10 images. Greek Orthodox Church rites in Long Beach, 06 January 1952. Reverend Anthony Kosturos (Los Angeles); Reverend Arcadios Arcadiou (San Bernardino); Bishop Demetrius Marcris (New York); Emanuel Karaiskos -- 34 years (tailor of 930 Simmons Avenue, Los Angeles); Reverend Leonidas Contos (Los Angeles); Reverend Speridon Spyropoulos; Reverend Nicholas Billiris.; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Emery. Date: 1952-01-06. Reporter: Emery, etc. Assignment: Greek Orthodox Church rites, Long Beach Municipal Auditorium and Rainbow Pier Lagoon. 54 & 55: Formal group around victorious swimmer. Left to right: Rev. Anthony Kosturos, L.A.; Rev. Arcadios Arcadiou, San Bernardino; Bishop Demetrius Marcris, New York; with victorious swimmer, Emanuel Karaiskos, 34, tailor, of 930 Simmons Ave., L.A.; Rev. Leonidas Contos, L.A.; Rev. Speridon Spyropoulos, San Diego; Rev. Nicholas Billiris, Long Beach. 24 & 25: Rt. Rev. Bishop Demetrius Macris of New York gives special blessing to swimmer Emanuel Karaiskos who retrieved cross. 52, 34, 28 & 44: The Rt. Rev. Bishop Demetrius Macris, N.Y., standing higher than crowd at left background on ramp at edge of lagoon, throwing golden cross into lagoon to be retrieved by swimmers; later shots showing swimmer returning cross to bishop and receiving blessing; additional swimmers receiving blessing. (Victorious swimmer is one who has no other men in bathing suits around him as he gets blessing). 15: Advanced wing of girls in costume in procession to lagoon, from auditorium. 19: Girls lined up on each side while Bishop & entourage approach water's edge".