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Greek Orthodox Epiphany Celebrated in Australia

Greek Australians celebrated Epiphany with the traditional Blessing of the Waters ceremonies in cities across Australia on Sunday.

Epiphany 2021: Greek Priest Blesses the Waters — All Alone

The Epiphany in 2021, or Theofaneia, was celebrated very differently in Greece this year. In a moving image, a Greek priest followed the traditional rite of "Blessing the Waters" -- all by himself, without the usual crowds of faithful...

Tarpon Springs Epiphany Celebrations Scaled Down Due to Pandemic

The famous Epiphany celebrations in Tarpon Springs, Florida will look a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Greece Celebrates Epiphany Under Covid Restrictions

Many Greeks participate in the Epiphany traditions that are observed in the country, making it one of the most special holidays in Greece.

Greek Orthodox Christians of Istanbul Celebrate Epiphany

The Greek Orthodox Christian community in Istanbul led by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated Epiphany with the traditional blessing of the waters on Saturday. The Ecumenical Patriarch and Archbishop of Constantinople led the liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of Saint George....

Greece's President on Telendos, Pserimos and Kalymnos for Epiphany

Despite the cloudy weather, Epiphany glorious manifestations took place in all regions of Greece, from Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus to the smallest coastal village. In Athens, the blessing of the waters ceremony was carried out in the city reservoir, while...

Greek Orthodox Blessing of the Waters in Australia

  Despite the bad weather at Frankston, south of Melbourne, many people attended the annual Greek Orthodox ceremony of the blessing of the waters. According to Greek Orthodox custom, a wooden cross is thrown into the water and swimmers chase it...

Τhe Blessing of The Waters of Munich’s River Isar

The Greek Orthodox Church blessed the waters of the River Isar in Munich on Friday, January 6, the day of Epiphany, or Theofania. This year’s celebrations took place at the central and historical bridge of the town, Ludwigsbrücke, in...