Blessings of the Waters – Diving for the Cross – Greek Orthodox Tradition – 6-1-18

A Greek Orthodox ceremony Рthe Blessing of the Waters commemorating the baptism of Jesus was held beside the pool (as the river was considered to be too unsafe) with young men diving for the Cross. The one who retrieves it is said to be very blessed.
This year it was Matthew Zurcas.
You can read more about the Epiphany at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphany_(holiday)

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