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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

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Address: 36 North Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL
Phone Number: +1 727-937-3540
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Description: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral was founded in 1905 and is the first...
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral was founded in 1905 and is the first and original Greek Orthodox Christian parish of the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. The present Cathedral was completed during WWII, in 1943. Much of the interior marble, including the iconostasis (icon screen), is from the Greek pavilion of the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. The Cathedral contains actual relics of St. Nicholas of Myra and is a point of pilgrimage for those who seek the intercessions of this most beloved of Christian saints. The Cathedral tower is the tallest architectural structure in Tarpon Springs and serves as the heart of the downtown and city. In the plaza to the north of the Cathedral is the famous "Cross Diver" statue which captures the pinnacle of the annual Epiphany Day (January 6) celebration for which the St. Nicholas Cathedral parish is known the world over. At the base of the statue are the names of young men - Orthodox Christian and non-Orthodox Christian - who made the supreme sacrifice during World War II.
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beautiful wedding and the archetecture is detailed and inspiring

detailing is inspiring and church is doing its best to keep its looks reverent the social calendar is made for the community and the homeless providing free lunch and a food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
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Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

detailing is inspiring and church is doing its best to keep its looks reverent the social calendar is made for the community and the homeless providing free lunch and a food pantry the families in need of help.

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Ocala, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a really beautiful church. Have to see in inside to appreciate it. We just stopped by to see it... Doors open.

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stunning cathedral, with impressive stained glass and frescos. The church is open most days. I could hear a couple voices behind the altar but there was no one there to speak with during my visit. Being Serbian Orthodox, I would have loved to be able to chat with someone, but I was still very happy just to be able to... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Each time I go to Tarpon Springs I revisit this beautiful church, it is so special, everywhere you look, it is a spiritual delight. I love to pray here but the artistic view alone is worth going for. I recommend this to the spiritual and artistic eye. Easy to park, next to the Church. This church is a treasure!

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Chania Town, Greece
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A nice, big western style greek orthodox church with very strong influences from the venetian churches. Do not look for byzantine character here since all the icons are Michael Angelo style. The have 2 services every Sunday with the first one being in all greek.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A must see! Church is open daily for visits. Absolutely stunning replica of a cathedral in Constantinople

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Toronto, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

St. Nicholas is a beautiful church that is only 2 minutes away from the main tourist area. You can stay and linger as long as the church is open but if you have limited time a walk through is doable in under 30 minutes. It has an old world feel and the stained glass is not to be missed. The... More 

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Well worth the time to stop and go inside. There is usually a volunteer to answer questions and share some of the lore. This is a beautiful greek othodox church.

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Helen, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This a beautiful Byzantine church with many stained glass windows and icons painted on the walls. Unusual and worth the visit.

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Sarasota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A little out of town but easy to find and very pretty church. Typical white interior of Greek churches and beautiful stained glass windows.

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