The HIstory of the Family Ioannis Paraskevas Orphanos, teacher of the village Kapsia of Arcadia and his wife elpida orphanos, the genus of Georgios Tsantrizos
Family Orphanos of the village Kapsia of Arcadia in Greece.


We thank the publishing house "VIPAPHARM" that hosts our present web site.
We warmly thank the family of John P. Orphanos for the leave, which gave us the post of the pictures of the pupil Ioannis P. Orphanou, Hope I. Orphanos and Nicholas P. Orphanos. God rest for them. 
Finally, we are very grateful to the publishing house "VIPAPHARM" and the author-researcher Dr. Viktor G. Papagiannopoulos Pharmacist - Educator for the permission that gave us some of the information mentioned in his book "The history of the village of Kapsia of Arkadia and the family of Ioannis P. Orphanos, Dimodidaskalos" published in the book "Issue 2012 (ISBN : 978-618-80049-0-0 & e-book ISBN: 978-618-80049-1-7). 
More about the history of the village of Kapsia and the family of the pupil Ioannis P. Orphanos you will find in this book. 
To those who come from the village or live in it, and only to them, the book is given free of charge if they contact the publishing house «VIPAPHARM» Iokastis 65 & Plastira 30, N. Zografou, Τ.Κ. 15772, Athens, Tel: 210-7718687.

Built at the foot of Mainalos at an altitude of 700m, near Tripoli (8km) and on the road to Levidi, is the village of Kapsa (Kapsa or Kapsia). It is a typical Arcadian village of Mantineia and belongs to the Municipality of Mantineia. At the 1991 census it had 460 inhabitants. The area is renowned for its excellent quality wines. The inhabitants are engaged in agriculture, viticulture, winemaking and livestock farming. The name of the family of John P. Orphanou is indissolubly linked to the name of the village of Kapsia. 
Close to the village there is a remarkable cave, one of the most important of the Peloponnese. Next to a main road is the beautiful metropolitan church of the village. 
On the hill above the village is the chapel of "PROPHITI ILIA" with panoramic views of Mainalo and the Mandynian field. The village also houses a traditional guesthouse and taverns.

Small village of Kapsia, Arcadia, but with a remarkable modern history that honors the inhabitants of the village and promotes the reconciliation of peoples, regardless of ideological, racial, economic and other differences. 
In particular, at the time of the Second World War, on September 3, 1943, the Allies invaded central Italy under the leadership of Bernard L. Montgomery. Italy signed a truce and was out of war. On September 10, 1943, the Italian fleet was delivered to the ports of Malta and the Mediterranean and as of September 13, 1943, German and Italian soldiers fought each other in Greece. On September 21st, the Makelio of Kefalonia is taking place, where the Italian Akoui division was handed over to the Germans in Kefalonia. In the following days, 4,500 Italians were executed and another 3,000 were drowned by the Germans. On 13 October 1943 Italy declared war in Germany. 
Those days, the Italian soldier named Salvatore (Sotiris) sought the help of the rebels in order to save them from the Germans. The guerrillas led Salvatore to the village of Kapsia, where they asked for the help of the governor of the village of Ioannis Orfanos of Paraskeva in order to organize the inhabitants to hide the Italian Salvatore in their homes. In fact, all the inhabitants were immediately mobilized and alternately offered shelter, food and shelter to the Italian Salvatore by the German soldiers. From the very first moment, the Italian, who received the help of the Greeks, wanted to repay the help and the expense of his food by doing work in each of the families that hosted him. When he did not have a job to do, he refused to eat even though he was offering him food. 
But since the situation in the occupation was difficult, the months passed, the food was difficult and the danger from the Germans too big, even if they had the will to help the inhabitants, had begun to get tired and to resent. Then, the governor of the village, the family of John P. Orphanos and the family of Nikolaos Armonis undertook to hide the Italian Salvatore in their homes, alternately. Deputy Lord John P. Orphanos helped Salvatore as his brother, until Salvatore could board Patras on a ship to Italy. Then Salvatore, while everyone thought he had boarded the ship, was not boarding. The ship was torpedoed by the Germans and its passengers were killed or drowned. Salvatore boarded the next ship and returned home to Italy. In Greece, all the villagers considered him dead and were sad. After the liberation of Greece from the Germans, Salvatore returned to Greece and visited the governor of the village of John P. Orphanos in Tripoli, as well as the villagers' friends with gifts, causing a pleasant surprise to everyone. Everyone enjoyed being saved. Since then, Salvatore visited the village of Kapsia and especially the teacher John P. Orphanos and the teacher's family in Tripoli and Athens every summer. His adjective never revealed to anyone because of his profession because he was working in the secret police of Italy as he had said. Over the last 15 years, no one has visited Greece and everyone believes that because of his advanced age he will have died. 
John P. Orphanus in World War II, participated in the resistance against the conquerors. The rebels, among others, had commissioned him to gather food for them. A little has been missed because of this action to be executed by the Germans. 
The story of Salvatore is true and must be an eternal bright example to imitate for all people and peoples.

Family Paraskeva Orphanos and Konstantina Orfanos the genus Anagnostopoulou: 
1. His son, Ioannis Paraskevas Orfanos, was the deputy head of the village of Kapsia, Arcadia for 30 years. He was born in 1903 in Kapsia and slept in 1993. All his students, having obtained good foundations during their studies at school, were distinguished in their work for their education and education and the majority of them are university graduates (teachers, professors, doctors etc.). In his years the parents avoided sending their children to school and preferred to keep them in farming. John Orphanus, with his personality and his calm and well-meaning character, persuaded his parents to send their children to school to be educated. When the students of the village passed tests for their entry into the high school, John Orphanus did less-than-private lessons to the students in his home to help them enter the high school. Indeed, his students have been successful in releasing the Kapsia village school first in successes at the entrance examinations of all the schools in the region. Unhurried and unassuming offered his services to his fellow villagers until his death. 
In World War II, the guerrillas among others, had commissioned him to gather food for them. In spite of this action, be executed by the Germans. Shortly after, he saved the lives of an Italian soldier, the Italian soldier, of Salvatore, when Italy declared the war in Germany, and the Germans indiscriminately killed the Italians in Greece. The relevant story is mentioned above. John P. Orfanos is a bright example of an ideal teacher, a right family man, and an honest and right citizen for the younger generations.

Ιωάννης Ορφανός
2. His other son, Nicholas Paraskeva Orphanos, a unmarried, repatriated immigrant to the USA, was the Great Benefactor of the parish church of Agios Nikolaos of Kapsia, Arcadia and the primary school of Kapsia, Arcadia. He helped with huge sums of money his village and the inhabitants of the village and stayed in the memories of all for his good character and philosophy.
Νικόλαος Ορφανός του Παρασκευά
3.Elpisda (wife of John Orphanos), was the founder of the "Prophet Elias" church of Kapsia Arcadia, the genus Georgios Tsantrizos (a landowner and factory-owner) from the Lakonia Plaka and Argyros Deligiannis.
Ελπίδα Ορφανού
Elpida Orphanos was the daughter of Georgios Tsandrios, a majestic landlord and factory-maker of oil from Paiki Lakonia and Argyris Deligiannis by Vasilis Deligiannis. Georgios Tsantrizos was the son of a well-known wealthy Turkish family of Laconia. During the Ottoman domination, Laconia was only inhabited by few Turkish families, who were wealthy. These very wealthy Turkish families founded Laconia's Pákia, an ideal area for permanent residence, in terms of climate, safety, natural beauty and seaside, and at the same time it was an area with very rich arable land and easy access to the sea , for the quick export of agricultural products. The Tsantrizou family stayed in Greece after the revolution of the Greeks of 1821, it was christianized and digested by the local Greek element by marrying Greek women. Georgios Tsantzis, father of Hope Tsantrisou-Orphanou, married Argyri Deligianni, daughter of Vassilios Anagnostos Deligiannis (1844 -...), the great-grandson of the well-known Anastas Deligiannis (1775-1823) and Catherine. Anastas Deligiannis was born in Lagadia in Arcadia in 1775 and was the third son of the kozambasis of the Peloponnese, Ioannis Deligiannis. He married a woman named Catherine and acquired at least four children: John, Vassilis, Andrew and Euthymius. He took part in the beginning of the Greek Revolution and in 1822 he became president of the Gortyn Ephorate. He settled in Dimitsana where he died in 1823. & nbsp; The contribution of Hope Orphanos to the development of the village was decisive for the village. Being from the superior socio-economic family of Deligiannis and Tsantrizos and assuming the role of the village teacher's husband, he helped to provide for the first time healthy conditions in the village. It also helped combat competition and hostilities between peasants and promote competition and friendship. At the same time, he took the initiative to build a small chapel at the top of the mountain to house the image of the Prophet Elijah, who was in a stone-built iconostasis. The chapel was small and accommodated only the Holy Tomb with sacred vessels, as well as the priest. When the inhabitants saw that the Xenohorian Hope built the chapel, which they did not want to build for years, they felt bad. They asked Hope Orphanus to allow her and help her grow up so that churchmen inside the church can fit in. Hope, together with a friend of her villagers, took over the money and mainly of fruit (wheat and other agricultural products), which they then sold to wholesalers, and with the money they collected they bought building materials. The young and the young of the village took the transport of the materials from the village to the top of the mountain, carrying them on their shoulders. The craftsmen later built the church larger and held the old chapel of Hope, as the sanctuary of the present Holy Temple. Note that at that time there was no road, not even a path leading to the top of the mountain. Neither the mules could climb to the top of the mountain. All the materials were coming up from the people who were carrying them on their shoulders. Also, the water shed next to the church was built. Today there is a road that leads to the chapel of Prophet Elias. In the years that followed, both the inhabitants of the village and many people who had migrated abroad offered money and the church improved.

4. His other son, Giorgos P. Orfanos, a chemist emigrated to the US, and helped with his huge village and village residents with huge sums of money.

 John P. Orfanos and his wife Elpida acquired five girls, two of whom lost in their childhood. & nbsp; Of three of his girls, Constantina married Gen. George Papagiannopoulos of the well-known family Papagiannopoulos - Deligiannis - Litinos - Lithinos - LITTINUS from Lagadia Arkadia, Rethymnon Crete, Constantinople, Rome ( and acquired Dr. Viktor G. Papagiannopoulos Pharmacist-Educator. & nbsp; The middle one, Evangelia studied in the US. political science and worked for many years at the New York Chamber of Commerce where he was distinguished with special prices. He married the Austrian-born Sig Binder economist-banker and acquired three children John-Frederick, Hope and Barbara. & Nbsp; The youngest, Margarita studied in Athens and married Asimakis Kallinderis and acquired John and Elpida.


 The sights of the village include the following: & nbsp; The marble statue-bust of Ioannis Paraskevas Orphan of the village for 30 years. The very successful bust is made by the company "VIPAPHARM tel .: 210-7718687, it was created by the world-famous sculptor Zeg and is located next to the hotel" Archontiko Kalteziotis "in the cemetery of " Saint Nicolas" of Kapsia. 
Ιωάννης Ορφανός
Ιωάννης Ορφανός
The marble statue - bust of Hope John Orfanos (1915-2009). The very successful bust is made by the company "VIPAPHARM" tel .: 210-7718687, created by the world famous sculptor Zeg and located next to the hotel "Archontiko Kalteziotis" in the cemetery of "Ag. Nicholas »Kapsia.
Ελπίδα Ορφανού
Ελπίδα Ορφανού
The marble statue - bust of Nicholas Paraskevas Orfanos (1893-1975), a repatriated immigrant to the USA, who was the Grand Benefactor of the parish church "Agios Nikolaos" Kapsia of Arcadia and the primary school of Kapsia, Arcadia. The very successful bust is made by the company "VIPAPHARM" tel .: 210-7718687, created by the world famous sculptor Zeg and located next to the hotel "Archontiko Kalteziotis" in the cemetery of "Ag. Nicolas »Kapsia.
The gilding of infinite beauty and priceless money and artistic value of a very large size 110cm x 100cm of the Virgin Mary of Eleftherothria, built by the Patriarchate of Moscow, in a donation in memory of the postgraduate student, Ioannis Paraskevas Orfanos. The hagiography of the icon presents Virgin Mary in a very intimate, courteous and accessible to the worshiping form. The gold-plated image is 24 carat gold and is a model of perfection in the art of hagiography and gold-plating. The icon is kept in the large Sanctuary of St. Nicholas Kapsia. The image is exposed with difficulty for adoration to the crowds of believers who enter the village daily for obvious security reasons. The priest of the village takes care of her guard and very difficultly presents and exposes her to adoration, although she should. & nbsp; Those who visit the village insist on seeing and worshiping Our Lady.
Παναγία η Ελευθερώτρια  Κάψια Αρκαδίας
Παναγία η Ελευθερώτρια  Κάψια Αρκαδίας


These historical data have been taken from the book "The history of the village of Kapsia of Arkadia and the family of John P. Orphanos," Dr. Victor G. Papagiannopoulos, Pharmacist - Educator Publishing House 2012 ", published by VIPAPHARM. /, following the relevant permission given to us. & nbsp; More about the history of the village of Kapsia and the family of the postgraduate student Ioannis P. Orphanou in this book. & nbsp; E-book ISBN: 978-618- 80049-1-7 & nbsp; Book (in hard copy) ISBN: 978-618-80049-0-0 & nbsp; & nbsp; To those who originate from the village or live in it, and only to them, the book is given free of charge if they are addressed to the publishing house «VIPAPHARM» Iokastis 65 & Plastira 30, N. Zografou, PC 15772, Athens, Tel: 210-7718687.
LINKS The VIPAPHARM Publishing House, which has published and sold the book "The history of the village of Kapsia Arcadia and the family of Ioannis P. Orphanos, Democritus." Dr. Viktor G. Papagiannopoulos Pharmacist - Educator Publication 2012 (ISBN: 978-618-80049-0-0).
RESPONSIBLE PENSION of this web site:

Οικογενειακός Τάφος δημοδιδάσκαλου Ιωάννου Παρασκευά Ορφανού  & Ελπίδας Ιωάννου Ορφανού το γένος Γρωργίου Τσαντρίζου
"VIPAPHARM" Publishing House
You want to know more ? You can contact us by this form.
"Vipapharm" Publishing House

Tel/Fax: +30 210 77 18 687

Iokastis 65 & Plastira 30, N. Zografou, 157 72, Athens, Greece.