It’s tradition, people say. Why would you change it?
No question, there is comfort and strength in tradition, particularly the kind that has survived for more than a century, in knowing tradition goes steadily on as it always has no matter what is raging and changing elsewhere.
But to survive, and to keep people coming back to them, traditions sometimes have to change and adjust with the world around them. Or that world could one day pass them by.
Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs, raises the cross in the air during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs.