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Greeks celebrate Blessing the Waters and Epiphany 2020

Greek Orthodox Christians plunged into icy cold waters on Monday and sought the Holy Cross in the sea, in lakes and rivers as Greeks marked the religious feast of Epiphany on January 6. On this day, Theophany or Fota (Lights) Greeks commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan …

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Epiphany 2018 Videos: Greeks Bless the Waters, send Kallikantzaroi back to Earth bowels

Epiphany 2018: Greeks blessed the waters and sent Kallikantzaroi, the malevolent goblins back to the bowels of Earth where they belong. Kallikantzaroi are believed to dwell underground but come to the surface during the twelve days of Christmas, from 25 December to 6 January, from the winter solstice for a …

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Epiphany Cross amid freezing temperatures: a test for the real brave (videos)

The Epiphany tradition of Greek Orthodox Church turned into a real test for the faithful and brave divers this year. The cold was biting, strong winds were blowing from the North. This did not hinder the faithful divers to jump into ice-cold waters, catch the Cross and receive the blessings …

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Rhodes Blessing the waters: the cry of the voiceless

Everything was set for the traditional blessing the waters ceremony. Local officials had lined at the waterfront of Rhodes port and so had done the young divers in swimming suits – eager to jump into the cold sea and catch the cross. However, the moment the priest threw the cross …

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