Browsing: Father Anastasios Gounaris

Source: Tampa Bay Times by Laura C. Morel, Times Staff writer TARPON SPRINGS — The top religious leader at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral has disappeared, leaving behind only an email explaining that he is abandoning not only his job but also the priesthood. But the lengthy message from Father Anastasios Gounaris offers no answers to the questions being raised by puzzled parishioners: Why did Gounaris quit? Where is he now? Parish council president Nikitas Manias said he doesn’t know. “It just came out of the blue. We were not expecting anything,” said Manias, adding that not even Gounaris’ wife,…