Page 6-B, The St. Augustine Record, Saturday, January 3,1981
Religious Series To Feature
St. Photios Greek Shrine Here
The historic Avero House-St. Photios Greek Or-
thodox Shrine will be featured in a CBs television pro-
gram to be aired Sunday, Jan. 11 at 11:30 a.m. on the
award winning religious series, "For Our Times."
THE CBS BROADCAST focuses on the Orthodox
Church's presence in America including the first
Greek settlers who came to New Smyrna in 1768 and 10
years later to St. Augustine.
The Greeks worshipped on the second floor of the
Avero House known as the Minorcan Chapel.
BISHOP JOHN OF CHARLOTTE. whose diocese in-
cludes all of the Greek Orthodox parishes in Florida.
officiated at a "Paraklisis" service to the Blessed
Virgin Mary. This service was filmed for use in the
CBS program. Father George Papadeos of Daytona
Beach also participated in the service.
The CBS program is part of a new series of broad-
casts to be presented on CBS during 1981, in consulta-
tion with the Pro:idcastings Commission of the Con-
ference of Orthodox Bishops in America.
THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED six million Orthodox
Christians in the United States including the Albavian,
Antioebian ISyrian and Lebanesei, Bulgarian,
Carpalko-Russian, Greek, Romanian, Russian and
The St. Photos Shrine was acquired in 1965 by the
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to commemorate the first
Greek settlers who arrived in St. Augustine. The St.
Augustine Committee for the St. Photios Shrine in-
cludes Bishop John of Charlotte, Father Paul
Costapoulos. Jacksonville, Ted Johnson and Ted Pap-
pas. both of Jacksonville, Mr. and Mrs. George Follou,
Tom Xinidis, Steve Sarrs, James Kalivas and Dr.
Steve Poulos, all of St. Augustine.
The CBS executive producer is Pamela llatt, vice
president ol CBS News for religious and cultural af-
fairs. Patricia Layne is the producer, Bob Peterson is
the cameraman and Ken Swikle is the soundman.
Historic Avero House houses St. Pholios Shrine