Nicholas Cathedral

May 23, 2020

 

This is the day which the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! - Psalm 117.24

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

Christ is Risen!

 

We sing these words from Psalm 117 during the Great Feast of Pascha, the Resurrection of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. They express the great joy in our hearts at the news of Christ’s resurrection, and they express the joy in our hearts today as we announce the reopening of our St Nicholas Cathedral on May 31, 2020. After more than two months, we will again enter into the sacred walls of our Cathedral to sing praises to the Lord in worship, and to receive the Most Precious Body and Blood of our Lord, Holy Communion. We truly rejoice in this news.

 

Based upon the regulations we received from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, and in compliance with the advice of the CDC, we will reopen the Cathedral in phases beginning on Sunday, May 31, 2020. With each phase explained below, the Cathedral will become more accessible for us to worship, and more services and sacraments will again take place. Services will continue to be available livestream on the Cathedral website at https://StNicholasTarpon.org/livestream. We strongly encourage our elderly and “at-risk” parishioners to remain at home during this time. We will work to provide smaller attendance opportunities at a lower risk for those parishioners who may not wish to attend Sunday services at this time.

 

Please read the attached guidelines from the Metropolis of Atlanta prior to arriving for Church on May 31st. Based upon CDC social distancing guidelines, seating inside the Cathedral will be limited. Limited overflow seating will be available inside Fr Tryfon Hall and outside in the Cathedral Plaza. We suggest you bring an umbrella in case you are outside during Divine Liturgy. His Eminence has given his blessing to remain in your car instead of standing in the sun, watching the livestream until Holy Communion if you prefer. All parishioners will be required to register upon arriving for services. Please complete the attached registration form before you arrive for EACH SERVICE you attend. We encourage you to make copies of the registration form in advance, as this will expedite your entrance into the services. Additional copies are available on the Cathedral website at https://StNicholasTarpon.org

 

At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, you will be permitted to light a candle from the Holy Light from Pascha to bring to your homes and bless your homes, and any Orthodox Christian who desires will be anointed with Holy Unction which was consecrated on Holy Wednesday.

 

With Great Joy in the Risen Lord,

 

Reverend Protopresbyter Athanasios C Haros, Cathedral Dean

 

Mr Nikitas Manias, Archon Deputatos, Parish Council President

Phased Reopening of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Tarpon Springs

Phase One - Effective Sunday, May 31, 2020 (Registration required prior to entrance)

  • Cathedral open Sundays and Major Feasts with limited seating capacity based upon Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guidelines for social distancing.

  • Funerals celebrated with attendance not to exceed 50 members, and following all Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guidelines for social distancing.

 

Phase Two - Date to be determined by Parish Council in compliance with Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guideline for social distancing. 

  • Cathedral open for Sundays, Major Feasts, Minor Feasts, special blessings, and weekday services, with limited seating capacity based upon Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guidelines for social distancing.

  • Funeral and Sacraments of Baptism/Marriage allowed with attendance not to exceed 50 members, and following all Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guidelines for social distancing.

 

Phase Three - Date to be determined by Parish Council in compliance with Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guideline for social distancing.

  • Cathedral open for Sundays, Major Feasts, Minor Feasts, and weekday services, with limited seating capacity based upon Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guidelines for social distancing.

  • Funeral and Sacraments of Baptism/Marriage allowed with attendance not to exceed 50 members, and following all Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guidelines for social distancing.

  • Cathedral open for limited hours of “private prayer and reflection” with limited attendance following all Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guidelines for social distancing.

 

Phase Four Back to Normal - Date to be determined by Parish Council in compliance with Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guideline for social distancing.

  • Cathedral open for Sundays, Major Feasts, Minor Feasts, and weekday services, with no limitation on seating capacity based upon Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guidelines for social distancing.

  • Funeral and Sacraments of Baptism/Marriage allowed with no limitation on seating capacity based upon Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guidelines for social distancing.

  • Cathedral open daily for “private prayer and reflection” with no limitation on seating capacity based upon Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guidelines for social distancing.

  • Guided tour groups following  Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta regulations, and CDC guidelines for social distancing.


  • 23 Μαΐου 2020

     

    Αὕτη ἡ ἡμέρα, ἣν ἐποίησεν ὁ Κύριος· ἀγαλλιασώμεθα καὶ εὐφρανθῶμεν ἐν αὐτῇ.

     

    Αγαπητοί μου αδελφοί και αδελφές Εν Κυρίω,

    Χριστός Ανέστη!

     

    Αυτά τα λόγια από τον Ψαλμό 117 τα ψάλλουμε κατά τη Μεγάλη Γιορτή του Πάσχα, την Ανάσταση του Κυρίου και Θεού και Σωτήρος ημών Ιησού Χριστού. Εκφράζουν τη μεγάλη χαρά που πηγάζει απ’ τις καρδιές μας κατά την είδηση της Ανάστασης του Χριστού, και εκφράζουν τη ίδια ακριβώς χαρά μας και σήμερα, καθώς ανακοινώνουμε την επαναλειτουργία του Καθεδρικού μας Ναού του Αγίου Νικολάου, στις 31 Μαΐου 2020. Έπειτα από δύο μήνες περίπου, θα εισέλθουμε ξανά στα ιερά τείχη του Καθεδρικού Ναού μας για να υμνήσουμε τον Κύριο με ευλάβεια, και να μεταλάβουμε το Πολύτιμο Σώμα και Αίμα του Κυρίου μας, τη Θεία Κοινωνία. Χαιρόμαστε πραγματικά γι’ αυτήν την είδηση.

     

    Με βάση την εγκύκλιο που λάβαμε από την Ελληνική Ορθόδοξη Μητρόπολη της Ατλάντα, και σύμφωνα με τους όρους που έθεσε το Κέντρο Ελέγχου και Πρόληψης Ασθενειών [γνωστό στις ΗΠΑ ως CDC], θα ανοίξουμε και πάλι τον Καθεδρικό Ναό σταδιακά ξεκινώντας την Κυριακή 31 Μαΐου 2020. Παρακάτω θα δείτε αναλυτικά όλα τα στάδια, κατά τα οποία ο Καθεδρικός Ναός θα μας γίνει πιο προσβάσιμος για εκκλησιασμό, και θα γίνονται και πάλι όλο και περισσότερες ακολουθίες και μυστήρια. Οι ακολουθίες θα συνεχίσουν να προβάλλονται ζωντανά μέσω διαδικτύου από την ηλεκτρονική σελίδα της Ενορίας στη διεύθυνση:   https://StNicholasTarpon.org/livestream. Προτρέπουμε θερμά τους ηλικιωμένους και τους ευπαθείς ενορίτες να παραμείνουν ακόμη στο σπίτι κατά τη διάρκεια αυτής της περιόδου. Θα φροντίσουμε ώστε να παρέχουμε κι άλλες ευκαιρίες εκκλησιασμού με λιγότερο κόσμο και  χαμηλότερο κίνδυνο ειδικά για εκείνους τους ενορίτες που ίσως να μην επιθυμούν ακόμη να παραστούν στην Κυριακάτικη λειτουργία, προς το παρόν.

     

    Παρακαλούμε να διαβάσετε τις συνημμένες οδηγίες από τη Μητρόπολη της Ατλάντα πριν έρθετε στην Εκκλησία στις 31 Μαΐου. Με βάση τις οδηγίες κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης του CDC, οι θέσεις στο εσωτερικό του Καθεδρικού Ναού θα είναι περιορισμένες. Κατόπιν, αλλά και πάλι σε περιορισμένο αριθμό, θα διατίθενται και θέσεις δίπλα στην Αίθουσα του Πατρός Τρύφωνος [Fr Tryfon Hall], καθώς και έξω στο προαύλιο της εκκλησίας. Σας προτείνουμε να φέρετε μια ομπρέλα σε περίπτωση που βρεθείτε έξω κατά τη Θεία Λειτουργία. Ο Σεβασμιώτατος μας έχει δώσει την ευλογία του να παραμένουμε στο αυτοκίνητό μας αν προτιμάμε, αντί να στεκόμαστε στον ήλιο, και να παρακολουθούμε ζωντανά τη λειτουργία, μέχρι να έρθει η ώρα της Θείας Κοινωνίας. Όλοι οι ενορίτες θα πρέπει να δηλώνουν παρουσία κατά την άφιξη στις ακολουθίες. Παρακαλούμε να συμπληρώσετε το συνημμένο έντυπο δήλωσης προτού φτάσετε, για ΚΑΘΕ ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΙΑ που θα παρίσταστε. Σας ενθαρρύνουμε να κάνετε αντίγραφα του εντύπου δήλωσης εκ των προτέρων, καθώς αυτό θα επιταχύνει την είσοδό σας στις ακολουθίες. Πρόσθετα αντίγραφα υπάρχουν διαθέσιμα στην ιστοσελίδα της ενορίας, στη διεύθυνση https://StNicholasTarpon.org.

     

    Στο τέλος της Θείας Λειτουργίας, θα σας δοθεί η ευκαιρία να ανάψετε ένα κερί με το Άγιο Φως από το Πάσχα για να το πάρετε στα σπίτια σας και λάβουν την ευλογία του, και, όποιος Ορθόδοξος Χριστιανός επιθυμεί, θα μπορεί να χριστεί με το Άγιο Ευχέλαιο της Μεγάλης Τετάρτης.



     

    Με μεγάλη χαρά προς τον Αναστημένο Κύριο,



     

    Αιδεσιμότατος Πρωτοπρεσβύτερος Αθανάσιος Χαριλάου, Προϊστάμενος Καθεδρικού Ναού

     

    Κ. Νικήτας Μανιάς, Άρχον Deputatos, Πρόεδρος Ενοριακού Συμβουλίου

     

    Σταδιακή Επαναλειτουργία του Ελληνορθόδοξου Καθεδρικού Ναού του Αγίου Νικολάου του Τάρπον Σπρινγκς

    Φάση Πρώτη - Ισχύει από Κυριακή, 31 Μαΐου 2020 (Απαιτείται δήλωση πριν από την είσοδο)

  • Ο καθεδρικός ναός θα είναι ανοιχτός τις Κυριακές και τις Μεγάλες Εορτές με περιορισμένη χωρητικότητα βάσει των κανονισμών της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

  • Οι κηδείες θα τελούνται με συμμετέχοντες που δε θα υπερβαίνουν τα 50 άτομα, και σύμφωνα με τους κανονισμούς της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα, και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

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    Φάση Δεύτερη - Η ημερομηνία ισχύος θα καθοριστεί από το Ενοριακό Συμβούλιο σύμφωνα με τους κανονισμούς της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

  • Ο καθεδρικός ναός θα είναι ανοιχτός τις Κυριακές, για τις Μεγάλες και Μικρές Εορτές, και για τις απογευματινές ακολουθίες, με περιορισμένη χωρητικότητα βάσει των κανονισμών της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

  • Θα επιτρέπονται κηδείες και μυστήρια Βάπτισης/Γάμου μεμε συμμετέχοντες που δε θα υπερβαίνουν τα 50 άτομα, και σύμφωνα με τους κανονισμούς της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα, και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

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    Φάση Τρίτη - Η ημερομηνία ισχύος θα καθοριστεί από το Ενοριακό Συμβούλιο σύμφωνα με τους κανονισμούς της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

  • Ο καθεδρικός ναός θα είναι ανοιχτός τις Κυριακές, για τις Μεγάλες και Μικρές Εορτές, και για τις απογευματινές ακολουθίες, με περιορισμένη χωρητικότητα βάσει των κανονισμών της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

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    Φάση Τέταρτη Επιστροφή στα Κανονικά- Η ημερομηνία ισχύος θα καθοριστεί από το Ενοριακό Συμβούλιο σύμφωνα με τους κανονισμούς της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

  • Ο καθεδρικός ναός θα είναι ανοιχτός τις Κυριακές, για τις Μεγάλες και Μικρές Εορτές, και για τις απογευματινές ακολουθίες, χωρίς περιορισμό στη χωρητικότητα βάσει των κανονισμών της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

  • Θα επιτρέπονται κηδείες και μυστήρια Βάπτισης/Γάμου χωρίς περιορισμό στη χωρητικότητα, και σύμφωνα με τους κανονισμούς της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα, και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

  • Ο Καθεδρικός ναός θα είναι ανοιχτός για μερικές ώρες προς «προσωπική προσευχή και περισυλλογή» χωρίς περιορισμό στη συμμετοχή, και σύμφωνα με τους κανονισμούς της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα, και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

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  • Θα επιτρέπονται κηδείες και μυστήρια Βάπτισης/Γάμου με συμμετέχοντες που δε θα υπερβαίνουν τα 50 άτομα, και σύμφωνα με όλους τους κανονισμούς της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα, και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

  • Ο καθεδρικός ναός θα είναι ανοιχτός για μερικές ώρες προς «προσωπική προσευχή και περισυλλογή» με περιορισμένη συμμετοχή σύμφωνα με τους κανονισμούς της Ελληνορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης της Ατλάντα, και τις οδηγίες του CDC περί κοινωνικής αποστασιοποίησης.

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Saturday, May 23, 2020

Calling All Volunteers to Help Reopen Cathedral

The Parish Council met, and has agreed to reopen the St Nicholas Cathedral on Sunday, May 31st. following the permission and protocols received from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta. We will need ALL HANDS ON DECK with as many volunteers as we can for each service that takes place. We will need more than twenty (20) ushers for each service in addition to healthcare professionals who can properly take everyone’s temperature when arriving at the Cathedral. Please contact Johnny Billiris at 727-916-8210 or Nikitas Manias at 863-559-0580 to volunteer to help us prepare and keep the Cathedral open. There is a volunteer organizational meeting at the Cathedral THURSDAY, MAY 28, AT 6:30PM after Virtual Evening Prayers.
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Friday, May 22, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Komninos Stamatis Haskas

Komninos Haskas,  69, of New Port Richey, formerly of Tarpon Springs, fell
asleep on May 15, 2020, at his residence.  He was born in Symi, Greece and
came to Tarpon Springs as a young child. He graduated from Tarpon Springs
High School, he was a United States Marines veteran and a HVAC air
conditioning technician. He is survived by, son, Stamatis Haskas; two
daughters, Janet Larratt and Luciana Haskas; two brothers, George
(Angelina) Haskas and Mike Haskas. A private family service will be held at
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 11:00am,
and interment will follow at Cycadia Cemetery.
May his memory be eternal!
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Thursday, May 21, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord: Georgia Christopoulos

Georgia Christopoulos, 97, of Tarpon Springs fell asleep May 8, 2020. She
had 3 sons, Peter and Steve Christopolous who predeceased her, and is
survived by her son Tim Christopoulos, of Tarpon Springs.

A private funeral for immediate family only, due to the covid 19
restrictions, will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 11:00 am at St.
Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Burial will be in Trinity Memorial
Gardens, Trinity FL.

May her memory be eternal!
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, May 11, 2020

Important Update from Fr Athanasios


May 9, 2020

 

My Dear Brothers and Sister in the Lord,

Christ is Risen!

 

Tomorrow is Mothers’ Day, and while we should be looking forward to gathering together as an Orthodox Christian family for Divine Liturgy, we are instead reminded that the Cathedral doors remain locked and we weep. As I prepare myself for another Sunday liturgy in an empty Cathedral, I remain hopeful in our risen Lord, that a cure for our current health crisis will be discovered quickly. Each evening, as I enter the Cathedral for what we have been calling “Virtual Evening Prayers” we pray together for all those who are working to find a cure and for those who are ministering to those affected by the virus. By God’s grace, this crisis will soon come to an end, and our lives, and our Church, will be allowed to return to normal.

 

Until then, please understand nobody desires the Cathedral to be open more than myself. The latest news from the Archdiocese which you may have heard, brought us a ray of light in our darkness. The Holy Eparchial Synod has given its blessings for each Metropolis to develop a plan for the reopening of our Churches for public worship and prayer. We are currently waiting for a plan from the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta which will explain the precautions and requirements for us to reopen the Cathedral. I ask that we all continue to pray, as we do daily, for our Church leaders, and specifically His Eminence Metropolitan ALEXIOS of Atlanta, who are being advised by many scientific and medical professionals.

 

Once we receive the guidelines from the Metropolitan, our Parish Council is prepared to mobilize quickly to prepare our Cathedral, and do whatever is necessary for us to safely enter into the Cathedral and give thanks to God. I expect there will be initial limitations in terms of attendance and behaviors inside the Cathedral, and following local, state and federal regulations, we should expect a “phased” approach similar to what is currently happening in our local business community.

 

There is always something to be thankful for, and as faithful Orthodox Christians, we must focus on giving thanks to God. Our local community has not been severely affected in terms of infections or deaths which brings us the greatest joy. Our local businesses are slowly coming back to life, and by God’s grace we will soon be remembering this crisis rather than living it.

 

On a personal note, I ask each of you to please refrain from arguing, either online or in person, about whether the Church should or should not be open, or whether one person’s faith is stronger than another person’s faith, whether we believe in faith or science. We are ONE FAMILY and ONE CHURCH, and we must stand WITH each other, the strong with the weak for God’s glory. These arguments only serve to divide our Church, which only pleases the chief divider, the Devil. How we treat others, whether they are members of our Church family, our neighbors, or total strangers, we must always show love and respect. Our love for God is reflected in our love and respect for others.

 

For the time being, all Church services will remain LIVESTREAM ONLY on the internet. You can watch live at https://StNicholasTarpon.org/livestream. Tomorrow Orthros/Matins will begin at 8am followed by Divine Liturgy around 9am. Remember to set your alarm, take a shower, fast as your would normally fast, and be ready in front of your computer ON TIME for Church.

 

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Christ is Risen!

 

Fr Athanasios C Haros, Dean

St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Tarpon Springs

 

9 Μαΐου 2020

 

Αγαπητοί μου αδελφοί και αδελφές Εν Κυρίω,

Χριστός Ανέστη!

 

Αύριο είναι η Ημέρα της Μητέρας, και ενώ θα έπρεπε να προσμένουμε να μαζευτούμε ως Ορθόδοξη Χριστιανική οικογένεια για τη Θεία Λειτουργία, μας υπενθυμίζουν ότι οι πόρτες του Καθεδρικού Ναού παραμένουν κλειδωμένες και βουρκώνουμε. Καθώς προετοιμάζομαι για άλλη μια Κυριακάτικη λειτουργία σε έναν άδειο Καθεδρικό Ναό, παραμένω με την ελπίδα προς τον αναστημένο Κύριό μας, ότι σύντομα θα εφευρεθεί μία θεραπεία για την τρέχουσα κρίση υγείας. Κάθε βράδυ, καθώς μπαίνω στον καθεδρικό ναό για αυτό που αποκαλούμε «Εικονικές Εσπερινές Προσευχές», προσευχόμαστε μαζί για όλους εκείνους που εργάζονται για να βρουν θεραπεία, καθώς και για όσους προσφέρουν τις υπηρεσίες τους σε εκείνους που πλήττονται από τον ιό. Με τη χάρη του Θεού, η κρίση αυτή σύντομα θα λήξει και οι ζωές μας, και η Εκκλησία μας, θα έχουν το ελεύθερο να επιστρέψουν και πάλι στη φυσιολογική τους δράση.

 

Ως τότε, παρακαλώ, θέλω να καταλάβετε ότι κανείς δεν επιθυμεί να ανοίξει ο καθεδρικός ναός περισσότερο από εμένα. Τα τελευταία νέα της Αρχιεπισκοπής που ίσως έχετε ακούσει, μας έφεραν μια ακτίνα φωτός στο σκοτάδι αυτό. Η Ιερά Σύνοδος της Αρχιεπισκοπής έχει δώσει τις ευλογίες της σε κάθε Μητρόπολη να αναπτύξει η κάθε μία δικός της σχέδιο για το άνοιγμα των Εκκλησιών της προς δημόσια προσκύνημα και προσευχή. Αυτήν τη στιγμή περιμένουμε ένα σχέδιο από την Ιερά Μητρόπολη της Ατλάντα που θα εξηγεί τις προφυλάξεις και τις προϋποθέσεις για να ανοίξουμε εκ νέου τον Καθεδρικό Ναό. Ζητώ από όλους να συνεχίσουμε να προσευχόμαστε, όπως κάνουμε καθημερινά, για τους ηγέτες της Εκκλησίας μας, και συγκεκριμένα τον Σεβασμιώτατο Μητροπολίτη ΑΛΕΞΙΟ της Ατλάντα, που αυτή τη στιγμή συμβουλεύονται από πολλούς επιστήμονες και επαγγελματίες ιατρικής.

 

Μόλις λάβουμε τις οδηγίες από το Μητροπολίτη, το ενοριακό μας συμβούλιο είναι έτοιμο να κινητοποιηθεί άμεσα για να προετοιμάσει τον καθεδρικό μας ναό, και να κάνει ό,τι είναι απαραίτητο για να εισέλθουμε με ασφάλεια στην εκκλησία και να προσφέρουμε τις ευχαριστίες μας προς το Θεό. Προβλέπω ότι αρχικά θα υπάρξουν περιορισμοί όσον αφορά τη συμμετοχή και τις συμπεριφορές εντός του καθεδρικού ναού, και σύμφωνα με τους τοπικούς, πολιτειακούς και ομοσπονδιακούς κανονισμούς, θα πρέπει να περιμένουμε μια «σταδιακή» προσέγγιση παρόμοια με αυτήν που συμβαίνει επί του παρόντος στην τοπική επιχειρηματική κοινότητα.

 

Πάντα υπάρχει κάτι για το οποίο πρέπει να είμαστε ευγνώμονες, και ως πιστοί Ορθόδοξοι Χριστιανοί πρέπει να επικεντρωθούμε στο να ευχαριστούμε τον Θεό. Η τοπική μας κοινότητα δεν έχει επηρεαστεί σοβαρά από την άποψη λοιμώξεων ή θανάτων, πράγμα που μας φέρνει μέγιστη χαρά. Οι τοπικές μας επιχειρήσεις ξαναζωντανεύουν σιγά σιγά, και με τη χάρη του Θεού σύντομα, απλά θα θυμόμαστε αυτήν την κρίση, και δε θα τη ζούμε πια.

 

Εγώ προσωπικά θα ήθελα να ζητήσω από εσάς να αποφεύγετε τις διαφωνίες, είτε στο διαδίκτυο, είτε αυτοπροσώπως, που έχουν σχέση με το εάν η Εκκλησία πρέπει να είναι ανοιχτή ή όχι, ή εάν η πίστη του ενός είναι ισχυρότερη από του άλλου, εάν πιστεύουμε στην θρησκεία ή στην επιστήμη. Είμαστε όλοι ΜΙΑ ΟΙΚΟΓΕΝΕΙΑ και ΜΙΑ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ, και πρέπει να σταθούμε ο ένας κοντά στον άλλον, οι δυνατοί με τους αδύναμους, Εις Δόξαν Θεού. Τέτοιου είδους συγκρούσεις χρησιμεύουν μόνο στο να διαιρούν την Εκκλησία μας, πράγμα που μόνο ικανοποιεί τον μέγα διχαστή, τον Διάβολο. Το πώς αντιμετωπίζουμε τους άλλους, είτε είναι μέλη της Εκκλησιαστικής μας οικογένειας, είτε γείτονές μας, είτε ξένοι, πρέπει πάντα να τους δείχνουμε αγάπη και σεβασμό. Η αγάπη μας προς Το Θεό αντικατοπτρίζεται με την αγάπη και το σεβασμός μας προς τους άλλους.

 

Προς το παρόν, όλες οι ακολουθίες της Εκκλησίας θα παραμείνουν διαθέσιμες ΜΟΝΟ ΖΩΝΤΑΝΑ στο Διαδίκτυο. Μπορείτε να τις παρακολουθείτε στη διεύθυνση https://StNicholasTarpon.org/livestream. Αύριο ο Όρθρος θα ξεκινήσει στις 8 πμ και στη συνέχεια θα έχουμε τη Θεία Λειτουργία γύρω στις 9 πμ. Μην ξεχάσετε να βάλετε το ξυπνητήρι σας, να κάνετε ένα ντους, να νηστέψετε όπως θα νηστεύατε κανονικά, και να είστε έτοιμοι μπροστά στον υπολογιστή σας ΕΓΚΑΙΡΑ για εκκλησιασμό.

 

Χρόνια Πολλά για την Γιορτή της Μητέρας!

Χριστός Ανέστη!

 

Πατήρ Αθανάσιος Χαριλάου, Προϊστάμενος 

Ελληνορθόδοξου Καθεδρικού Ναού Αγίου Νικολάου, Τάρπον Σπρινγκς

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Saturday, May 9, 2020

Graduation Recognition

Good Morning GOYANS and PARENTS! Xristos Anesti, Christ is Risen!!

If you are apart of the graduating Class of 2020, we want to celebrate your achievements!!! GOYA, along with the Parish Council, are putting together a Senior Slideshow to highlight our amazing children! 

Please email Denise at the office the following: A formal senior picture, a picture in your cap and gown, and a brief bio of your high school career and plans for the future. Her email address is denise@stnicholastarpon.org. All submission are due by Friday, May 22nd. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

We know this year is unique but we always will recognize our achievements!

Christ is Risen!

Fr Athanasios

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Thursday, April 30, 2020

Virtual Class Options for Orthodoxy 101 and Orthodoxy 102

Christ is Risen!

After reviewing everyone's "votes" for which times were best, I have scheduled our virtual Orthodoxy classes as follows:

 

Virtual Orthodoxy 101 - Mondays 8:30pm for ten weeks

Virtual Orthodoxy 201 - Wednesdays 8:30pm for ten weeks

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED with priority for Cathedral Parishioners using the following links:

Orthodoxy 101 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdO2tqzkiHNJZdSsARGBURWL6xVDvrWeH

 

Orthodoxy 201 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMofu-upjgoGtVuQQ7pct9WCfCvpuCqzdLY

 

You will receive more information regarding purchasing a book for the class when you register.

 

"See you" in Class next week!

Christ is Risen!

Fr Athanasios

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Friday, April 24, 2020

Virtual Prayers continue in Cathedral

Fr Athanasios will continue to offer virtual evening prayers in the Cathedral daily at 6pm. This will continue until we are able to reopen the Cathedral to puclic prayer. Watch LIVE on your app.
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Monday, April 20, 2020

Remember to Remain ONLINE tonight after Church

At the end of the Service of the 12 Gospels tonight, we will play a CD recording of the traditional moirologia at the Cross of Christ. We will livestream the recording so you can sing from home as a family.
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Thursday, April 16, 2020

Urgent Message from the Parish Council President

Dear Parishioners, 

As we approach the most important and joyous celebration of our Lord's resurrection, we must also endure our greatest challenge since World War II. 

 

As our parents and grandparents survived and kept our Holy Orthodox Church viable, we must also do the same. Our enemy is an invisible one, thus making our fight a difficult one. 

 

We must be prepared to sacrifice. This Pascha will be one we have never experienced before. We must do things that seem to contradict our traditions. Yes, we must do this! We must protect everyone from illness. We can accomplish this by obeying our Hierarchs. 

 

Our Ecumenical Patriarch, our Archbishop, and our local Metropolitan have all sent a decree to our priests that no one should be put in harm’s way. This means all services will be done by Father Haros with NO parishioners present. This includes both parishioners in the Cathedral and congregating outside of the Cathedral. This will be strictly enforced by local authorities. Do not be selfish, do this for your fellow parishioners. We must put the health and will-being of others before our own desires. If we prevent one person from becoming ill, we have served God's will. 

 

Once this pandemic is over, we will all receive the Holy Light together. Remember, our traditions are important, but the focus should remain on our Lord's resurrection. 

 

To reiterate, please stay home and attend services virtually. I thank you all for your support during this most difficult time. 

 

Χριστός Aνέστη and Kalo Pascha! 

On behalf of the entire Parish Council, 

Nikitas Manias 

Archon Depoutatos 

Parish Council President

at Tuesday, April 14, 2020

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Thomas Hartofilis

Thomas Hartofilis, 78, of Palm Harbor, FL, fell asleep on April 12, 2020. He is survived by his
wife, Eleni; son, Anthony; sister, Cathy; and his entire loving family.

A private funeral for immediate family only, due to the covid19
restrictions, will be held Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:00 am at St.
Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

May his memory be eternal!
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, April 13, 2020

Remember to LIVESTREAM from your app for all Holy Week Services

As we enter Holy Week, please remember all the services are LIVESTREAM from your St Nicholas Tarpon app. Look at the calendar for all times and updates. Have a blessed Holy Week.
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Monday, April 13, 2020

Technical Difficulties during Livestream April 9

My apologies. We had technical difficulties with the livestream this evening so prayers did not stream. I didn’t realize this until I finished. Be assured the prayers for you and on your behalf did take place. After the prayers I was able to confirm the system is now working. Have a blessed evening. Fr Athanasios
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Thursday, April 9, 2020

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