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Greek Americans vocals Ethnography Music Greek songs Religious songs Religious oratory Philoptochos Society Tarpon Springs, Florida Pinellas County

A reading from a portion of the Acts or the letters of the Apostles in the New Testament. This is read before the Bishop or priest reads from the Holy Bible the Gospel of the day. Upon completion of the reading, the choir chants "Alleluia" three times, then again chants "Doxa si Kyrie si" (Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory to Thee). The cantor is director of the Byzantine Choir of Tarpon Springs, Florida. The occasion of this ceremony was the public dedication of the building of a Ladies' Society, Philoptochos (friend of the poor) on May 12, 1940, at Tarpon Springs, Florida. Religious services were conducted by his Grace Archbishop Athenagoras, assisted by Rev. Father Karaphillis of Tarpon Springs' Greek Orthodox Church, St. Nicholas. An impressive demonstration of religious and patriotic fervor marked the services, which were similar to Greek Cross services of Epiphany Day on January 6th. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is poor.

Language: Greek
Duration: 3 Minutes, 51 Seconds
Performer: : Anastassiou, George Performer: Byzantine Choir Performer: Anastassio, George Performer: Anastassiou, Professor George

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