St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
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7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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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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CruiseFools
Billings, MT25 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Very breathtaking view inside. We sat in silence & tried to take in all the wonderful beauty. However, our serene experience was disrupted by a noisy vacuum in the background - all we could do is laugh.
Written 24 September 2022
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Sonia F
Milford, NJ227 contributions
Apr 2022
St. Nicholas Greek Cathedral is a must see during a Tarpon Spring visit. The church is packed with beautiful art, including frescoes and stained glass windows. It is a great place to stop for prayer and meditation.
Written 23 April 2022
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stewytravels
Beaver Falls, PA76 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
A must see. Ben coming to Tarpon for 30 years and never went in. However, this year a couple was staying with us who were raised in the Greek Orthodox religion so we went in. It was gorgeous. The couple had been to Greece and said that this church was the prettiest that have been in. While inside sitting in the pews our friend said hello in geek to a staff member named Dale. He responded and came over and gave us insight on the church it’s rituals, events and recommendations of where to find good Greek food. We probably spent more than an hour inside in amazement and solitude reflecting on Christ.
Written 17 April 2022
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Vinny L
Coram, NY171 contributions
Jan 2022
how can you not give this 5 stars? beautiful inside and out, respectable parishioners, beautiful mass (love that they walk around at one point), easy parking, be sure to make contribution, light a candle, $ into basket
and don't forget to go to the sponge dock area 5 minutes away
Written 19 February 2022
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pasherry
United States1,021 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
You can walk to this Greek church from the sponge docks, about .6 miles. The church is open to the public. It is beautiful inside with dome ceiling, stained glass, beautiful marble and paintings. There was a caretaker that answered any questions. Worth the visit.
Written 15 February 2022
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Cynthia A
Columbia, MO457 contributions
Feb 2022
The facility manager, I believe name was Nick or Mike, was excellent. He gave information in an interesting way and answered all our questions.
Written 11 February 2022
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Lynda L
Pinckney, MI24 contributions
Jan 2022
Just walk through the doors of this Byzantine Revival architecture Church and be wowed. It is beautiful.
Written 21 January 2022
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Scott Dittmer
58 contributions
Jan 2022
I had read about the cathedral and never had a chance to visit until recently. My wife and I were heading to Tarpon Springs and stopped-in to see the beautifully painted ceilings and exquisite stained glass. We were not disappointed. It was as if this European cathedral magically appeared in Tarpon Springs just sop we could all marvel at it's beauty.

When we return to the town, we'll definitely stop back since it's worth another visit to see what we may have missed the first time.
Written 11 January 2022
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Audrey Hulen/ Travel Advisor
Central Florida, FL3 contributions
Jul 2021
This was my first time visiting a Greek Orthodox Cathedral and I was amazed. The icons are beautiful and the sense of holiness in the Cathedral was prevalent. The nice lady that welcomed us upon entering the Cathedral was very informative of the history of the Cathedral as well as the Greek Orthodox faith.
Written 3 October 2021
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pnygrl
Salem, VA42 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
I am sitting outside the church at 2:15 PM and even called in and spoke to receptionist asking if I can take a quick tour as I am leaving town tomorrow ..she said no -only open from 11 to 2 or 3! please call before you make the trip -what a disappointment!
Written 1 February 2021
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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs

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