Saint Photios National Shrine Annual Board Meeting and Anniversary Celebration
The St Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine is located at the Avero House, 41 St George Street in St Augustine’s Colonial Quarter. It is one of six institutions owned by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The Shrine is a living memorial to the Greeks who were among the 1,403 persons of Mediterranean descent who arrived in America in 1768 under the British Crown with entrepreneur, Dr Andrew Turnbull. Most perished during the ten year servitude at the 100,000 acre plantation known as the New Smyrna Colony. As the venture became lucrative, the treatment of the indentured servants became more torturous. The few hundred survivors were granted sanctuary at the Avero House in 1777 by Patrick Tonyn, governor of the East Florida Province. In 1783, Spain reclaimed Florida after the Treaty of Paris. The Spanish government referred to the residents of St Augustine who arrived from the failed plantation as Minorcans.
The Shrine is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00 and Sunday, 12-6:00.
Contact: Polexeni Maouris Hillier
Tel (904) 829-8205
Fax (904) 829-8707
2014 SAINT PHOTIOS NATIONAL SHRINE AWARD JOHN LOUDAROS
SAINT PHOTIOS NATIONAL SHRINE ANNUAL BOARD MEETING AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION