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As befits the most important day in the Greek Orthodox calendar, Easter traditions are extensive. On Holy Friday the kouvouklion, representing the tomb of Christ, is decorated by young parishioners. Friday night it is carried from the church in a…

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On Epiphany, January 6, 1938, Father Karaphillis, Reverend Lacy, and Bishop Callistos stand while cross retriever Anthony Houllis kneels. The dive is the highlight of Epiphany. Since 1920, young men have braved the chilly January waters in hopes of…

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The image of an Epiphany procession from the early 1920s shows the dove bearer on the left. From 1920 to 1934 the dove bearer was Kostas Tsimpikas from Halki. In 1935, the Byzantine choir started the tradition of electing a young girl as the annual…

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Father Karaphillis presided at the wedding of his daughter Helen Karaphillis and George Jordan in July 1935 at the original St. Nicholas Church. Greek Orthodox weddings are particularly rich in tradition. For instance, the stefana (crowns linked with…

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Archbishop Athenagoras and Father Karaphillis at the consecration of the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in 1943. Chanter Vasile Faklis is on the far right behind Father Karaphillis. Completed at the height of World War II, it replaced the…

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Members of Philoptochos pose with Father Karaphillis in 1940 at the groundbreaking for the Philoptochos building that was erected on Hope Street and completed in 1942. Members of the group are, front row, Maria Miaoulis, Father Theophilos…

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Father Theophilos Karaphillis (1883-1963) with George Anastassiou to his right, Vasile Faklis (then Papafaklis) to his left, and the first choir in front of old St. Nicholas Greek Church, circa 1925. Karaphillis came from Kalymnos in 1922 and served…

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The Karaphillis family gathers together for a visit from George Karaphillis during leave from his duties during World War II. They are Katina Karaphillis Nicholis, Father Theophilos Karaphillis. George Karaphillis in military uniform, Kaliope…
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