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Goldie Tsalichis Parr stands in front of St. Michael Archangel Shrine. The sister of Steve Tsalichis, who was afflicted as a child, Goldie lives in a house on the family property and now takes most of the responsibility for the daily functioning of…

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Katerina Zaronias making prosforo, the bread used in Greek Orthodox services. Like the bread of earlier times, it is made with the simplest ingredients: flour, yeast, water, and salt. Each loaf is stamped with a sfragida, a wooden seal carved with…

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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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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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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…

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This early image of Philoptochos members is probably from the late 1930s. The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is a women's philanthropic society associated with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Its mission is to aid those in…

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Byzantine choir The Damaskenos, led by Father George Anastassiou (1900-1962), poses on the steps leading to the Spring Bayou pier in 1934. In the early 20th century, priests and others in America began to compose new Greek Orthodox liturgical music…
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