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Helen Karaphillis and George Jordan wedding

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Title

Helen Karaphillis and George Jordan wedding

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, Helen Karaphillis and George Jordan wedding photo outside of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Description

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 a ribbon) worn by the bride and groom symbolize the couple’s union and their status as king and queen of a new household. After the wedding, these elaborate creations are displayed in a special case, and may ultimately accompany their owners to the grave.

Source

Esther Jordan Raptis

Date

1935

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546057[1].jpg

Citation

“Helen Karaphillis and George Jordan wedding,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed January 16, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2913.