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St. Michael Shrine

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Title

St. Michael Shrine

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, religious worship, St. Michael Shrine

Description

St. Michael Shrine, a one-story chapel on Hope Street, was developed as a memorial by the Tsalichis family to honor the Archangel Michael for healing their eleven-year-old son, Steve. Like St. Nicholas, it was completed in 1943; but unlike the Cathedral, it was constructed without formal plans by local masons and carpenters. Greek Orthodox believers from throughout the country visit the chapel to pray for healing. St. Michael is the patron saint of the island of Symi, where the family originated.

Creator

J.J. Steinmetz

Source

Tampa Tribune

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546055.jpg

Citation

J.J. Steinmetz, “St. Michael Shrine,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed September 20, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2912.